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Windows 7: Multi-boot/Dual-Boot Windows XP on Windows 7

14 Dec 2009   #211
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did it find installation to repair?

Did it offer up front to run startup repair (won't work first time)
Yeah, it automatically detect it first, then I did it manually after.


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14 Dec 2009   #212
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Not it just seems to fail and fail. :|
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14 Dec 2009   #213
gregrocker

 

Once you have tried it until it says it has nothing else to repair, I will give you commands to run.
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14 Dec 2009   #214
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Once you have tried it until it says it has nothing else to repair, I will give you commands to run.
It just keeps repeating over and over, Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically. Then if I wish to send to Microsoft.
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14 Dec 2009   #215
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Well I'm going to have to go to sleep. Tomorrow, if your here, I'll keep this going.

I tried system restore but it said select an operating system or something... and that message sort of freaked me out. O.O
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14 Dec 2009   #216
gregrocker

 

We need to mark the XP partition inactive and the Win7 partition inactive.

The thing to remember when doing this is that you must determine without question which partition listed is the Win7 and which is the XP. Do not proceed otherwise.

Boot into the Win7 Repair console, open a Command Line and type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (for hard disk)
LIST PARTITION
select partition # (for XP partition ONLY, be sure by size and position)
inactive
exit

Reopen Command Line and type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (for hard disk)
LIST PARTITION
select partition # (for Win7 partition ONLY, be sure by size and position)
active
exit

Now try running Startup Repair 3 times.

If this fails, boot back into Repair Command Line and type

Bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootrec.exe /fixmbr

now reboot, if Win7 doesn't start, run Startup Repair again 3 times

if this fails, boot back into Win7 Repair command line and type:

Bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force

reboot, if Win7 doesn't start run Startup Repair repeatedly.
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14 Dec 2009   #217
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
We need to mark the XP partition inactive and the Win7 partition inactive.

The thing to remember when doing this is that you must determine without question which partition listed is the Win7 and which is the XP. Do not proceed otherwise.

Boot into the Win7 Repair console, open a Command Line and type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (for hard disk)
LIST PARTITION
select partition # (for XP partition ONLY, be sure by size and position)
inactive
exit

Reopen Command Line and type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (for hard disk)
LIST PARTITION
select partition # (for Win7 partition ONLY, be sure by size and position)
active
exit

Now try running Startup Repair 3 times. There are more commands if it doesn't work.
How do I check for that information?
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14 Dec 2009   #218
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XboxOmac View Post
How do I check for that information?


After you type LIST PARTITION

determine which is which by the size of the partition and its position.
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14 Dec 2009   #219
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

When I do the first two lines, it says Disk 0 Online, 232 GB 0 B
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14 Dec 2009   #220
gregrocker

 

Good. Now,

SELECT DISK 0
LIST PARTITION
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