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Windows 7: Cant see Vista entry on bootloader After Win 7

15 Dec 2009   #1
gungaabayar

win 7
 
 
Cant see Vista entry on bootloader After Win 7

Hi all,
Ive been using a hard disk with XP Pro installed first partition and Vista Ult installed second partition. Yesterday I installed Win 7 Home premium on first partition where XP was installed. During installation I deleted the first partition and created new one for the win 7 installition. Obviously XP is gone, dont care.

Win 7 is booting fine. Problem is I cant boot from Vista which is in second partition D. No vista entry on bootloader. PC boots from Win 7 straight away. I used easyBCD to add vista entry but no luck.

QUESTION: How to get my Vista back?

Thanks in advance,
DG


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15 Dec 2009   #2
gregrocker

 

Can you post back a screenshot of your EasyBCD listings page and full Disk Management drive map?
Use Snipping tool in Start menu, attach files using paper clip in reply box.

Can you see Vista in explorer?

Were other HD's plugged during install?
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15 Dec 2009   #3
gungaabayar

win 7
 
 

Hi

No other HDD plugged during installation.
I can see Vista folders in explorer

entry"2 is added by me but not working. I chosen D letter drive but it shows U letter. dnt know why.

Thanks
DG


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15 Dec 2009   #4
gregrocker

 

There is a bug causing EasyBCD 1.71 to sometimes default to letter "U" so use new EasyBCD 2.0 beta to change Vista drive to "D".

Download it here: Attachment 42107

It is unusual to have an OS on a logical drive, but not worth converting it since it doesn't need to be marked active now (as it didn't with XP) since it is not holding the MBR.
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15 Dec 2009   #5
gungaabayar

win 7
 
 

Hi again,

I have just used EasyBCD 2.0 beta to add vista entry and I have an options to choose Win 7 and Vista. Chosen Vista but it says no winload.exe found. I search the file from entire D disk, couldnt find. I dnt know why this file gone missing. Tried to repair the vista startup using Vista Installation DVD but it said cant fix it automatically.

Vista was working fine before Win 7. quite strange.

Question. Can I copy the missing file winload.exe to the system32 folder manually? Does it cure the problem? Where can I get the the file from?

Thanks again
DG
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15 Dec 2009   #6
gregrocker

 

This is the best research I can find but no solutions arise that apply clearly to your dual boot with Win7. But take a look at the bcdedits suggested: winload.exe is missing or corrupt (no it's not!)

If you bought Win7 retail, you can try MS Tech Support which is included as this is a known issue to them.

I asked our top expert on these things SIW2 to take a look.

Hopefully others may recognize the problem and offer a fix.
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15 Dec 2009   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,


You should find winload.exe here:

D:\Windows\System32\winload.exe


Try removing both entries to the Vista partition, using Easy 2.0 Add/Remove Entries.

In Disk Management rt click the 100mb partition and give it Drive letter S.

Then add a new entry for the Vista partition using Easy 2.0

Hope it helps
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16 Dec 2009   #8
gungaabayar

win 7
 
 
Thanks mate

Hi
Thanks for your quick and clear explanations,
Im trying to fix the problem and let u know what happen...
DG

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
This is the best research I can find but no solutions arise that apply clearly to your dual boot with Win7. But take a look at the bcdedits suggested: winload.exe is missing or corrupt (no it's not!)

If you bought Win7 retail, you can try MS Tech Support which is included as this is a known issue to them.

I asked our top expert on these things SIW2 to take a look.

Hopefully others may recognize the problem and offer a fix.
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16 Dec 2009   #9
rmckay3688

xp pro
 
 

i have the same problem
if i go to diskmgmt.msc and set the partition with vista on it active, it becomes the only active boot dr cant get it to see both
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16 Dec 2009   #10
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rmckay3688 View Post
i have the same problem
if i go to diskmgmt.msc and set the partition with vista on it active, it becomes the only active boot dr cant get it to see both
Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Mgmt drive map, as well as the EasyBCD 2.0 beta boot listings. Use snipping tool in start menu, attach files using paper clip in reply box.
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