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Windows 7: Restoring Dual boot Xp/Win 7 to single boot Xp

28 Dec 2009   #21
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

^^ I can't boot into Windows 7. That's the problem. I'll run the startup repair 3 times as stated to get it working again. I actually did a system image backup earlier that I might just do anyway, or start from scratch again. I've got some time tonight so I'll just see how I'm feeling.

At any rate, all of the help is very much appreciated.


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29 Dec 2009   #22
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

I did the startup repair 3x last night on the Win7 drive and it seems to have worked. However, now, for some reason (could be complete coincidence), when I boot from the XP drive, it will get past the XP logo loading screen and then just stay blank while the hard drive churns indefinitely. So, that's neat.
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29 Dec 2009   #23
gregrocker

 

Normally Win7 startup repair will recover the ability of Win7 to boot, then the other OS needs to be added back using EasyBCD.

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu attaching file using paper clip in reply box.

Also install EasyBCD and attach screenshot of the listings on its front panel. Attachment 44359
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29 Dec 2009   #24
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

You want me to do all of this from the Win7 drive after booting into it?
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29 Dec 2009   #25
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
You want me to do all of this from the Win7 drive after booting into it?
Yes.
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29 Dec 2009   #26
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Done deal. I won't be able to get to this for 4 hours anyway, so that works for me.
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29 Dec 2009   #27
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Restoring Dual boot Xp/Win 7 to single boot Xp-bcd.jpg

Restoring Dual boot Xp/Win 7 to single boot Xp-bdc2.jpg

Restoring Dual boot Xp/Win 7 to single boot Xp-diskmgmt.jpg


That's how everything stands now, with F: obviously being my XP partition. Now, keep in mind, XP will boot and everything so it had a bootloader, but once it gets past the XP logo/progress screen, it just stays blank with the HDD churning.


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29 Dec 2009   #28
gregrocker

 

If you want to keep the two drives independent and booted via the BIOS F key, then XP needs to have its boot corrected.

I would run an XP Repair Install to achieve this, with the Win7 drive unplugged.
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29 Dec 2009   #29
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

I only get a dual boot menu when booting to my XP drive, of which booting to Win7 now works and XP works up until after the splash logo then hangs now (I'm assuming it needs a fixboot/fixmbr done to it now). I can also just boot directly to the Win7 drive of which I get no option which OS to boot to, it just goes straight to Win7 (how I wanted it all along). I don't want the dual boot menu on either drive. I simply want to F8 at startup each time to figure which drive I want to boot to.
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29 Dec 2009   #30
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Boot into 7 , then in Easy Power Console, type: ( replace ? with XP drive letter as seen by 7)

bootsect /nt52 ?: /mbr
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