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Windows 7: XP + Seven: Boot Manager missing on XP

25 Dec 2009   #11

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Doesn't everyone speak several languages?
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25 Dec 2009   #12
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Doesn't everyone speak several languages?
Wasn't referring to the language, was referring to the mishmash.

What is that Active System D: drive on DISK1? XP?

Will Windows 7 Startup Repair put the MBR there to include XP in Dual Boot?

Or does he then need to get Windows 7 started up, unplug or swap DISK0, run a Repair Install to correctly reconfigure the dual boot with Windows 7 and XP on only DISK1?

Then replug data drive to format logical?
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02 Jan 2010   #13

Windows 7 and Windows XP

Hello again,

my problem with the missing Boot Manager is solved now.
The reason for all my trouble was not the RAID it was the additional drive in my computer (please refer to "Datenträger 0" in my partition table).

Your questions on my strange labelling focused me to this auxiliary drive. It is suited in a mobile cartridge (connected to an ATA Port, whereas my RAID1 consist of to SATA Drives). I use it only for temporary stuff, thus it was not
matter of my attention, but this HD was in my former computer the "Drive_C" with XP as system. To reuse it I removed only
all files, but as you can see from the drive map the first partition is primary and still active.This caused in my opinion all the problems.

After I removed the drive (quick task with a mobile cartridge) I started the Windows 7 installation again, removed the partition with the former Windows 7 installation, build a new one and installed Windows 7 once again. This time the Boot Manager was installed properly and now I can select my old XP or Seven during boot.
After this successful task I put the old drive once again in the cartridge and all is still working fine. Thus I think this drive only seems to disturb Windows 7 installation procedures.
Thank you all for spending your precious time trying to help me.

With best regards Alberto77
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02 Jan 2010   #14
Microsoft MVP


Suggest you format your data drives Logical to avoid being accidentally marked active, which caused Win7 to place the MBR there since it was the first active drive.

Had you returned earlier, we could also have advised you that you needn't reinstall Win7. You can recover it's ability to boot after unplugging the data drive by booting the DVD to run Startup Repair 3 times. Then run a Repair Install from the desktop to reconfigure the dual boot correctly.

Glad you got it sorted out.
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