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Windows 7: dual boot dual drive

03 Jan 2010   #21
dredge3

win 7 full retail 64....xp 32
 
 

Not that quick when you have to swap drives all the time lol. It came up with this...
""the boot configuration data store could not be opened access is denied""
I am the only admin account


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03 Jan 2010   #22
gregrocker

 

If you are not running in the hidden Administrator account, then you need to Run As Administrator.

Type CMD in search box, right click result, click Run as Administrator.
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03 Jan 2010   #23
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You definitely need to run an elevated command to use bcdedit.

Rt click cmd and run as admin.
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03 Jan 2010   #24
dredge3

win 7 full retail 64....xp 32
 
 

Another thing popped up. I save files, screen shots in an external drive. I saved previous screen shots in it. I tried saving something else and it came up with access denied? yet it let me save it in a previous screen shot file, but not a new one.
Anyway lets get dual boot sorted. I want to use 7 but wife needs XP
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03 Jan 2010   #25
gregrocker

 

Run the CMD as adminstrator, try SIW2's commands again.

Copy and paste so there is no doubt.
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03 Jan 2010   #26
dredge3

win 7 full retail 64....xp 32
 
 

Did it all ok. restart and it came up XP or 7..YES...clicked XP..then this
WINDOWS FAILED TO START.A RESENT HARDWARE CHANGE MIGHT BE THE CAUSE. TO FIX THE PROBLEM
1INSERT WIN DISK AND RE START
2 CHOOSE LANGUAGE
3 REPAIR PC

IF U DONT HAVE DISC CONTACT SYS ADMIN OR PC MAN FOR ASSISTANCE
FILE: NTLDR
STATUS 0xc0000076
INFO THE SELECTED ENTRY COULD NOT BE LOADED BECAUSE APPLICATION IS MISSING OR CORRUPT
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03 Jan 2010   #27
gregrocker

 

Can you boot into Win7, post back a screenshot of Disk Management and EasyBCD listings. Use Snipping tool in Start Menu, attach files with paper clip in reply box.

We can then advise you if a Repair Install will correctly reconfigure the dual boot menu as it should, or if perhaps a simple change using EasyBCD will do the job.
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03 Jan 2010   #28
dredge3

win 7 full retail 64....xp 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Can you boot into Win7, post back a screenshot of Disk Management and EasyBCD listings. Use Snipping tool in Start Menu, attach files with paper clip in reply box.

We can then advise you if a Repair Install will correctly reconfigure the dual boot menu as it should, or if perhaps a simple change using EasyBCD will do the job.
WOW SLOWLY. Yes I can boot into 7 but not XP. Ill post back a screen shot of disk man and take it from there..getting late. Back at work tomoz
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03 Jan 2010   #29
dredge3

win 7 full retail 64....xp 32
 
 

here


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03 Jan 2010   #30
dredge3

win 7 full retail 64....xp 32
 
 

F is my external drive
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