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Windows 7: Windows 7 install problem (Vista and XP dual boot)

09 Apr 2009   #11
cr2112

Win 7, Win Vista, and Windows XP (Triple Boot)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
Are you sure you did not install windows 7 to where XP was installed?
of course not. I have 3 separate partition for all the operating system.


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09 Apr 2009   #12
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cr2112 View Post
of course not. I have 3 separate partition for all the operating system.
Ok can you post a screen shot of the partitions in the disk managment and the readout from bcdedit so we can get a clearer picture of what is going on.
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11 Apr 2009   #13
cr2112

Win 7, Win Vista, and Windows XP (Triple Boot)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
Ok can you post a screen shot of the partitions in the disk managment and the readout from bcdedit so we can get a clearer picture of what is going on.
I have attached the the screenshots. Please help me i need windows xp to play game.


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Windows 7 install problem (Vista and XP dual boot)-bcdedit.jpg   Windows 7 install problem (Vista and XP dual boot)-disk-management.jpg  
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11 Apr 2009   #14
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

First i would make sure you can see hidden folders and protected OS files (in folder options), then confirm if ntdlr is missing/corrupt from E: if it is replace it from your XP disc. Did you just install all 3 Operating Systems? because typically you would want XP,Vista,7 in that order ie:XP would be the active partition containing the boot files.

P.S. can you post the same easybcd screenshot but in the detailed(debug mode).
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11 Apr 2009   #15
cr2112

Win 7, Win Vista, and Windows XP (Triple Boot)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
First i would make sure you can see hidden folders and protected OS files (in folder options), then confirm if ntdlr is missing/corrupt from E: if it is replace it from your XP disc. Did you just install all 3 Operating Systems? because typically you would want XP,Vista,7 in that order ie:XP would be the active partition containing the boot files.

P.S. can you post the same easybcd screenshot but in the detailed(debug mode).
I can see hidden files in my com. When i search for the ntdlr file in my win xp partition it returns with no result. But when i try to copy thentdlr file using the cd in recovery console it says accsess denied. I have already attached the the bcdedit debug mode with this post.
Thanks


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File Type: txt EasyBCDEDIT debug mode.txt (2.0 KB, 97 views)
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12 Apr 2009   #16
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cr2112 View Post
I can see hidden files in my com. When i search for the ntdlr file in my win xp partition it returns with no result.
You need to deselect "hide protected operating system files" as well as being able to see hidden files and folders. Once you can see ntldr you need to remove the "read only" attribute then you can replace it.
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12 Apr 2009   #17
cr2112

Win 7, Win Vista, and Windows XP (Triple Boot)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
You need to deselect "hide protected operating system files" as well as being able to see hidden files and folders. Once you can see ntldr you need to remove the "read only" attribute then you can replace it.
I have already deselect the "hide protected operating system files" but i cant still find the ntdlr file.
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12 Apr 2009   #18
johngalt

 

are you looking for ntldr or ntdlr?

You'll find the first one - but not the second.

(ntldr stands for NT Loader, so that makes it easy to remember the spelling)
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12 Apr 2009   #19
cr2112

Win 7, Win Vista, and Windows XP (Triple Boot)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
are you looking for ntldr or ntdlr?

You'll find the first one - but not the second.

(ntldr stands for NT Loader, so that makes it easy to remember the spelling)
Which file am i supposed to replace. ntldr or ntdlr ?
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12 Apr 2009   #20
johngalt

 

There is no ntdlr.
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