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Windows 7: Windows Booting to Wrong XP Partition

23 Jan 2010   #21
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
It worked, I was finally able to boot onto the right XP partition. Just one problem though, everytime I start up, I get a "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close" error. Right now I'm running sfc /scannow.
OK one problem down ...

At least you have your Windows bootmgr configured to suit you ...

Cheers!
Robert


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23 Jan 2010   #22
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

How do I add an entry to the boot.ini file so that I can boot to the other XP partition that is on the seagate without switching boot priority of the hard drives?
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23 Jan 2010   #23
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
How do I add an entry to the boot.ini file so that I can boot to the other XP partition that is on the seagate without switching boot priority of the hard drives?
Edit the boot.ini file again ... copy the current line ... paste in underneath ... change to partition(3)?
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23 Jan 2010   #24
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
How do I add an entry to the boot.ini file so that I can boot to the other XP partition that is on the seagate without switching boot priority of the hard drives?
Edit the boot.ini file again ... copy the current line ... paste in underneath ... change to partition(3)?
Well, it's on disk 1.

Would it be:

Quote:
multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional"
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23 Jan 2010   #25
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
How do I add an entry to the boot.ini file so that I can boot to the other XP partition that is on the seagate without switching boot priority of the hard drives?
Edit the boot.ini file again ... copy the current line ... paste in underneath ... change to partition(3)?
Well, it's on disk 1.

Would it be:

Quote:
multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional"
I would guess:

multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional

You can view the files on that partition now right? Go the the C: (root) and open boot.ini and see the correct string. Copy and paste it?
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23 Jan 2010   #26
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

Well that didn't work. I think I'm just going to start from scratch and remove my old hard drive and format my new one and partition that.

You've been a big help, solved my problem I was originally having.
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23 Jan 2010   #27
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
Well that didn't work. I think I'm just going to start from scratch and remove my old hard drive and format my new one and partition that.

You've been a big help, solved my problem I was originally having.
I understand! You could try different strings?

If I might make a suggestion, when you are ready to install XP again, after you install 7, is to create the new XP partition ahead of time and mark it "Active" before you start the XP installation. I think it is easier that way ... but that is just IMHO ...

Be glad to help out if I can!

Cheers!
Robert
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23 Jan 2010   #28
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
Well that didn't work. I think I'm just going to start from scratch and remove my old hard drive and format my new one and partition that.

You've been a big help, solved my problem I was originally having.
I understand! You could try different strings?

If I might make a suggestion, when you are ready to install XP again, after you install 7, is to create the new XP partition ahead of time and mark it "Active" before you start the XP installation. I think it is easier that way ... but that is just IMHO ...

Be glad to help out if I can!

Cheers!
Robert
I was thinking about installing XP first and then 7. You think I should do the same thing, but for 7?
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23 Jan 2010   #29
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
Well that didn't work. I think I'm just going to start from scratch and remove my old hard drive and format my new one and partition that.

You've been a big help, solved my problem I was originally having.
I understand! You could try different strings?

If I might make a suggestion, when you are ready to install XP again, after you install 7, is to create the new XP partition ahead of time and mark it "Active" before you start the XP installation. I think it is easier that way ... but that is just IMHO ...

Be glad to help out if I can!

Cheers!
Robert
I was thinking about installing XP first and then 7. You think I should do the same thing, but for 7?
We all learn by doing!

In the end it is a matter of personal preference, what is easiest, what we are most comfortable with. My preference would be to install 7 first to a blank hard drive and add XP second. You could try it both ways and see what you like best?
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23 Jan 2010   #30
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

disk(0) is always disk(0) unless you are using dynamic drives.

rdisk(0) partition (2) if you have the Win 7 drive primary with XP on the second partition.

rdisk (1) partition (1) for the second drive. For the XP on partition 1 on the second drive.
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