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Windows 7: Dual boot xp and win 7 boot manager problem.

11 Feb 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP


You see the Disk Mgmt drive map in Disk Mgmt. Type it in the Start search box.

For the third time, please run Startup Repair 3 separate times with reboots to rewrite the MBR to Win7. You apparently have not done this and instead ran commands which are going to make it harder to recover when you finally follow the given correct procedure to restart Win7.

If it fails, choose Command line from recovery tools list, type:

SELECT DISK # (# for Win7 HD)
SELECT PARTITION # (for Win7 partition)

Now run Startup Repair again 3 separate times with reboots.

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11 Feb 2010   #12

Ubuntu 9.10 and Seven Ultimate OEM 32 bit

Okay, i got the windows 7 boot manager to come up every time, but now it won't let me boot into XP, it says something like insert the disk and repair it, I've tried that but i don't see any repair options.
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11 Feb 2010   #13
Microsoft MVP


Did it offer you boot files when you added XP using EasyBCD?

If not, unhide System and Hidden files in Control Panel>Folder Options>View tab, then make sure boot.ini, and ntldr are in the root of both OS drives. If not, copy.
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