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Windows 7: Win7 + Vista X64 dualboot inst.error :(

11 Apr 2009   #11
chinga69

xp/vista/win7/win8/10 tech preview
 
 

have you tried booting with the win7 disk and do a repair startup

cheers brad


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12 Apr 2009   #12
aCIDfire

Windows7 b7057
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chinga69 View Post
have you tried booting with the win7 disk and do a repair startup

cheers brad
Yes, I tried that without a success - when selected to repair Vista it wrote
to me something like that it cannot be repaired. I also tried a repair from
the Vista inst.DVD. It goes through but after restart it was the same
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12 Apr 2009   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi aCIDfire,

First have a look on the Vista partition to ensure winload. exe is actually present. It should be in Windows\System32 - scroll down to locate it.

Assuming it is, unhide any hidden partitions - if you have a small system partition created by Win 7, go into Disk Management and assign a drive letter - S for system for example.

Then boot from the dvd snd select command prompt.

Type:

DISKPART {enter}

LIST VOL {enter}

To leave diskpart, type

EXIT {enter}

Check the Vista partition is listed as E . It is not necessarily the same as seen in Windows - identify the Vista partition by its size or volume label.
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12 Apr 2009   #14
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The 7 dvd won't repair the boot loader when Vista went on ahead of it. The thing I think many are going to run into when attempting to install Vista after 7 is problems simply due to being too closely tied together.

Installing XP after Vista or 7 is a piece of cake there since you are working with two entirely different boot loaders not the updated version of the same. This is why you can easily see 7 added into Vista's BCD while you can't add Vista into XP's! The newer there has to go on last in order to solve the problems.
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13 Apr 2009   #15
aCIDfire

Windows7 b7057
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi aCIDfire,

First have a look on the Vista partition to ensure winload. exe is actually present. It should be in Windows\System32 - scroll down to locate it.

Assuming it is, unhide any hidden partitions - if you have a small system partition created by Win 7, go into Disk Management and assign a drive letter - S for system for example.

Then boot from the dvd snd select command prompt.

Type:

DISKPART {enter}

LIST VOL {enter}

To leave diskpart, type

EXIT {enter}

Check the Vista partition is listed as E . It is not necessarily the same as seen in Windows - identify the Vista partition by its size or volume label.

I did as you wrote and Vista partition is listed as E. But what next?
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