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Windows 7: Help to put 7 in default boot manager

04 Mar 2010   #1
mastertushar

windows 7 x86 - windows xp sp2
 
 
Help to put 7 in default boot manager

i am using dual boot configuration system as in C drive xp and in D drive window7... but for some reason i format my xp from C drive and reinstalled it.. i've not touch to window7 in D drive during installation of xp.. but now whenever i try to start my pc directly xp gets started there is no option to start the windows7.. please help me how can i run my windows7 .....


my windows 7 which is installed on D drive is 64bit and in C drive the xp is 32bit


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04 Mar 2010   #2
Arc

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Is C and D are the partitions of the same hard disk ?

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Install microsoft dotnet framework 2 (http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/...ice-Pack.shtml) and then install EasyBCD in xp. (without .net framework 2 easybcd may not run in xp). Run Easybcd 2, click on Add/Remove Entries button, then add an windows entry of appropriate type (windows 7) and press the add entry button. This will add a windows 7 entry in the boot manager, and you will be able to access it. Reboot and see it there.

Edit : If you have the windows 7 installation dvd, You may run Startup Repair to fix the MBR and bring back the windows 7 boot entry back. Generally Startup Repair is to run at least three consecutive times to fix MBR.
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04 Mar 2010   #3
iseeuu

 
 

Windows installers put their boot code in the first "Active" partition it finds. Most likely is that Windows 7 boot code was placed in the XP partition and when you reformatted XP you deleted the boot code for Windows 7. Boot to the Windows 7 DVD and run the "Startup Repair" from the DVD. You will need to reboot and repeat the process as many as three times to complete the repair. See this link for more info: Startup Repair

To avoid this problem in the future please take a look at this thread: https://www.sevenforums.com/installat...ndows-7-a.html

Cheers!
Robert
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04 Mar 2010   #4
mastertushar

windows 7 x86 - windows xp sp2
 
 

Thanx a lot both of you. I'll try and reply.
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04 Mar 2010   #5
mastertushar

windows 7 x86 - windows xp sp2
 
 

many thanx to iseeuu and Arc i can now boot both OS only because ofu thanx once again .. my problen is now solve
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04 Mar 2010   #6
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mastertushar View Post
many thanx to iseeuu and Arc i can now boot both OS only because ofu thanx once again .. my problen is now solve
That's great news! Glad we could be of help!

Happy surfing!
Robert
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05 Mar 2010   #7
chandras83

Windows XP, Windows 7 Dual boot
 
 

I'm facing the exact same problem as mastertushar and luckily landed on this forum.
I tried the solutions listed above, but nothing worked. Tried doing Startup repair 5 times, but the same sequence of events comes over and over again.
I installed EasyBCD 2.0 and when I start it I get an error message "The boot configuration data store could not be opened. The system cannot find the file specified" error. It asks "Would you like to manually load a BCD registry for EasyBCD to manage?"

Please advise me on what to do now. Any help is really appreciated.
Thanks!
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05 Mar 2010   #8
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chandras83 View Post
I'm facing the exact same problem as mastertushar and luckily landed on this forum.
I tried the solutions listed above, but nothing worked. Tried doing Startup repair 5 times, but the same sequence of events comes over and over again.
I installed EasyBCD 2.0 and when I start it I get an error message "The boot configuration data store could not be opened. The system cannot find the file specified" error. It asks "Would you like to manually load a BCD registry for EasyBCD to manage?"

Please advise me on what to do now. Any help is really appreciated.
Thanks!
Hello chandras83, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Before we can offer suggestions, we need to know a little more about how your computer is setup. Can you capture a snap shot of the drive map shown in the Windows 7 Disk Management utility?

Screenshot and Upload using MWSnap

Screenshot with Paint

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

To open type: disk management in the start menu search box. Example:

Help to put 7 in default boot manager-phaze_01.png

Cheers!
Robert


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05 Mar 2010   #9
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Hi Tushar !
Feeling nice that you have fixed it.
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05 Mar 2010   #10
chandras83

Windows XP, Windows 7 Dual boot
 
 

Hi Robert,
I'm currently not able to boot into Windows 7 on my computer and hence cannot get the screenshots you requested. Will a similar screenshot from XP help?

I originally had Windows XP installed on Drive C (primary boot drive)and WIndows 7 installed on Drive F (separate hard drive). I recently formatted Drive C and installed XP on it again. Now my computer boots directly into XP (and doesn't recognize Win 7). I'm looking for a way to bring back the dual boot option at startup.

Thanks.
Chandru

P.S.: Since I formatted my C drive, there is no BCD file in it anymore and windows boots through boot.ini. I actually have a backup copy of the old BCD file from before formatting. I tried copying that file back to C:, but it didn't help.
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