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Windows 7: Problem after installing XP on a different HD

06 Mar 2010   #1
gfmzidane

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Problem after installing XP on a different HD

Hello,

I have a big problem here. My printer isn't working on W7 so I installed XP on my Slave HD (which was being used only to storage files) to see if it was a compatibility issue. The problem is that now I can't initialize the PC through W7, only through XP. I'm booting through the HD which has W7 installed but it stills keep opening XP. Here's a SS of my Disk Management:


The W7 is installed on C: and XP on D:. D: status is marked as Healthy (Boot) and I don't know how to change it to C: (if that's even possible).

How can I get back to W7 without install the system again?

Thanks!



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06 Mar 2010   #3
gfmzidane

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks a lot theog, I could manage to load W7. Now another question: can I just format D: if I don't want to use XP anymore or formatting it will get me in trouble concerning the use of W7?

Thanks again!
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06 Mar 2010   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Is WinXP on Disk0 or Disk1?
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06 Mar 2010   #5
gfmzidane

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

It's on Disk0 (D: )
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06 Mar 2010   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

We have just repair your Dual boot & now you what to delete, is this right?
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06 Mar 2010   #7
gfmzidane

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I'm not sure if I understood your last post but I want to format my D: disk, in other words, uninstall XP, so I can get back to the scenario I was before installing XP (use the D: disk just to storage files and use W7 as the only OS in the PC).
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06 Mar 2010   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

As your Win XP install is on the Master Drive, you will need to copy the boot files to your Win 7 drive.

Than do a startup Repair.
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06 Mar 2010   #9
gfmzidane

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Sorry about the noobish questions, but where can I find those boot files, what are their names and where exactly do I put them after find them?

After doing this and the startup repair, can I finally uninstall XP?

Thanks for the patience.
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06 Mar 2010   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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