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Windows 7: BOOTMGR missing!

20 Apr 2009   #31
TheBull

Windows 7 RTM 64bit, Windows 8 Pro 64bit
 
 

Yes, but is doesn't seem to work!


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20 Apr 2009   #32
unawave

Windows XP and 7
 
 

What I see:

Local Disk C = Windows 7
WinXP D = Windows XP
Local Disk E = Data partition ? (Office 2003 ?)

But "bcdedit" shows:
Windows XP = device ...partition=E:

I recommend two changes:

1. Change device for Windows XP to partition D
bcdedit /set {903469ec-2915-11de-9115-a3f5c358b8a0} device partition=D:

2. Copy the files "ntldr" and "NTDETECT" form drive E to drive D
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20 Apr 2009   #33
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

The boot.ini is probably pointing to the wrong partition now.
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20 Apr 2009   #34
unawave

Windows XP and 7
 
 

Quote:
The boot.ini is probably pointing to the wrong partition now.
Oh - now I see it:
On drive E there is a file "boot"(.ini)
Copy this file also to drive D:

If this don't help then:
Open this file "boot"(.ini) with mouse double click and show us the content.
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20 Apr 2009   #35
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Let's just take this back to basics. I think we're getting all tied up in detail here. If you want to boot 7, you need three things, an active partition for the BIOS to locate, the correct bootsector and a working BCD configuration. To accomplish this, start the computer with the Windows 7 installation disk. At the initial language dialog press shift+F10 for a command prompt. Start DISKPART and issue the "list vol" command. Identify the volume that contains the Windows 7 installation and select it with the "sel vol <drive>" command where <drive> is the drive letter assigned to that volume. If no drive letter is assigned to that volume we've established your issue and I will present an alternate solution. If a drive letter is assigned to that volume we will ensure that it is properly activated by issuing the "act" command. Now issue the "exi" command to quit DISKPART. To ensure a valid boot sector we'll use the BOOTSECT command like this "bootsect /nt60 <drive>" where <drive> is the drive letter you activated earlier using DISKPART. Finally we will recreate your BCD configuration. Switch to the activate volume by typing it's drive letter followed by a colon like "c:" Change directory to \windows\system32 with "cd \windows\system32". Create the BCD configuration using BCDBOOT like "bcdboot c:\windows /s c:" replacing c: with the active volume. Now reboot your computer safely using the command "wpeutil reboot" and Windows 7 should start.
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20 Apr 2009   #36
Sam

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I know this has been installed but, you could install Ubuntu 8.10 and boot from GRUP, I've tried it, I know it works with 7, and even without BOOTMGR.
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20 Apr 2009   #37
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sam View Post
I know this has been installed but, you could install Ubuntu 8.10 and boot from GRUP, I've tried it, I know it works with 7, and even without BOOTMGR.
Why complicate matters? It's just a simple config issue and there's no mention of any desire to install linux. For that reason alone I see GRUB as an inappropriate choice in this configuration.
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20 Apr 2009   #38
TheBull

Windows 7 RTM 64bit, Windows 8 Pro 64bit
 
 

baarod thanks for the detailed info, just 1 thing though, the pc boots into Windows 7 without any issues. Just XP I can't boot into!
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20 Apr 2009   #39
TheBull

Windows 7 RTM 64bit, Windows 8 Pro 64bit
 
 

unawave, thanks mate, I will try your suggestions tomorrow morning, and report back!
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20 Apr 2009   #40
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheBull View Post
baarod thanks for the detailed info, just 1 thing though, the pc boots into Windows 7 without any issues. Just XP I can't boot into!
Is XP on a separate physical drive? If so we can set that active in the BIOS and do an XP repair
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