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Windows 7: Dual OS -- XP W7

22 Mar 2010   #21
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by escape View Post
hey there's a problem my D: (XP) in Disk Management says its a logical drive when i right click , it says change driver letter paths , format .
there's no / mark as active / btw i finished creating system reserved partition S:
Well ... I tried to explain that you did not need the 100MB "System Reserved" partition and to just put the three XP files in your Windows 7 partition.

But since you have created the 100MB "System Reserved" partition, there are advantages to using it. THIS IS THE PARTITION THAT NEEDS TO BE MARKED ACTIVE NOW ... the "System Reserved" partition. THIS IS THE PARTITION THAT WILL HOLD THE BOOT CODE FOR BOTH WINDOWS 7 AND XP NOW.

That the XP partition is a "Logical" partition is not a problem.


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22 Mar 2010   #22
escape

Duals> \Xp sp2 . W7 64-bit ultimate/-> extra W7 32-bit ult (not instald)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by escape View Post
hey there's a problem my D: (XP) in Disk Management says its a logical drive when i right click , it says change driver letter paths , format .
there's no / mark as active / btw i finished creating system reserved partition S:
Well ... I tried to explain that you did not need the 100MB "System Reserved" partition and to just put the three XP files in your Windows 7 partition.

But since you have created the 100MB "System Reserved" partition, there are advantages to using it. THIS IS THE PARTITION THAT NEEDS TO BE MARKED ACTIVE NOW ... the "System Reserved" partition. THIS IS THE PARTITION THAT WILL HOLD THE BOOT CODE FOR BOTH WINDOWS 7 AND XP NOW.

That the XP partition is a "Logical" partition is not a problem.
oh sorry man just making my time more hard. working on it now currently showing hidden files i cant find those 3 files boot.ini, NTLDR, and NTDETECT.COM


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22 Mar 2010   #23
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by escape View Post
oh sorry man just making my time more hard. working on it now currently showing hidden files i cant find those 3 files boot.ini, NTLDR, and NTDETECT.COM
Well ... without them XP will never boot for you. So since they are not there, you are going to have to do a repair install with XP. With XP, you use the Install CD and follow the path to Install XP again, BUT WHEN YOU GET TO THE PLACE WHERE THE INSTALLER SEARCHES FOR EXISTING OSs, it will offer to repair the existing XP. As you cannot mark a "Logical" drive (volume or partition) as "Active", you will need to decide this: WHEN YOU REPAIR XP, IT WILL PUT THE BOOT CODE IN THE ACTIVE PARTITION. So if you are going to use the "System Reserved" partition you just created as a boot partition, MARK IT ACTIVE BEFORE REPAIRING XP. If you are going to use your Windows 7 partition as the boot partition, mark it "Active" before you repair XP. When done you should find the boot files (ntldr, boot.ini, and NTDETECT.COM) in the proper place to setup your dual boot menu.

Later!
Robert
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22 Mar 2010   #24
gregrocker

 

Use EasyBCD 2.0 to Add XP from within Win7. It will offer you the boot files.

You need 2.0 to have it correctly configure the System Reserved partition. Do the quick registration to use beta on their website, then install. It will autoconfigure when you Add XP.s
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23 Mar 2010   #25
smarteyeball

 
 

If needed, here are the 3 files from XP PRO x32

ntldr.zip


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23 Mar 2010   #26
King64

WIN,XP,7,VISTA,SERVER
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by escape View Post
Hi guys can you help me out a little? i got dual OS same as this -- completely same as this --
but when i reinstalled Windows 7 , earlier version of XP on the choose list wheir gone.. and sometimes when startup runs it'd go directly starting Windows 7 without dual OS choose list- i mean straight up loading like 1 OS installed. I tried my senses going to BIOS, (delete) setup, Disk manager and even System config ( msconfig) boot tab Only
Windows 7 (C:\Windows) Current OS: Default OS-- please help me load my XP os again normal choose list like this -!
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same like this again
.https://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...mple.jpg?ltr=D


Escape!!! if you want your problem solved and get an nice XP and 7 dualboot,just follow the steps from the pdf file i let here for you,on the pdf file you have a simple solution for your case and the most faster anyway,you have already XP and 7 installed on your pc,so just follow the steps from the third phrase on,until the end,and your problem wil be solved,this is the best solution for dualboot xp,7.
after this if you want,let me know what you got.
PDF FILE HERE:read carefully:DUALLBOOT XP_7.pdf


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