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Windows 7: Dual OS -- XP W7

22 Mar 2010   #1
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Duals> \Xp sp2 . W7 64-bit ultimate/-> extra W7 32-bit ult (not instald)
 
 
Dual OS -- XP W7

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


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22 Mar 2010   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Thats because your boot entries have been changed. Download and install easybcd from the following site.

Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies

then add the xp entry in the boot options.
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22 Mar 2010   #3
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Duals> \Xp sp2 . W7 64-bit ultimate/-> extra W7 32-bit ult (not instald)
 
 

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Try running a startup repair om 7. It should detect the XP and add it to the BCD.
It didn't work
Really ? It is a process thet generally never fails in this situation.
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Hope you got it already fixed as per Jonathan's advise .
There is another way (just an alternative) to fix that issue. Download EasyBCD 2.0 Beta and install it in win 7. then add a windows xp boot entry using it. After restarting, you will get a dual boot between win 7 and xp.
what is windows xp boot entry, and where to add it?
I don't want to restart the computer.

Thanks my friend, hope it works....
In first pic, click on the red bordered button : the 2nd pic will appear. click on the red bordered button, select win xp/nt/2k/2k3, and then in the third pic, click the red bordered button, thats all.

But my dear friend, whatever method of fixing the issue you may follow, restart/reboot is the must at the end to take the process effect. It is unavoidable.

Edit : you may try softpedia.com/EasyBCD insted of the beta if you want.

Hey i tried your method. This is what i get


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22 Mar 2010   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

What happens when you select the 'Earlier Version of Windows' ?

If it goes nowhere, then you may have to change XP's boot.ini because it could be pointing to the wrong partition.

EDIT:

From memory, you may have to copy the C:\Windows\Boot folder into XP's C:\Windows directory.
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22 Mar 2010   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have a read of those tutorials:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7 & Win XP.
http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=642
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22 Mar 2010   #6
escape

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
What happens when you select the 'Earlier Version of Windows' ?

If it goes nowhere, then you may have to change XP's boot.ini because it could be pointing to the wrong partition.

EDIT:

From memory, you may have to copy the C:\Windows\Boot folder into XP's C:\Windows directory.
Hey , I tried what you said and when I finished copying, I reboot
copy and paste ( do this with the same 79 files ) C:\Windows directory.



i can't prnstscreen on booting so i capture it on my mobile
this what shows -- guess this image happened because of my BCD method - NTLDR file is the problem - missing


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22 Mar 2010   #7
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I'm curious. Can you post a screenshot of this location? Right click on "My Computer"...then choose "Properties"...then click on "Remote Settings" link at top left....then click on the "Advanced" tab.....then click on the "Settings" button in the Startup & Recovery section. Does it list XP in the drop-down menu for default operating system?
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22 Mar 2010   #8
smarteyeball

 
 

What is your partition layout? and does it match XP's boot.ini ?

Quote:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
The partition mentioned in the boot.ini has to match the physical location. Depending on the layout, the partition(1) may be pointing to the wrong location hence the \NTLDR error (basically it can't find the partition XP is installed on)


Another method:
Quote:
Problem fixed with EasyBCD 2.0
EasyBCD create new boot.ini, ntlrd amd ntdetect at drive C (Windows 7)
I was just copied this files on drive F (winXp) and booting working.
F would be whatever your XP drive is.

From here:
Dual Boot Windwos 7 and Xp NTDLR error
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22 Mar 2010   #9
escape

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

Well , when I was before starting reinstalling W7 p1 named C: and XP wheir named p2 F:


now W7 is still same as C: but XPs name changed to D:


this is how it looks
the red almost full capacity is D:/ and the one who is highlighted with blue is D:/ in disk management -- D: is the XP OS


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22 Mar 2010   #10
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Duals> \Xp sp2 . W7 64-bit ultimate/-> extra W7 32-bit ult (not instald)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
I'm curious. Can you post a screenshot of this location? Right click on "My Computer"...then choose "Properties"...then click on "Remote Settings" link at top left....then click on the "Advanced" tab.....then click on the "Settings" button in the Startup & Recovery section. Does it list XP in the drop-down menu for default operating system?

@MadMaxData
here is it cant coupe with the drop down XP anyway I tried am I right?
---> oh sorry i got new upload at bottom--> am sorry 3rd image the one i think u mention?


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