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Windows 7: Dual boot winxp & win 7

04 Apr 2010   #11
quano

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
All HD's need to show in your BIOS.

Which EasyBCD are you using?

When using EasyBCD are you doing Step 14/15?
I think they all show up, it just offers me to boot form one (sata 1).

1.7.2.

Step 14?
edit:
ah, reinstall. No, didn't.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Did you re-boot after the "startup repair"?



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04 Apr 2010   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

... and which drive is XP on?
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04 Apr 2010   #13
quano

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
... and which drive is XP on?
E, as previously mentioned.
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04 Apr 2010   #14
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by quano View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
All HD's need to show in your BIOS.

Which EasyBCD are you using?

When using EasyBCD are you doing Step 14/15?
I think they all show up, it just offers me to boot form one (sata 1).

1.7.2.

Step 14?
edit:
ah, reinstall. No, didn't.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Did you re-boot after the "startup repair"?



Right click computer, manage, disk management, please post a screen shot / snip.


A Preferred Method of Uploading/Posting Screen Shots
yes.
Use EasyBCD 2, & do step 14/15
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04 Apr 2010   #15
quano

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Use EasyBCD 2, & do step 14/15
Behaves as before:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by quano View Post
Can't get it to work, my computer will instantly reboot when selecting the Windows XP option in the boot loader.
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04 Apr 2010   #16
quano

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Probably should've mentioned first of all that I'm using new hardware, i.e. new motherboard, graphics card, cpu, memory etc. My winxp install was configured with other hardware. I've tried to boot winxp in safe mode, but haven't really found a way to do this, as when I select winxp in the boot loader, it restarts instantly, and the boot loader doesn't offer me to start in safe mode directly (like it does with windows 7).
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04 Apr 2010   #17
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by quano View Post
Probably should've mentioned first of all that I'm using new hardware, i.e. new motherboard, graphics card, cpu, memory etc. My winxp install was configured with other hardware. I've tried to boot winxp in safe mode, but haven't really found a way to do this, as when I select winxp in the boot loader, it restarts instantly, and the boot loader doesn't offer me to start in safe mode directly (like it does with windows 7).
Try a Repair install of Win XP.
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04 Apr 2010   #18
gregrocker

 

XP requires a Repair Install from boot when you change hardware. Boot XP CD, continue as if to Install, then when it discovers the installation, select R for Repair (not the first R given after bootup).

This will acclimate XP to the new hardware and start it up. If it doesn't give you the second "R" for Repair, after locating the installation, then it cannot be repaired and started.

You can now install EasyBCD 2.0 in XP, which requires Net Framework 2.0 install as well, to add 7 to the Boot Menu. Or install Easy 2.0 in Win7 which requires marking 7 active in XP Disk Management, booting into 7 DVD Repair to run Startup Repair repeatedly with reboots until it writes the MBR back to 7 and it starts.
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04 Apr 2010   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
XP requires a Repair Install from boot when you change hardware. Boot XP CD, continue as if to Install, then when it discovers the installation, select R for Repair (not the first R given after bootup).


Thanks Greg, I'll remember this.
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05 Apr 2010   #20
quano

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok, couldn't find any repair install in the boot menu of the winxp cd. The only choice I had was to delete the old winxp installation or not. So that's what I did. Once installed, I installed EasyBCD on winxp and rewrote the MBR, together with the winxp entry. Now both OS:es will boot properly from the boot menu.
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