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Windows 7: Xp/W7 Dual boot issue

19 Apr 2010   #1

W7 & XP
Xp/W7 Dual boot issue

Hi everyone,

I have 2 HDD, One with XP and the other with W7

yesterday, after restarting W7 the dual boot option disappeared, starting with Xp automatically.
I repaired ,with W7 DVD, the boot and managed to start it again but the problem is that the dual boot option is missing, any thoughts on how to repair it?

I've istalled EasyBCD and what worries me is the fact that there's only one entry detected which is in fact the W7 boot's entry.

here is what the EasyBCD says:

Windows Boot Manager
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=C:
path \bootmgr
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {d254bdbe-3b96-11df-b954-e391b179b858}
displayorder {d254bdbe-3b96-11df-b954-e391b179b858}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 10

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {d254bdbe-3b96-11df-b954-e391b179b858}
device partition=H:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered)
locale en-US
recoverysequence {d254bdbf-3b96-11df-b954-e391b179b858}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=H:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {08132a88-4b8a-11df-aa39-806e6f6e6963}

Thank you in advance :)

EDIT: I've managed to establish a new entry for Xp with EasyBCD and now seems to be working just fine.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Apr 2010   #2
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.

So you have actually fixed it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Apr 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP


Once you recovered the MBR to WIn7, it needed to have XP added back to Dual Boot menu as you found. EasyBCD 2.0 is the tool for this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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