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Windows 7: Is it possible to recover dual boot Menu?

01 May 2010   #21
Microsoft MVP


As stated, the only reason to convert Win7 from Logical to Primary is so it can be marked Active so that the MBR can be recovered into it to start it up. Then you can install EasyBCD which works better from Win7 to add XP.

If you did in fact convert Win7 to Primary, to boot it now you will mark it Active from XP Disk Management or Partition Wizard, then boot Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, click through to Recovery tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to write the MBR to Win7 and start it up.

Next install EasyBCD 2.0 beta to add XP from Win7, accept offered boot files, allow to autocomplete, Save, Restart.

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01 May 2010   #22

Windows 7/Windows XP

That did it THANKS! It took a couple times to repair cuz after the 1st time it said NO BOOT MNGR detected or something like that. Then the 2nd try it recovered my Win7 and then it was simple to just add entry XP in EasyBCD. Thanks so much for your time in helping me. I never could have done it without you. Also Thanks to anyone who replied in trying to help.
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01 May 2010   #23
Microsoft MVP


Glad it helped. Nice work.
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02 May 2010   #24

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


You are welcome.
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