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Windows 7: Dual Boot Win XP BSOD at setup

22 Jun 2010   #21
JimWin7

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

I give up. Nothing wants to work so I want to stop dual booting. I went to the tutorial "How to Delete a Listed Operating System at Boot in Windows 7". It said to go to the System Configuration Boot tab and select the operating system to delete. Unfortunately the only one that appeared was Windows 7 but no Windows XP. I thought I'd try EasyBCD in Windows XP to see if it had any suggestions but it came up with a message "Valid BCD Registry no Detected" saying " "EasyBCD has detected that you BCD boot data and MBR are either not from the latest version of Windows Vista, or don't yet exist." Another dead end. Suggestions???


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22 Jun 2010   #22
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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22 Jun 2010   #23
JimWin7

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Attached is the Disc Management screen. I forgot to mention that I am getting options to start either Windows 7 or Windows XP at bootup.


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22 Jun 2010   #24
gregrocker

 

If the labels are to be believed, this is an easy one.

Just delete XP in Disk Mgmt. If Dual Boot menu remains, remove XP listing in msconfig>Boot tab, or if required on the EasyBCD Add/Remove tab.

You can then extend your Data partition into the deleted space.
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24 Jun 2010   #25
JimWin7

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

I deleted the XP Partition but had to use EasyBCD to get rid of the Dual Boot menu so that's fixed.
I was unable however to extend the Data partition as the right click Extend Volume was grayed out. The Extend Volume was also grayed with a right click of the 7 Partition. I would like to expand the Data partition so I could use some help here.

The Advanced Boot Tools menu did not show "Repair My Computer". I never saw a 100mb SysReserved partition. Although I don't have a screen print the three original partitions as the computer was received were (printed in a column):

1.46 GB
1.46 GB Free
Health
(Active
Partition)
Right Click
Option
"Help"

(C)
2.23.24 GB NTFS
Healthy
(System, Boot, PageFile,
Crash Dump,
Primary Partition)

8.18 GB
8.18 GB Free
Healthy
(Primary
Partition)

In a call to Toshiba, they advised that there was nothing in the 8.18 GB partition so it could be deleted. So I deleted it so I could get a Primary partition for XP and added the Data partition.
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24 Jun 2010   #26
gregrocker

 

The problem with extending your data partition may be that it is logical which cannot extend into Unallocated Space as it is Primary, while Logical creates its own type of deleted space called Free Space.

I know it sounds confusing, but the way we have solved this in the past is to use free Partition Wizard bootable CD.

Boot PW then rightclick on Data partition to attempt to resize it to the right. If PW also blocks this, then you can either:

1) rightclick the logical partition to Modify>Convert to Primary, OK, then rightclick Resize it into the unalloc space to right, OK. Apply all steps.

or 2) create a new Logical Partition in the empty Space, OK. Then delete it to see if it leaves Logical Free Space, then try Resizing Data into that space.
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25 Jun 2010   #27
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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[Quote]Easiest and fastest way is to re-install win 7 on c:\ (make sure you do a clean install with a format. Make sure you dont need anything from that partition before you do.[Quote]

A quote from zigag3143 in this post.
How to move Win 7 from D: partition to C:?
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27 Jun 2010   #28
JimWin7

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Thanks Gregroker,
I ran the bootable Partition Wizard and the right click worked like a charm. While I was at it I expanded the 7 Partition to 130GB and the Data partition to 100GB and that worked too. I really appreciate you patience and help through this ordeal. You folks are wonderful and so smart.


Jim
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30 Jul 2010   #29
JimWin7

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

After cleaning up the dual boot mess I installed Windows Virtual Disc and Windows XP Mode. It was quite simple to do and it works like a charm with out any problems with installing printers, modems or network connections. My older programs work just like they used to in XP. It's also simple to switch back and forth from XP to 7 modes. Fortunately I had Windows 7 Professional which is necessary to make it all work.
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30 Jul 2010   #30
gregrocker

 

Glad it worked out for you, Jim, and thanks for reporting back what worked and recommending XP Virtual Mode.
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