Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Win 7/XP Dual Boot Problem - Win 7 Disappeared!!!!!

10 Jun 2010   #1
vgss4eva

Win XP/Win 7
 
 
Win 7/XP Dual Boot Problem - Win 7 Disappeared!!!!!

Well, okay, I installed XP today and my Win 7 has just disappeared. So, I tried the EasyBCD thing and the program displays both Win 7 and XP but my laptop still jumps straight into Win XP. I am complete newbie in this field and have very important files in my Win 7 Documents which I can't access through XP as it says "access denied". Any help to solve this will be appreciated. Thanks.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
10 Jun 2010   #2
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vgss4eva View Post
Well, okay, I installed XP today and my Win 7 has just disappeared. So, I tried the EasyBCD thing and the program displays both Win 7 and XP but my laptop still jumps straight into Win XP. I am complete newbie in this field and have very important files in my Win 7 Documents which I can't access through XP as it says "access denied". Any help to solve this will be appreciated. Thanks.
Put your Windows 7 installation DVD into your DVD drive and restart your computer from it. Look for the option to repair your Windows 7 installation.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2010   #3
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi vgss4eva,

First, please fill out your System Specs as completely as possible so we can better assist you.

Now go to the Start menu search field, type "msconfig" and press Enter. Switch to the Boot tab, select Windows 7, click "Set as default" and click OK. This will make your computer boot into Windows 7 instead each time you restart.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Jun 2010   #4
gregrocker

 

Use EasyBCD 2.0 beta after doing quick registration for their forum to use beta.

You'll need to install Net Framework 2.0 to use Easy in XP. Then remove Win7 listing in Add/Remove and add it back, Save, Restart.

If this fails, make sure Win7 is marked Active in Disk Mgmt, boot the 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 start Win7. Then install EasyBCD 2.0 beta in Win7 as it works better, remove then add XP, accept offered boot files, autocompletes, Save, Restart.

If this fails, post back a screenshot of your full Disk Mgmt drive map and Easy listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu, attach file using paper clip in Reply Box.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2010   #5
vgss4eva

Win XP/Win 7
 
 

Thanks a lot guys. The beta version fixed it!!!! This forum is really a gold mine for newbies like me. Thanks again!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2010   #6
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vgss4eva View Post
Well, okay, I installed XP today and my Win 7 has just disappeared. So, I tried the EasyBCD thing and the program displays both Win 7 and XP but my laptop still jumps straight into Win XP. I am complete newbie in this field and have very important files in my Win 7 Documents which I can't access through XP as it says "access denied". Any help to solve this will be appreciated. Thanks.
Put your Windows 7 installation DVD into your DVD drive and restart your computer from it. Look for the option to repair your Windows 7 installation.
In addition to Baarod's post. Windows 7 has a different boot configuration to XP. XP will always overwrite it because when XP was released, it didn't know to check for the Windows 7 type of configuration. So the golden rule (with Windows products) is to install the latest operating system last when configuring dual (or more) boot Microsoft OS' on the same system.

-Timo
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2010   #7
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vgss4eva View Post
Thanks a lot guys. The beta version fixed it!!!! This forum is really a gold mine for newbies like me. Thanks again!!
You're welcome.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Win 7/XP Dual Boot Problem - Win 7 Disappeared!!!!!




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Dual Boot problem, Ubuntu is the main boot
hello I have Asus laptop with OEM Win7 HomeP 64bit on it, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 along side with Win7, didn't know that Ubuntu will be the main boot, I used Ubuntu 11.10 a year a go and Windows was my main boot, I tired several way to retrieve Win7 as main boot but didn't work. I tried to...
Installation & Setup
Dual boot with cloned copy - boot problem
Hi all, I have windows 7 x64 installed, and need to copy that partition to another partition on the same drive, and be able to boot between the two using EasyBCD. One will be normal/office stuff, the other will be music production stuff. I copied the partition (C) using Acronis (bootCD mode)...
Installation & Setup
Problem reverting from Dual Boot to Single Boot
My situation is almost identical to that of the OP in https://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/22578-convert-dual-boot-single-boot-2-hds.html. I have 2 HDDs both of which are partitioned so that the OS and data files are on separate partitions. Windows 7 Home Premium is on a 500GB SATA (i.e....
Installation & Setup
Dual boot xp and win 7 boot manager problem.
I had windows seven installed first then i tried to install windows xp, not knowing the xp boot manager would over right windows seven boot manager, now it boots straight into windows xp. I have tried to use EasyBCD with no success. I can't boot up from the win 7 dvd because i only have the .iso...
Installation & Setup
Dual boot XP with W7RC boot problem
Hello, I had Win XP and Vista set up as dual boot. I have back up images of both using Norton Ghost. I then upgraded the Vista partition with W7 RC and all was fine for several months. Last week I had issues with the XP installation and the only resolution was to put the xp image back on the xp...
Installation & Setup
Windows boot up problem in dual boot(win 7 & OSx86)
I was having win 7 RTM and i tried to installl OSx86 in second hard disk after few failure i successfully installed OSx86 in my secondary had disk now the problem is that i cant boot win 7 i changed boot order i tried windows 7 disk repair but both failed im getting some Boot mldr...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:19.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App