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Windows 7: Triple boot XP, Vista, and Windows 7...

13 May 2009   #21
lynxxyarly

XP/vista x64 ultimate/windows 7 ultimate RTM
 
 

Udpate:

I have since did what you said and got rid of my xp boot option within easybcd, I also added the specified parameters as you instructed via a command prompt...but when I try to boot to windows 7 from the boot manager, I still get that same error about an integrity checks...and I even disabled integrity checks. Any ideas?

Here is the new, and updated code:

Code:
Windows Boot Manager
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identifier              {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device                  partition=D:
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default                 {80393741-3cf8-11de-89c7-e244ff43c983}
displayorder            {466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
                        {80393741-3cf8-11de-89c7-e244ff43c983}
                        {e97dcf31-3c88-11de-a8fa-00044b19257b}
toolsdisplayorder       {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout                 5

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {80393741-3cf8-11de-89c7-e244ff43c983}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Vista x64
locale                  en-US
loadoptions             DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
inherit                 {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
nointegritychecks       Yes
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {80393742-3cf8-11de-89c7-e244ff43c983}
nx                      OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {e97dcf31-3c88-11de-a8fa-00044b19257b}
device                  partition=J:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7 x64
locale                  en-US
loadoptions             DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
osdevice                partition=J:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {2a5e2163-3f9e-11de-afc4-806e6f6e6963}
nx                      OptIn



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14 May 2009   #22
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

Having C as the system partition means not having to go to the games drive first , (which is where bootmgr, etc are) then back to the Vista drive - it is a bit more efficient. It also makes it tricky to alter the Games partition if it is System.

It's easier to have all the XP bootfiles on the same partition as Vista bootfiles.

That can be marked active and will be the System partition.

Should be able to add XP to Vista bcd - you need to make sure XP boot.ini is pointing to the partition XP o/s files are on.

You can have a look at boot.ini -it is a text file - just right click and open and see what it says. Something like this :
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)

Not sure why you are getting the error about an integrity checks.

Did you try running startup repair from the 7 dvd?

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14 May 2009   #23
lynxxyarly

XP/vista x64 ultimate/windows 7 ultimate RTM
 
 

I cant really run a windows 7 repair because it will wipe the vista boot loader...and I *must* preserve that at all costs. It seems, for the moment...I am at a stand-still. Hmm....However, I'll go ahead and mess around with the windows xp boot and get it all set up properly again. You jogged my memory for how to do it. I haven't had to do it since like vista was first in existence. I also had to play the fun guessing game of multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2) -- where I had to just locate the place where it was booting to. I do not look forward to doing that again.

I do not recall how to read the difference between the multi, disk, rdisk. It's been too long since I had to mess with learning that and I have since forgotten : /
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14 May 2009   #24
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

7 bootmgr and Vista bootmgr are the same thing. Since 7 is more recent, if you were to install 7, for example, it would recognize Vista and add it to bcd.

If you run 7 startup repair, it should find the 7 o/s files and add the bcd entries.

The boot loader is actually winload.exe which is on the o/s partition.

Bootmgr and the Boot folder containing bcd are on the Active partition.
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14 May 2009   #25
lynxxyarly

XP/vista x64 ultimate/windows 7 ultimate RTM
 
 

Ok! Thanks for all the help in getting things going. Much appreciative and good job with all the knowledge you have bestowed.

Ill make sure to frequent this forum a lot more!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2009   #26
countryboy

XP, Vista, Windows 7 RC
 
 

I'm having the same problem but kind of different. I have to use 2 hard drives due to my brother wants to stick with XP. I have XP on C: which is a 111 GB hard drive, and the slave is setup with Vista and Windows 7 on a total of an 80 GB hard drive. well what is going on is that on Windows XP just loads no triple boot menu. but if I have the Slave set as Master I can choose between Vista and Windows 7 but cannot choose XP. Can any one help me? If so just send me a message to contact me so I can get it set right please and thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2009   #27
countryboy

XP, Vista, Windows 7 RC
 
 

Also the BIOS detects the hard drive along with I can access the windows folders and all that in My Computer. The drive letters are G: for Windows 7 and H: for Vista
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