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Windows 7: dual boot

14 Jul 2010   #1
grungesabin

Windows 7 and XP
 
 
dual boot

Hello
I had dual booting on my system, win XP in C: and Server 2003 in D: i tried to replace XP with Windows 7 so i formatted C: (where XP was located) using windows 7 dvd now i am unable to get option to choose OS. My computer only boots from Windows 7 & how to over come it. Please suggest


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14 Jul 2010   #2
gregrocker

 

Install EasyBCD 2.0 beta to Win7, after doing quick registration in their forum to use beta.

On Add/Remove tab, Add Win2k3 by name, type, drive letter should autocomplete, Save, restart computer
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14 Jul 2010   #3
grungesabin

Windows 7 and XP
 
 

It didn't work instead it gave some error message(something related to NTLDR) while adding NT version.
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15 Jul 2010   #4
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map and listings using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.
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16 Jul 2010   #5
grungesabin

Windows 7 and XP
 
 

Please have a look at screenshot


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16 Jul 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map and listings using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.


Hello grungesabin, welcome to Seven Forums!



This below is what he wanted.

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16 Jul 2010   #7
grungesabin

Windows 7 and XP
 
 

oops i m sorry ..... well i will give u details over here.....

C:\ loaded with XP which was later formatted with windows 7
d:\ loaded with server 2003
e:\ backups(personal files and folders)
and i have only one hard drive...Disk 0

After i formatted with windows 7 i couldnot get boot option and i m unable to load server 2003
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16 Jul 2010   #8
gregrocker

 

You are likely receiving the error in EasyBCD because you are using the older version, which is why I specified you need to use beta version 2.0. Install after doing quick registration to use beta here: EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums

When you attempt to Add Win2K3 it will ask if you want to load boot files. Say OK, it autocompletes, Save, Restart.

If this fails, then we need to see the Disk Management drive map and listings screenshot.
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17 Jul 2010   #9
grungesabin

Windows 7 and XP
 
 

thank you very much i will try this and let you know the result
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18 Jul 2010   #10
King64

WIN,XP,7,VISTA,SERVER
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grungesabin View Post
Hello
I had dual booting on my system, win XP in C: and Server 2003 in D: i tried to replace XP with Windows 7 so i formatted C: (where XP was located) using windows 7 dvd now i am unable to get option to choose OS. My computer only boots from Windows 7 & how to over come it. Please suggest
Hi there,if you want to get back your SERVER 2003 back in dualboot with 7,you just do this:
Insert your server 2003 cd into the cdrom
Boot the server 2003 cd
Follow all the steps until you press F8 to agreed
Choose R {recovery console}
Once in the recovery console you gonna wright this 2 command lines,one by one hitting enter.

COPY X:\i386\NTLDR C:

COPY X:\i386\NTDETECT.COM C:


{ replace the letter X on the command lines for the letter of your cd or dvd rom,like D or E for example,COPY D:\i386\NTLDR C:}

After doing that,type EXIT on the recovery console and hit enter and it will restart automatically.

Take the cd out the cdrom.

Then you must see if the duallboot is already present or not,IF NOT,pick up your windows 7 dvd insert it in the dvd rom bootup and do an startup repair,restart and everything will be fine.

Cheers.
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