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Windows 7: dual boot reformat questions

15 Jul 2010   #1
devan5

Windows 7/XP Dual Boot
 
 
dual boot reformat questions

So i have a dual boot system win7/xp set up now and want to reformat the c drive which has win 7

do i reformat this drive like any other drive and will i lose my dual boot settings?

thanks


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15 Jul 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello devan5, welcome to Seven forums!



We would need to know which OS is "system, active" before any advice; please post a snip/screenshot of the complete disk management so we can have a look.


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15 Jul 2010   #3
devan5

Windows 7/XP Dual Boot
 
 
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Hello devan5, welcome to Seven forums!



We would need to know which OS is "system, active" before any advice; please post a snip/screenshot of the complete disk management so we can have a look.


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is this what you're looking for?

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15 Jul 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

So you have XP on E: and W 7 on C:?
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15 Jul 2010   #5
devan5

Windows 7/XP Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
So you have XP on E: and W 7 on C:?
yeah thats correct, for some reason set itself xp set itself as e
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15 Jul 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by devan5 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
So you have XP on E: and W 7 on C:?
yeah, for some reason xp set itself xp set itself as e


The one booted is always C: (usually) do you have an XP install CD?



Are XP and Windows 7 on different / separate Hard Disk Drives?
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15 Jul 2010   #7
devan5

Windows 7/XP Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by devan5 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
So you have XP on E: and W 7 on C:?
yeah, for some reason xp set itself xp set itself as e


The one booted is always C: (usually) do you have an XP install CD?



Are XP and Windows 7 on different / separate Hard Disk Drives?
yes both os on seperate hard drives and i do have an xp install disk
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15 Jul 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Well do this, unplug the HDD with Windows 7 on it and see if XP will start up with it unplugged.
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15 Jul 2010   #9
devan5

Windows 7/XP Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Well do this, unplug the HDD with Windows 7 on it and see if XP will start up with it unplugged.
ok i shall try that
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15 Jul 2010   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Don't forget to post back the with outcome.
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