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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

23 Feb 2011   #1160
bolekilolek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@debugged At this point, I just can't delete/format/corrupt my win 7 - It would be an epic catastrophe for me :/

@gregrocker Converted XP partition to Primary (all went smooth), but still can't add a new entry with Win XP.

Quote:
If not, try running an XP Repair Install to load XP's boot files into its partition. PC Support - By Category
More or less, but basically this looks like re-installing the whole system - but I guess it is the only available option for me.

[+]
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/operat...prepair1_4.htm

What about Recovery Console, could it be any use for me?


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23 Feb 2011   #1161
gregrocker

 

Try Rebuild MBR on PW CD Disk tab, then try adding XP again.

You can also boot Repair CD or DVD Repair to run Startup Repair to see if it finds any issues to resolve. These two operations may restore the MBR to where XP can be added.

Reconsidering Repair Install, I'd do it from Win7 desktop to give Win7 the chance to correctly configure the Dual Boot as it does when it's installed last. Repair Install

If this fails, you can assume the boot sector is corrupted requiring the HD to be wiped before reinstalling XP and then Win7. SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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23 Feb 2011   #1162
bolekilolek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm after the xp repair/reinstalling. Still no luck. Opened EasyBCD (under xp):

Code:
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device                  partition=C:
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default                 {0f07142c-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
resumeobject            {0f07142b-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
displayorder            {0f07142c-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
toolsdisplayorder       {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout                 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {0f07142c-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
device                  partition=F:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence        {0f07142d-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
recoveryenabled         Yes
osdevice                partition=F:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {0f07142b-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
nx                      OptIn
I've tried to add xp entry - same error as before. I've tried add another win 7 entry - Entry #2 looked almost the same as the one above (it was one or two lines shorter). Reboot. XP auto booting. I had to run again win 7 dvd to fix win 7 booting. Now I run EasyBCD under win 7 a still the same dead end.

Here's a screen from driver manager from xp:


I have two thoughts:
1. I'm guessing that the thing that made xp partition Logical during the first installation, was the quick ntsc format during pre-instaltion, coz thats the only thing that I didn't done during the second time - now the partition is Primary.
2. Maybe all the problem is because of the folder name - WINXP. Maybe the "add new entry" option can't handle this situation, where win xp is in WINXP folder instead of WINDOWS?


Attached Thumbnails
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP-untitled.png  
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23 Feb 2011   #1163
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bolekilolek View Post
I'm after the xp repair/reinstalling. Still no luck. Opened EasyBCD (under xp):

Code:
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device                  partition=C:
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default                 {0f07142c-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
resumeobject            {0f07142b-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
displayorder            {0f07142c-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
toolsdisplayorder       {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout                 30
 
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {0f07142c-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
device                  partition=F:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence        {0f07142d-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
recoveryenabled         Yes
osdevice                partition=F:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {0f07142b-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
nx                      OptIn
I've tried to add xp entry - same error as before. I've tried add another win 7 entry - Entry #2 looked almost the same as the one above (it was one or two lines shorter). Reboot. XP auto booting. I had to run again win 7 dvd to fix win 7 booting. Now I run EasyBCD under win 7 a still the same dead end.

Here's a screen from driver manager from xp:


I have two thoughts:
1. I'm guessing that the thing that made xp partition Logical during the first installation, was the quick ntsc format during pre-instaltion, coz thats the only thing that I didn't done during the second time - now the partition is Primary.
2. Maybe all the problem is because of the folder name - WINXP. Maybe the "add new entry" option can't handle this situation, where win xp is in WINXP folder instead of WINDOWS?
Your System Reserved partition should not be C:
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23 Feb 2011   #1164
bolekilolek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Works now.

I had to borrow diffrent copy of win xp, one with system folder name WINDOWS instead of WINXP.

I've installed winxp, booted with win 7 dvd, fixed autoboot, loaded win 7, opened EasyBCD and added a new entry:

EeasyBCD log from Win XP:
Code:
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device                  partition=C:
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default                 {0f07142c-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
resumeobject            {0f07142b-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
displayorder            {0f07142c-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
                        {0f071433-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
toolsdisplayorder       {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout                 30
displaybootmenu         Yes

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {0f07142c-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
device                  partition=G:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence        {0f07142d-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
recoveryenabled         Yes
osdevice                partition=G:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {0f07142b-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
nx                      OptIn

Real-mode Boot Sector
---------------------
identifier              {0f071433-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
device                  partition=G:
path                    \NST\ntldr
description             Windows XP

and log from Win 7:
Code:
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default                 {0f07142c-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
resumeobject            {0f07142b-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
displayorder            {0f07142c-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
                        {0f071433-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
toolsdisplayorder       {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout                 30
displaybootmenu         Yes

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {0f07142c-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence        {0f07142d-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
recoveryenabled         Yes
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {0f07142b-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
nx                      OptIn

Real-mode Boot Sector
---------------------
identifier              {0f071433-323b-11e0-9522-f7a3e052e6be}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \NST\ntldr
description             Windows XP
Quote:
Your System Reserved partition should not be C:
Unfortunately (or not), this part looks exactly the same as in the previous installation. But it works perfectly. I have switched between both systems few times and can't see any downsides of this situation.
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02 Mar 2011   #1165
toobyteme

windows 7 pro 32
 
 
Lost

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toobyteme View Post
Hi, I have windows 7 on my laptop. I created a primary partition for XP but when I try to load it I get a message that says "windows can not find any drives on this computer". What part of the tutorial did I miss?
Someone replied to my query, and said that I had too many partitions (thank you). I reformatted to 3 partitions(see attachment), and still get the same message. The laptop is a Gateway CX2618 with a SATA drive. I inserted the drivers with nLite as per the first page....no luck. Please help.


Attached Thumbnails
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP-ssht.jpg  
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03 Mar 2011   #1166
EverWin

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toobyteme View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toobyteme View Post
Hi, I have windows 7 on my laptop. I created a primary partition for XP but when I try to load it I get a message that says "windows can not find any drives on this computer". What part of the tutorial did I miss?
Someone replied to my query, and said that I had too many partitions (thank you). I reformatted to 3 partitions(see attachment), and still get the same message. The laptop is a Gateway CX2618 with a SATA drive. I inserted the drivers with nLite as per the first page....no luck. Please help.
Your PC has Intel 915 chipset, no need to any sata drivers, Partitions are oki.

You need to Bring Windows XP SP3 CD to Install Windows XP on That Laptop. Your CD does not contain necessary Drivers.
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03 Mar 2011   #1167
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toobyteme View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toobyteme View Post
Hi, I have windows 7 on my laptop. I created a primary partition for XP but when I try to load it I get a message that says "windows can not find any drives on this computer". What part of the tutorial did I miss?
Someone replied to my query, and said that I had too many partitions (thank you). I reformatted to 3 partitions(see attachment), and still get the same message. The laptop is a Gateway CX2618 with a SATA drive. I inserted the drivers with nLite as per the first page....no luck. Please help.
First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware.

If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.

SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
OR
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

As your Gateway CX2618 has the Intel Sata Controller, did you Slipsteam in both Setup inf files & all Sata Controller models ?

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP-capture3-1.png


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04 Mar 2011   #1168
RJBuild

Win 7 64 Bit
 
 

Hey Brink, I've Successfully installed WinXP Pro on the second HDD using your "Method 2" Tutorial. TKS very much, But now I have a small problem . On the "Boot Manager" Screen lists Win 7 and 2 Win XP Pro's, all 3 listing work I must have hit the add button twice not realizing EasyBCD had already finished. How do I delete one?? I've tried "administrative Tools/Boot But win XP Pro is not listed. Any Ideas??
TKS RJBuild
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04 Mar 2011   #1169
debugged

Windows 7
 
 

In EasyBCD:
1. "View Settings" button: look here first to make sure you know which entry you want to get rid of.
2. "Edit Boot Menu" button. Delete the redundant entry.
3. "Save Settings" button.
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