Cant boot Server 2003 after having installed Windows 7

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  1. manolain

    manolain New Member

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    Hello guys

    Hope you can help me with this, because I really need to get my Server 2003 running, as that is working platform (need it for my job).

    I had three operating systems in my computer: Ubunt, Win XP and Win Server 2003. Grub was the booting program, that offers you go to Windows loader. When I selected this, I could choose between XP and Server 2003, according to XP boot.ini file.

    Yesterday I got Windows 7 installed over XP. Everything seemed to be fine. I got back Grub booting with Super Grub. When I boot the computer I choose Windows booting, and now, Windows 7 menu is shown.

    First options here were:

    - Previous Windows version
    - Windows7

    Firtst entry did not work: when you select it the computer just hungs up doing nothing, showing nothing, totally black.

    I installed EasyBCD and tried to edit boot menu: adding new entry to be autodetected or selecting the drive, but I get just absolutely nothing. When I choose this new entry to be loaded, same result: black screen.

    These are my curent booting settings:

    I tried also copying a regular boot.ini file (see below) into the Server 2003 partition, but all I got with this is, instead a black screen, a message saying that system in " \NST\easyldr1" cannot be loaded by some hardware/software error (no more options but to go back)

    Code:
    [boot loader]
    timeout=5
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003, Enterprise" /noexecute=optout /fastdetect
    As said, I am totally desperated with this, I really need my server 2003 getting launched

    Any help will be very appreciated!!!
     
  2. manolain

    manolain New Member

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    Just in case it helps, here its my partition map. Although it is Spanish, I guess you can read it

    The first two are the ubuntu partitions (system and swap), then C (win7), D (server 2003), and E (data, no system)

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  3. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    I can't seem to find much on Server 2003, but if it works the same as XP, the boot.ini needs to be in the C:\ directory. You would also need the ntldr and ntdetect.com, but EasyBCD should have set that up for you if you used the latest version, 2.02 or something I believe.

    But I have never run Server 2003 and am not familiar with the \NST\easyldr1 entry.

    Edit: I am still checking, but if it doesn't work, you may need to use Partition(2) in the boot.ini. I don't suppose you have the old one? It is the second partition and I am not sure whether they count 0,1 or 1,2 for the partition numbers. Some more research seems to confirm, you need (2) for the partition.
     
    #3 Saltgrass, May 15, 2011
    Last edited: May 15, 2011

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