Dual Booting Thread Again

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  1. HONDO209

    HONDO209 New Member

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    I've searched, but couldn't find an answer, sorry if this has been asked before.

    I have two hard drives, 1 had xp pro and the second had windows 7. Xp was installed first from a while ago, and 7 just recently. I decided to try out my Vista Ultimate again, so I formatted my Xp drive and installed Vista over it. But now, I can't see my Windows 7 to boot into, goes straight into Vista. Any help would be appreciated. :redface:
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Have you tried pressing F8 when booting?
     
  3. unawave

    unawave New Member

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    Windows 7 has installed its boot manager into the XP partition. With formatting the XP partition you have deleted this boot manager.


    To recreate:
    1. Boot from Windows 7 installation DVD.
    2. On second boot screen use "Repair your computer"
    3. This should recreate the boot manager into the Vista partition and perhaps integrate Windows 7 and Vista in the boot menu
    If only Windows 7 starts:
    1. Boot again from Windows 7 installation DVD.
    2. On second boot screen use "Repair your computer"
    3. Then "Next"
    4. Then "Startup Repair"
     
  4. Ed Dixon

    Ed Dixon Senior Member

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    EasyBCD 1.7.2 is a tool that may help too. Its a boot editor for multi-boot configurations. It's a free download and has proved very useful to me for similar actions.

    Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies

    You can create new entries, edit existing entries, and change boot order. Their iReboot tool is also useful for quick reboots to an alternate OS version.

    Ed
     

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