Dear Saltgrass & SIW2: First, again, as always - thank you for taking time to help me. Second - it didn't work; but it did produce a new error message, so - progress? Here's what I did: Saltgrass, I did what you suggested, and I went into Disk Management. I then found my Win 7 drive, highlighted it by clicking on the partition, Right-Clicked, and chose to "Make this partition Active". I also left my XP HDD in, since you said it was ok. Next, I restarted w/my DVD in, chose "Hit any key" to launch from teh 7 DVD, and chose Repair, and then chose Startup Recovery. But after I chose my 7 drive and asked it to search for repairs, guess what? It came back and said that it found none. So I then rebooted, w/out my 7 DVD in, and a new error message came up. It read: "BOOTMGR is missing (Press CTRL + ALT + DEL to restart)" This is different than the "Disk boot failure" message I have been receiving. So I then restarted two more times from the DVD, each time "Hitting any key", launching from the DVD, choosing Repair, and again both times, clicking on Startup Recovery. Each and every time (three in total) it came back with "No errors found." But I again rebooted w/out the DVD, and again, received the "BOOTMGR is missing" error. Any thoughts on the next step(s)? And yes, my Win 7 HDD is first in the BIOS boot order. Also, both drives are currently "active", not sure if that's a problem or not. But clearly, my 7 HDD is still somehow locked into a dual-boot scenario, and something is not right. Finally, if you do want me to use EasyBCD for something, please be very specific on what I am to do, because I am very unfamiliar w/that program. Thank you again in advance.