Lost dual-boot restored

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by TheyGowByrd, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. TheyGowByrd

    TheyGowByrd New Member

    Apr 22, 2009
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    I've been looking for the solution for my lost Windows 7 bootloader for quite some time and finally found the solution on a Dutch forum.

    I had installed Windows 7 Dual boot on a different partition. Main OS is and was XP. Due to problems with XP had to overwrite XP installation with Back-Up (Image of C-drive). Consequently: dual boot gone. Booted only XP.

    Solution I found:
    - Start XP
    - Insert Windows 7 DVD drive and find file "Bootsect.exe" in folder named "boot".
    - Copy Bootsect.exe to c:\windows\system32 or %systemdrive%\Windows\system32 (%systemdrive% meaning HDD where XP is).
    - Go to Start -> Run, type "cmd" (without"") and hit enter.
    - Type: cd %systemroot%\system32 or cd c:\windows\system32
    - Type: bootsect /NT60 ALL


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