win 7 & win xp

i have a problem i have installed windows 7 on another drive because i wanted to keep win xp pro, win xp pro was on my C drive so i installed Win 7 on my D drive everything was ok for a week and know everytime i boot up it says it cant find winload.exe... and i have to insert my disc ????

yep thanks i have done that and it worked cheers but it does it everytime i start the xp is ok no problems with that...i dont really want to lose win xp but if i had a choice i would have to format the C drive and put a clean copy of win 7 on it and then partition the C drive and stick ubuntu on there so it doesnt get confused lol


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Attach a picture of your disk Mangement window.

A lot depends on which drive is primary and where the system partition is.

It is strange you would get that message unless you had done something like remove a drive and then replace.

We can fix boot problems, but information is required.

You might try downloading EasyBCD 2 and see if it can add a dual boot.


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After installing Windows 7, it will become your C: drive.

you'll need to change your hard drive boot order

If you see a screen on startup for boot options,choose the second drive in the list.

If this works correctly, you need to get into the BIOS and change it here as well.

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