XP booting problems after trying Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by RKA, May 8, 2009.

  1. RKA

    RKA New Member

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    I have a different problem. My PC is a Medion 8080. I installed Windows 7 on a completely separate hard drive and all was OK. When I reconnected my original untouched hard drive with XP installed I can no longer boot the PC or even boot from an XP installation CD. My bios settings appear to be unchanged.What do I need to restore to boot into my original XP hard drive?
     
  2. Radenight

    Radenight New Member

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    I would suggest using EasyBCD to configure the boot manager to your liking.. It's free to use and available to download here:

    Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies

    That app should help you resolve your issue, if not let us know and we'll try something else.. :)
     
  3. EQ2000

    EQ2000 New Member

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    Re-booting into XP after Win7

    You should have had your XP drive CONNECTED, when you installed Win7.
    Note there IS NO BOOT.INI on the Win7 partition/drive.
     
  4. RKA

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    Thanks very much - The program allowed me to reconfigure the boot order.

    All the best - RKA.
     
  5. Internut

    Internut New Member

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    This is just something else you might of been able to do.

    - uninstall windows 7
    - attach both drive to the computer
    - install windows 7 (there is an option to install to a different drive when you use the costume install option this will make it so your computer will dual boot)
    - now when you boot your computer you should get the options
    Older version of windows (this will be xp)
    Windows 7
    use your arrow keys to select and your computer will boot to whichever you have selected.


    You can choose which you would like to boot to by default by going to where is shows you your computer rating in windows 7, then click on advanced system settings, then under system and recovery click settings and there will be a drop down menu which you chose which os you would like to boot to default and you can also pic how long your computer will wait until is boots if you don't choose an option.
     

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