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DUAL BOOT - Windows 8 not booting

Q: DUAL BOOT - Windows 8 not booting

Hi guys

I have a big problem since 9/9 and I just can`t fix it.
I have a dual boot system and use Windows 8 as my main OS and on the other ssd I have ubuntu 12.10 installed.

My issue started because I completely forgot that I had ubuntu installed on the other ssd (didn`t use it anyway) and tried to raid the ssd...so now I can`t boot anything and I do need to restore my w8.

I have a usb recovery disk which allows me to use cmd but I don`t know how to use to recover my W8 so that`s why I am here.

I ran diskpart on cmd it it shows both disks and both are ONLINE.
Ran chkdsk /f but i keep getting an error and chkdsk does not run

I have asus P8Z77-V LX UEFI Mobo
Intel rapid Smart technology (RST), Intel Smart Connect Technoly is disabled.
CSM is ENABLED ( it was AUTO) and boot device control to UEFI and LEGACY OpROM.

Secure Boot is disabled and I changed the OS type to OTHER OS and also tried WINDOWS UEFI MODE.
The setup mode is EZ MODE.

Please can someone help me to get my W8 working

Thanks

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A: DUAL BOOT - Windows 8 not booting

Set you bios to UEFI defaults and follow the instructions in your mobo manual for creating a raid set and configuring the associated raid options. Now, if you "tried all that already", then consider just changing you sata mode to ahci and do the install to a single drive just to get you up and running. You manual offers clear and concise instructions on how to do all of the above. Download the manual here:

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8...rt_Download_36

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So I dual booted my laptop with ubuntu a while back and had no problems. But when I tried to do the same for a friend I somehow managed to get to the point where i can no longer boot into windows(10). The ubuntu install in fine and usable but there's no boot menu that prompts which OS to boot into and the one time there was a boot menu windows wasn't there. Only an ubuntu/advanced ubuntu and 2 options called something to the effect of a memory test. I deleted 2 partitions in order to be able to dual boot ubuntu which was a recover partition and another partition with about 500mb of space. I'm assuming the latter was the partition with the windows boot on it. The large partition with his files on it is still there. What's the easiest way to get back into windows?
 

A:Can't boot windows dual booting ubuntu

Yep....never delete partitions with out knowing what they are and whats on them.

You may be able to recreate the MBR using some 3rd party partition software or using the install media to recreate the MBR.

NOTE: It's never a good idea to dual boot Winidows and Linux on the same HDD....as the Grub overrides the MBR and you have to jump through hoops to boot into windows if you delete the Linux OS.
 

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I have a Toshiba satellite laptop running Windows 7 ultimate alongside Linux Mint 17.2 dual boot. Dual booting was removed now I am only getting grub rescue> on boot. Windows 7 installation removable drive is starting but it will not allow upgrade neither will it allow me to custom install. It doesn't matter to me if I must clean install or fix to dual boot again. I've redownloaded win7 installation and attempted a fresh clean install. It shows two drives. They are both GPT so I cannot format via installing drivers with the installation media. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Removed dual boot now windows isn't booting

Looks like you made a mistake deleting the double boot. Have a look at this:

Dual Boot - Delete a OS

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Hi all,
I set up a dual boot installation with Windows 7 and Windows 8. But I have a problem when booting into Windows 7. Pls, help me.

A:Problem when booting into Windows 7 in dual boot

Originally Posted by kiatisak


Hi all,
I set up a dual boot installation with Windows 7 and Windows 8. But I have a problem when booting into Windows 7. Pls, help me.




You will need to turn off secure boot in the bios.

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I have 3 hard drives on my tower: one 250 gb for data, one with 500 gb for Windows 7(64) and lastly I have one with 80 gb for Windows XP(32). I had installed XP before I installed 7. After installing 7, whenever I powered the machine, it would allow me to choose between "Windows 7" or "an older version of windows" (XP). Perhaps I was not careful nor did I do enough research when I installed 7, but I assumed the hdd with XP would keep its MBR with only one option and a new MBR would be installed on the 500gb hdd allowing me to choose between both.

Now taking this in consideration, and as I had stopped using XP completely, I thought it would be harmless to format the 80gb hdd. I wanted to install Linux. So I installed Ubuntu (10.04) 64bit on the 80gb, assuming that grub2 would be installed there with an entry for Windows 7 (the MBR installed on the 500gb hdd). Things did not go as I'd expect. Not only did grub2 not display any Windows 7 entry, whenever I set the 500gb as first boot hdd, I get an error saying no MBR was found.

Believing that for some reason the MBR in the 500 gb was damaged (or maybe it never existed, perhaps what really happened was that the 80gb XP MBR was edited during 7 install), I inserted the Windows 7 64 bit dvd, accessed repair, dos and ran repair commands I found on the web (not blindly of course). More specifically, "bootsect /nt60 D:" ( MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record ), where D: was the label shown for the 5... Read more

A:MBR not found when booting Windows 7 (Dual-boot with linux)

Try this:

Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7 & Win XP.
EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums

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Had win7 and XP working on dual boot with easyBCD for months. Then had to wipe another drive so removed all connections in PC and wiped totally unrelated drive, linked everything back up again, and now windows 7 won't boot up and the boot menu has gone.

I have three hard drives - one backup, one for XP, and one with three partitions including win7.

When i set the BIOS boot order to the XP drive it boots up ok, when i set the order to win7 drive it gets to 'verifying dmi pool data' then asks for a boot cd.

I have rebuilt the MBR using partition wizard. As you can see, the XP drive is active and primary. I cannot seem to set the win7 disk to be primary or active. It also tells me it cannot find a windows installation on the drive even though it is loaded onto E:

I have tried loading the win7 dvd and running the start repair several times but it does nothing.

I don't get what happened as all i did was remove all the hard drive connections, then connect them back up a few hours later.

Any ideas? I have spent four hours on it already and need help before i smash the thing up!

A:Windows 7 and XP dual boot - Win 7 partition not booting anymore

fixed it! woohoo

this worked for me....

go here Visual BCD Editor - Windows 7/Vista
and get the VBCDE and follow instructions here Dual-boot Repair Windows 7/Vista
for automatic repair.

fixed my setup in half a second. machine booted back into windows 7 directly, then used easyBCD to add the winXP option to the boot menu and back in business. Both XP and Win7 on boot menu and both working fine. Woohooo!

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so i have this very strange problem, that i've been dealing with for the past 2 months and finally decided to ask you guys to help me. thing is I got windows xp on drive c: installed on my laptop and when I bought this laptop i used partition magic and it gave me logical (extended) partition with the rest of space to install windows 7. I didn't have problems with my laptop for about a year then my vent started to really rattle and i have to smash laptop sometimes cause it just shuts down and im kinda afraid to replace it, however, i think this can't be problem to windows 7 not booting right?

past few day i've been going around in circles, i reinstalled windows 7 and chose option where old files are kept (wiundows.old), so never did reformat and I did like that a few times already and now lately everytime I installed my windows for like 2 days it would work then when i was installing programs (which i dont know if have anything to do with that since they never gave me problems) each time when i would boot it would go to startup repair and i ended up with a 'windows cannot repair this computer automatically' and always did reinstall with old files kept and still doing like that for fourth time i always get back to same state as before 'repair, cant repair, reinstall'i noticed though that last program i installed was 'freemake video converter' and then it always failed to boot again i dont know if thats the problem?

however, i ... Read more

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I have a Thinkpad Yoga 260. I installed Windows 10 first and then Ubuntu 16.10 next to it. I now have the strange problem of not being able to use my keyboard in Windows 10. What I do:If I chose Windows 10 in the bootloader, my keyboard won't work anymore. Even if I restart my laptop, my keyboard is not working (not even in BIOS). To get my keyboard working again, I have to shutdown the Laptop, remove the power-supply and wait for a few seconds.  If I chose Ubuntu in startup, my keyboard works fine.My assumption is, that somehow when I start Windows 10, my laptop thinks it is in Tablet-Mode and thus, blocking the keyboard from working? My trackpad and touchpad are working though, so this might not be the case. Only the keyboard does not seem to work. The keyboard is listed in the device manager as 'fully functional'. I tried reinstalling drivers, removing the keyboard from device manager in Windows 10 and rebooting, but nothing has helped so far. Do you have any suggestions what I can try to do next? 

A:Keyboard disabled when booting Windows (Dual Boot)

I updated BIOS to the newest version (1.5.0) with the hope that this could fix it... but sadly it does not.

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After my earlier thread, I asked my brother to install W7 on his computer using my HDD, all well and good and I plug my HDD back in my computer.Problem is the new windows 7 installation does not boot.It starts the little starting windows animation, freezes for a milisecond then my computer restarts.

I've attempted to run startup repair with and without my W7 DVD several times, but to no success.This would be part one of my problem.

Part two would be me installing XP on a seprate partition to try and find out how to fix it (I am currently using that XP install to post this) and now, being unable to start up the windows 7 partition through the F8 boot menu.I think using some partition program would fix this, but there's so many, and to be honest I don't really have a clue how to use them

A:Windows 7 not booting issue/dual boot shenanigins

The issue is that your brother used your HDD in his computer. You need to re install it with the HDD in your computer. It is not possible to switch the hard drive from different computers, all the drivers etc are different.

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Hello,
I have Installed Windows XP like ages ago and then there was some error with the XP back then while booting up so I called up my technician, He dual booted my system with Windows 7 Ultimate.

I've stopped using XP since a while so I thought of removing I from my system, The XP files and Windows 7 were on two different partitions of same HDD. So I used Minitool Partition wizard to remove the Partition in which XP files were there. It even prompted a message saying that I may not be able to boot if I format the specific Partition. I clicked on continue and it showed me that the specific partition is in use and the asked me to restart it and minitool will delete it by itself while restarting. And after it deleted the XP partition, my system can't Boot Windows 7 now. I just don't get it.

I've even lost my Windows 7 OS DVD to try repair the OS. Can anyone help me to Boot into my Windows 7 without losing any data from that Partition.

A:Windows 7 not Booting after removing XP partition from Dual Boot

Why didn`t you listen to the message ?

You deleted your Active partition now windows 7 won`t boot.

Your windows 7 partition must 1st be marked Active, then startup repair must be run to write the system files to the Windows 7 partition.

Without an install dvd or a system repair disc, you can`t do that. You can easily make a system repair disc on another Windows 7 PC, all you need is a blank cd and a cd burner. But it has to be the same bit version (32 or 64) and Service Pack version as the version you are trying to repair.

Others may have another method. They will post it.

Or call your Tech

System Repair Disc - Create

Startup Repair

Partition - Mark as Active

You can also make and use a Partition Wizard Boot CD

Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition

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I have had an Ubuntu/XP system for a while now, but yesterday it started bluescreening just after the windows logo on every attempt to boot. Also, while I can boot into Ubuntu fine, I cannot access the data partition which is pretty scary! I havent backed up in a good few weeks.

I dont have a recovery disk to run chkdsk from, what can I do?

Thank you for your time.
 

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Hi,
So i was dual booting 2 windows 7 of my computer as one of them stuff up so i was transfering all my data over to the new windows 7.

I use partion wizard to delete the old windows 7 and extend the size of the new windows 7.

No every time i start my PC up i get presented with the dual boot screen.

I have checked msconfig, and it shows that there are no OS

A:Dual Boot menu still present even tho im not dual booting

After doing some research I have found to get it to show the Os in msconfig, I need to assign a drive letter to msconfig.
However once that's done and I remove the drive leader and restart pc it doesn't appear once again

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System crashed 12 Oct 11 after completing an on-line form when an unrequested email form appeared which was looping with a continuous production of letters & figures.
Unable to stop the process, system shut down. When re-started, the system booted up but refused to display BIOS or operating system.
After checking system, graphics card found to be faulty which was replaced 25 Oct 11.
System re-booted but refused to open in W7.
Launched system restore with W7 O/S to attempt system repair.
Initial error message stated NTLDR missing or corrupt.
Internet search suggested problem with XP. Launched XP & system booted OK. XP updated & now launches normally but W7 did not.
Re-booted, NTLDR message no longer displayed but after completing repair process, W7 did not boot.

SUMMARY OF SESSION DETAILS
Start-up Repair ? Diagnostic & Repair Details
Last successful boot time 12 Oct 11 @ 13:53 GMT
Number of repair attempts ? 11
Session Details List of Checks Total 46 some of which some are repeated include:-

Check for updates,
System Disk test,
Disk failure diagnosis
Disk metadata test

Target O/S test,
Volume content test
Boot manager test
System boot diagnosis
Event log diagnosis
Internal state check
Disk failure diagnosis
System boot log diagnosis
Boot status test
Set up state check
Registry hives test
Windows boot log diagnosis
Bug check analysis
Access control test
Files system test
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A:Windows 7 / XP Dual boot PC not booting into Windows 7

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map with listings showing all columns, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu. Label what's on all partitions. We will give you the steps to recover Win7 and/or your Dual Boot - do you wish to keep it?

Is this factory preinstalled Win7, with XP added to another partition as a Dual Boot? Do you have Recovery Disks, a Win7 Reinstallation DVD (or access to any Win7 installer), and your XP CD or a backup image of either OS?

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Okay, here is the logfile from the hijackthis program. I have run a whole lot of system scans with Spybot Search and Destroy, eTrust Pest Patrol, Ad-Aware 2007, and my Symnantec Norton AntiVirus. The programs were able to get a lot of things cleaned out, but I still have multiple counts of Downloader and Trojan.Vundo left on my system. Help!!!!!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:47:37 PM, on 7/31/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec Client Firewall\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ATKKBService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\gearsec.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\s... Read more

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I have a Dell Inspiron 17, 5000 Series (1.7 GHz Intel Pentium 3558U, 4 GB Ram, 500 GB HDD). It came preloaded with Windows 8.1. I needed Windows 7 so I partitioned the main drive and installed Windows 7 in 100 GB of partitioned space. After swapping between the Windows 7 and 8 Boot manager. Ended up choosing the Windows 8 manager.

My problem comes in when I boot into Windows 7, then when I shut down and try and boot into Windows 8 it will hang prior to the boot manager (of Windows 8). I have to press and hold the power button to hard shut down. Once I do that and reboot, Windows 8 Boot manager and Windows 8 boot ok.

So Windows 8 will boot fine if I was last in Windows 8. However if I was last booted in Windows 7 then go to Windows 8 (or try and boot into 7 again, but using the 8 boot manager) it will hang at boot. I've used all the command checks with Windows 7 and 8. Found no errors. I can't reinstall Windows 8 as I don't have recovery disks, plus the computer came from Aarons Rent to Own (they had no issues me doing what I wish with it).

When I switch and use the Windows 7 boot manager I can boot back into Windows 7 even if Windows 7 was my last boot. But like when using the Windows 8 boot manager, I am unable to boot into Windows 8 if Windows 7 was booted last. But Can boot to Windows 8 if Windows 8 was booted last.

I'm not sure what to do to correct the issue. Any help would be welcomed. Thanks

A:Win 8 fails to boot after booting into Win 7. Dual Boot

Since no replies yet, take a look at this link (EasyBCD):
https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/dual-boot/bcd-based/

Rich

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The title sure does not sound as hopeless as the situation actually is. This forum is
my last hope....pls guys help me out....(sry to sound so much gloomy)
pls read through my whole problm...i know its insanely big but plssssss...........

It all strtd with me wanting to have Win xp installed on my Lenovo Ideapad z560, i3 processor along with win7 ultimate which came installed when i purchased my lptp. I went thru diff pages and did a whole lot of research on the subject.
As we will know that winXp does not function with Sata drivers and related hardware on which notebooks and lptps these days are based. Previously i tried to install xp using a normal xp cd(not slpstrmd) by chnging BIOS settngs frm AHCI to AHCI comptble bt being unsuccessful i resorted to slpstrmng process. So i went through all the slipstreaming process....supplying the setup with the SATA drivers and tried to install xp......but it aborted with a BSOD...which must not have happened as i did all the pre requisites properly.
So i smwht tried a mixed approach by trying to install xp with slpstrmd bootable disc with ALSO bios mode chngd to AHCI cmptbl.
The setup wrkd and i was taken to the Xp's setup screen....but that was when it all strtd.
I didnt knew why it happend bt when i selectd the drive D: to be my Xp drive it rprtd tht the drv already had another windows installed on it even though win 7 was installed on my Drv C:. I ignrd the error and i....well.....i installed xp......in a folder inside ... Read more

A:Not booting into Xp in dual boot with win7

Did you make your Lenovo Ideapad z560 Recovery Disks?
You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
Lenovo Support - How can I get a Product Recovery CD or DVD?

Lenovo Recovery
Lenovo Support - How do I recover my factory installed programs and files? - Desktops and Workstations

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware on the manufacturer's web site.
If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.
How to
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
OR
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
How to
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

For help with Partitions, Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

Screenshot tools.
A Preferred Method of Uploading/Posting Screen Shots
How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums
Snipping Tool - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows
Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots
Screenshot with Paint

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OK,
I just built this new system, and was trying to install XP on it.
Some how when the PC boots up, it gives the option of booting into 2 instances of WinXP.
I have tried to look for information somewhere in this forum as I had read a solution but it was a long time back and I cant seem to be able to find it...

What I am looking for is info on how to get the PC to boot up straight into Win XP and not wait for 30 secs or for the user to hit enter on a screen that has 2 instances of XP Pro.

Appreciate any help on this issue.

Thanks,

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A:Dual Boot Screen when booting up ?

Hi,

You need to take the unwanted boot option out of the boot.ini file.

Right click on My Computer and choose Properties.
go to the Advanced Tab, and then down by Startup and Recovery, click the "settings" button. Then click EDIT.

*** At this point you should Save As, and save a back up of this somewhere for recovery should things go wrong**

Notepad should open and you should see something like;

Sample Boot.ini File
This is a sample of a default Boot.ini file from a Windows XP Professional computer.

Code:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
This is a sample of the above Boot.ini file with a previous installation of Windows 2000 on a separate partition.

Code:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
Remove the unwanted boot option and save.

For more information:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022

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I have a computer that is dual booted with 2 complete instances of XP Professional. They are on a 160 and 120 gb hard drive. After 9 1/2 months one morning my 2nd drive (120gb) failed to boot & I only saw a blank, black screen.

I have tried both the fixboot and fixmbr options without success. Recently I tried the MS nondestructive rebuild option. It too failed in that when the time came for a reboot of the system to finish the rebuild - it did not reboot and came up with the same blank black screen as before.

Both drives are seen in BIOS, at boot, and the non-bootable drive on my C drive (which boots normally) is seen in my computer.

Does anyone have an idea what I can do to to get this drive booting once again?
 

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Recently I purchased a laptop with windows 8 64 bit pre-installed in it. For my job purpose, I needed windows 7 32 bit. After searching the web and also using the information I got from this site, I disabled secure boot, deleted the recovery partition and converted GPT partitions to MBR. Then I shrink the Big partition in which windows 8 was installed to make room for the windows 7 partition. Then I created a new partition and installed windows 7 on it. After this whenever I switch on the computer, a message come up, saying that a required device cannot be found and windows is to be repaired. The only way in which I can start windows is to go to bios, select the boot options and then select boot from notebook hard drive.

Can anybody please tell me how this problem can be solved

A:Booting problem with dual booting with windows 8 and 7

when you created the new partition did you make itin front or behind the existing partition?

If your boot manager is looking to boot Win 8 on Disk 0 Part 1, and you created the new partition in front of Win 8, your Win 7 will now be located on Disk 0 Part 1 which is where the boot manager is expecting Win 8

can you send us a screen cap of your disk management?

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I'm trying to configure my system to dual boot with Windows 7 and 8.1 installed (defaulting to 8.1).

I did this earlier in the week installing Windows 8.1 Enterprise first and when I installed Windows 7 second, Windows 7 wouldn't boot correctly. Then was told that you should install the older OS first.

So, starting fresh, I installed Windows 7 Enterprise and partitioned my Crucial 256GB SSD into two and the install went fine.

Then installed Windows 8.1 Enterprise on the unallocated partition and 8.1 installed fine.

Each time I booted, I would be greeted with the OS selection screen and if I choose 8.1 it boots fine.

Then decided to go back into Windows 7 and after selection Windows 7 it gives me a screen where it says 'Performing Repair' and then gives me an error about my Windows can't verify the digital signature for winload.efi.

Not sure what is going on as I've never had any problems doing a clean install, though I can't remember the last time I tried to do a dual boot setup. I'm not sure if is a BIOS thing as I personally find the ASUS BIOS pretty confusing for most of it so I could have a setting not set correctly.

Both Windows 7 and 8.1 are UEFI installs if that makes a difference.

Hoping there might be an easy way to fix it without having to start over. While not the end of the world, I've already wiped and reinstalled about 6 times in the last week due to a variety of reasons already so if I can not do it again, it would be nice.

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A:Problems booting into Win 7 after dual boot setup

Originally Posted by Fr3lncr


I'm trying to configure my system to dual boot with Windows 7 and 8.1 installed (defaulting to 8.1).

I did this earlier in the week installing Windows 8.1 Enterprise first and when I installed Windows 7 second, Windows 7 wouldn't boot correctly. Then was told that you should install the older OS first.



Yes, that was your first mistake. The second "may" be that you installed Win 7 on the partition that held Win 8 the first time around. This is just an educated guess.

I would suggest you go to Terabyte Unlimited and download Copywipe, which is free. There are versions for Windows, DOS and a PEBuilder plugin. Hard Drive Copy and Secure Wipe Software - CopyWipe

Copywipe will wipe your hard drive squeaky clean; Back when I was beta testing operating systems for Microsoft, if a newer version of Windows had been on a hard drive, the older version would no longer install at all, and sometimes would install but not properly. I don't have that experience with Windows 8, since all the "rank and file" volunteer beta testers were "fired by" Steven Sinofsky.

If I remember correctly, I used the DOS version because it's just easier. The instructions are written on the boot heel. If you can't understand the DOS one, use the Windows one. My memory has aged right along with my body, so I could be wrong about which version I used. I haven't had to use it in awhile.

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I have W2K pro dual booting with W98 SE.

W98 (C:\) was there first and I installed a new HDD. The new drive was partitioned into two - D:\NTFS & E:\FAT32. W2K sits on D:\ drive.

Everything was working fine until I had a serious crash in W98.

W2K would no longer start.

I would get to the boot option screen - select W2K - with any of the troubleshooting options - and only proceed as far as the next screen (where it gives the load bar across the bottom). It never even makes it to the white Windows 2000 logo screen.

Looking at the root of my C:\ drive I could see what I think must elements of the W2K start-up procedure - which makes sense as it is the C:\ drive that boots. Or certainly at least enough info to switch the boot sequence over to D:\

Being the newbie I am, I failed to produce a repair disk (don't know whether it would have helped anyway). I've made one now though!

Totally perplexed as to how I could fix the problem, I simply re-installed W2K on the same drive D:\ but in a different folder. I managed to move all my work to E:\ drive and then re-installed W2K again re-formatting the NTFS partition.

Things seem fine now.

But, how can I prevent against this in the future - i.e. is it possible to backup those crucial files that reside on the C:\ drive and restore them should such a problem happen again. As great as I consider W2K to be, all that greatness isnít too useful if it wonít load!

Any advice would be much appreciated.
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A:{Advice Given} - Dual Booting W98 & W2K - Failure to boot

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TYPO IN THE TITLE. It should say "USB" instead of "USBI."

First of all, if this is in the wrong section, please move, although I am using Windows 7. I've attached an image I made illustrating what I'm trying to accomplish. YUMI is a multiboot tool and I have it set to boot Ubuntu or RIPLinuX when selected. It's sort of like an extra dual-boot screen. I've tried using YUMI to put all three on the same loader, but Kon-boot freezes.
 

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Hi
When W8?s menue apears on start and I choose W7 - instead of loading W7directly , the computer is new-starting again and only than starts w7. Thats a funny "behaviour"....Does anybody have an idee how i can solve it?

Also, after starting the computer, the menue is not directly shown up, first is this turnning wi8 circle (like in the setup) and only about 30 sec. later comes the menue.
I?m using windows 8 enterprise, test version.

A:Dual boot: W7 restarts instead of direct booting

Your PC is booting correctly.
That is how Windows 8 boot loader works.

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I seem to always one into this problem every couple of months it seems.

I have a dual boot pc. One Partition has Windows 7 the Other XP. The XP boot looks like it got corrupted because when it boots it asks for I have to select "Last known good configuration".

I hit that it the xp boot screen comes up but it never gets past it. It looks like it searching for something that is missing.

I have EASYbcd but there help notes are not great.

Is there a simple way of fixing this with EASYbcd ? Or do I have to put off the Windows 7 DVD and fix it that way.

Thanks

Shawn

A:Dual Boot: One partition has stopped booting

Hello shawn306.



I'm going to post 2 links, it's said one is hard to get started with and the other is fairly simple, see if either is a help to you and be sure to post back with an update so we know how you get on.


How to Perform a Repair Installation of Windows XP

How to Perform a Repair Installation of Windows XP

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FIrst post here, hope you can all help me.

I recently installed Ubuntu using Wubi on my laptop, meaning I could run it from another hard drive without altering XP. It worked fine the first time, apart from the wireless card not picking up and working. Someone suggested reinstalling, so I did so. During the installation, something broke down and it froze, so i restarted. Since then, the laptop has gone past the initial start-up screen and then gone blank, apart from a blinking pointer in the top left hand corner.

I assume that the Ubuntu installation is corrupt, and so start-up fails when trying to dual boot, but I have found no way to get around this.

Due to this being a new-ish laptop, I have no floppy drive for boot disks, and a multitude of boot CD-ROMS have proved unsuccessful. The last I tried was a CD to boot into DOS, but from there, I found no way to access the D drive (second partition where Ubuntu, and only that, is installed).

Any help as to how to destroy any reference of Ubuntu and give me back control would be much appreciated! I'll try anything.

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Hi guys!!!

I have one disk partitioned like this:
100MB primary partition created bu Windows 7
primary C: partition with Windows 7 installed on it
primary partition as data storage
primary extended partition for Linux Mint and on it:
a) logical partition for Linux installation
b) logical partition for swap space
First I installed Windows and it was OK, but I made problem with Linux installation when I selected C partition, with Windows on it, to install boot loader for Linux on it. When I finished Linux installation and rebooted in Grub boot loader I could see both operating systems. Linux worked fine, but when I select Windows nothing happen. Then I tried to repair Windows boot loader with Windows installation DVD, and when I finished that I couldn't see neither of systems. Then I started Linux from CD and managed to return previous state when I can see both systems but only Linux can be started.
Please, do you have some good ideas?
Thanks.

A:Problems with boot loaders with dual booting

Mark 100mb System Reserved Partition Active

Then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

Once Win7 starts use this method to Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7,
also Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux.

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So i two days ago i installed Ubuntu on my Secondary hard drive. I already had windows 7 installed on my primary drive. When i installed Ubuntu i didnt realize it at the time but i installed GRUB over Windows Master boot record on my primary hard drive that has windows installed. GRUB has been working but i wanted to restore my Windows MBR on my primary drive and have GRUB only on my secondary drive, and then if needed i could switch back and forth via the bios. As of right now i have NO Master boot record. At least not a functioning one. I am getting the error : Missing Operating System every time i turn my pc on. I tried using my windows 7 installation disk and repairing my computer, unfortunately when it shows a list of operating systems it isnt showing anything. I can then go and try to load a "device driver" while in System Recovery Options and i can indeed see that my hard drives are not at all formated. I still have windows installed. Also when i run the command prompt from system recovery options i can run fixmbr and other similar commands which say that they recognize windows is installed on a hard disk but having some kind of issue with the drivers for my hard disk. So i tried to FixMBR and then i now think, im not sure, but i would think i need to get the drivers for my Hard disk, or hard drive and install them in system recovery options. But thats where im really stuck, how would i even find something like that out? What can i do?

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A:Dual Booting Ubuntu Bad Master Boot Record (MBR)

Obviously you'd need to start Win7 to be able to add EasyBCD which can configure a Windows Dual Boot with Linux distros.

The problem is that GRUB can corrupt Win7 beyond Repair when on the same HD, so using a separate HD is always a better option if you can do so. In that case, unplug the extant OS HD to install the new OS, then boot your choice via the BIOS Boot order or one-time BIOS Boot menu.

Now as to repairing your Win7. First mark Win7 or it's 100mb System Reserved (preferred) partition Active: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

Next boot into DVD or REpair CD to see if it will now discover a Win7 installation. If not, click through to Recovery Tools list to open a Command Line to run bootrec /fixboot and bootrec /fixmbr then reboot.

If Win7 doesn't start, boot back into DVD/Repair CD to see if installation now shows up to accept offered Repair. If not run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times anyway.

You can copy out your files using DVD/Repair CD this way: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console or using Paragon Rescue CD.

You can see your partitions graphically and mark Active using free Partition Wizard bootable CD. Then click on Win7 HD to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, OK, Apply to see if this will start Win7 which may preclude the need to run Repairs. If not, you can wipe the Ubuntu partition by rightclicking>Wipe. Now try the Win7 repairs again without the GRUB code on the HD.

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I have Ubuntu dual booting on Win7. After the bios load, is there anyway that I can make Win7 boot right away without selecting anything on the OS selection? The same way it would boot without dual boot...if that makes any sense.

If the above exists: Let's say I use Win7 all the time, but one day I decide to boot into Ubuntu. Is there a way that I can press a button, before Win7 loads, to make the OS selection come up?

I tried to make myself as clear as possible and I hope that you understand what I'm trying to say.

Please ask if unclear.

A:Booting Win7 automatically, dual boot Ubuntu

Use separate HD's booted via the BIOS:

image or install Win7 to separate HD while Ubuntu HD unplugged,

set Win7 first HD to boot,

then if you want Ubuntu use the BBS key given on first boot screen.

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Dual booting Win 7 and Win 8. Win 7 is C: Primary installed first, Win 8 is installed to a primary partition (25GB). I get the blue recovery screen after starting Win 8 from bootloader menu. Win 7 starts fine. I have installed Win 8 on another computer using the same flash so I know the flash is good. First I defraged and cleaned out C: then created the partition. I have installed it on the computer before(preview edition) then removed it(formated D: partition), this is the RTM 9200 build. Did I mention that on the other computer when installed it asked for Key which I temporarily skipped, on this computer however when installed it did not ask for the key. Before the install I ran bootrec /fixmbr, /fixboot and also /rebuildbcd from Win 7 install disk. I don't think it's a problem with the Win 7 boot loader. My guess is some registry value or other setting or file in Win 7 is preventing normal startup of Win 8. I do believe it's not hardware related. Any thoughts on what could cause this? Could it be the Win 8 bootloader now causing problems and if so how would I fix this issue? Do I need to fix bootloader in Win 8 and should I run the bootrec cmd's from the Win 8 flash this time ? Not sure which has taking over now! I have searched in these forums and online for a couple of day's to no avail though references have been made that the Win 8 bootloader has now taken over, if so were does the now functioning bootloader reside - C: or D: (partition) and which one is it Win 7 or Wi... Read more

A:Dual boot - Recovery screen when booting to Win8

If it's an issue with Windows 8 Start up. your best heading over to the Windows 8 forum.

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Hey Guys,

I've recently installed Windows 7 Professional on my Windows XP machine. It's installed on a partition of the same drive that XP was on.

At the boot menu when it lets you choose between the 2 OS's, it's defaulted to the Windows 7 one, and I can only get to XP if I manually choose it. I want to keep XP as the default option, but I don't appear to be able to change it (I did this before with Windows 7 RC1 without any problems)

When I got to msconfig and look at the boot configuration in Windows 7, it only shows Windows 7 as the default option. There is no other option, Windows XP doesn't show up there where it should

It's the same when I look at the boot config on XP, there's no sign of Windows 7 there!

Anyone any ideas how I can sort this out? I need to add XP to the list

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Trying to change boot order (Dual Booting)

Ok guys looks like I sorted it -

There's a great program called EasyBCD which showed both of the OS's and allowed me to sort it all out!
 

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I originally had Vista on this PC and then dual booted it with win7pro. I'm upgrading my 2x 250GB to a single 2TG drive and will use the 2x250G for something else. To prepare for the transition to the 2TB I deleted the repartitioned and reformatted the HD vista was on. It will boot into win7pro if I have the win7pro DVD in the DVD drive. If it isn't I get no system disc error during boot. I had boot problems before but those times it was missing such and such file like BOOTMGR or NT something. Anyways the last time it was recommended to use EasyBDC. I'm sure EasyBDC can be used to solve this boot problem too I just don't know exactly what to do. The automatic boot recovery feature of the win7pro DVD doesn't solve it but then that feature has never solved the boot problems I had in the past either.

When EasyBDC first opens it sees win7pro on drive C: and lists no other entries. Under edit boot menu it shows only win7pro as I expected the check box to the right of it is checked and default is indicated "yes". I selected skip boot menu since it is the only OS choice now and clicked save. I went to BCD backup/restore section and selected change boot drive, clicked preform action, and chose C: and proceeded. Eventually a message came up and said it completed and to reboot. I still have the message no system disc unless the win7pro DVD is in the DVD drive.

Thanks much.
 

A:Solved: booting problem after removing one OS in dual boot

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WinXP SP3 is loaded on an IDE drive. The HDD is jumpered as a slave, while a DVD drive is master. This cannot be changed, due to my case's physical layout. Win7 is loaded on a SATA drive.

Boot order: SATA, IDE results in a dual-boot options screen. Win7 is accessible. WinXP causes the computer to reboot.
Boot order: IDE, SATA results in WinXP booting normally, with no dual-boot screen.


Quote:





Originally Posted by EasyBCD


Windows Boot Manager
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identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {a7024ed0-42b9-11df-b143-8bd993c4d7c5}
resumeobject {a7024ecf-42b9-11df-b143-8bd993c4d7c5}
displayorder {a7024ed0-42b9-11df-b143-8bd993c4d7c5}
{a7024ed4-42b9-11df-b143-8bd993c4d7c5}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
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identifier {a7024ed0-42b9-11df-b143-8bd993c4d7c5}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {a7024ed1-42b9-11df-b143-8bd993c4d7c5}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {a7024ecf-42b9-11df-b143-8bd993c4d7c5}
nx OptIn

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identifier {a7024ed4-42b9-11df-b143-8bd993c4d7c5}
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A:[SOLVED] Dual-booting Win 7 + XP - Boot manager issue

XP has the unfortunate tendency to ignore SATA drives unless you load the specific SATA controller drivers for that system.

I would suggest reinstalling Win7. A clean install "should" recognize the XP installation and include it in the startup selection menu.

Or, you can try the steps in this tutorial: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...dows-7-xp.html (try the stuff that refers to installing XP after Win7 is installed).

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So I'm using my a8n-sli premium motherboard and have been just using 1 sata hard drive using Windows XP for about a year. I bought a second sata hard drive last week and installed Vista on it.

I just can't figure out the correct boot.ini for this to work, here is what I have currently:

[boot loader]
timeout=10
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows Vista"
I get an missing NTLD message, when I try to boot from Vista, but the XP one works with that configuration.

I can boot off the Vista one fine if I set it in the bios boot order to come up before the XP hard drive, so the drive and the OS are fine.

Thanks all, I have done alot of research and have no been able to figure this out.
 

A:Boot.ini Problems - Dual Booting 2 Sata Drives - XP - Vista

phaze112 said:


So I'm using my a8n-sli premium motherboard and have been just using 1 sata hard drive using Windows XP for about a year. I bought a second sata hard drive last week and installed Vista on it.

I just can't figure out the correct boot.ini for this to work, here is what I have currently:

[boot loader]
timeout=10
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows Vista"
I get an missing NTLD message, when I try to boot from Vista, but the XP one works with that configuration.

I can boot off the Vista one fine if I set it in the bios boot order to come up before the XP hard drive, so the drive and the OS are fine.

Thanks all, I have done alot of research and have no been able to figure this out.Click to expand...

The problem is that you have windows xp and vista on a two different hard drives and your BIOS only recognize one bootable hard drive at a time, which is the one you set as your primary hard drive. if you want both OS to be bootable, you need to have vista install on your primary hard drive.
 

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Ok, I'll try and be clear and succinct, but I APOLOGIZE in advance for the super length here! Here's the essential "backstory" of what was/is going on, and where I am right now:

Had an XP machine for 4 years; two months ago, I bought and added in another HD. At reboot, I put in my Win 7 64 Ultimate disc, and installed 7 to the new HD; so I've been dual-booting for 2 months now, with the classic black & white dual-boot screen at startup:
"Which operating system do you want to use:
Older version of Windows
Windows 7"

So I've been gaming exclusively on the 7 HD, playing SupCom 2 via Steam. In one week, it BSOD'd four times, so I sent my minidumps to another forum, and I was told the crashes were due to two things: video driver, and hardware. So I un/re-installed the video driver, and then, using the Asus AutoUpdate (I have an AMD cpu/ASUS mobo), I flashed my BIOS to the latest. Win 7 was totally fine, and I believe it fixed all the errors, played my game, and turned if off.

The next morning I needed some files on XP, and that's when I saw the crap had hit the fan. I chose "earlier version of Windows", and it simply BSOD immediatley; and I've not been able to get back in since. So, of course, I tried to fix it on my own. I searched online, and the first thing I did was put the XP disc in, and hit R for Repair right away; this brought me to the black and white screen. The problem was, it showed that I had two HD's, and it listed them jus... Read more

A:Dual-booting nightmare: XP & 7, flashed BIOS, now boot-up is borked:

Are your Win7 boot files on the Win XP HD or Win7 HD?

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New to Win8 and this forum...

Using my Server 2008 R2 host, created a Win8 VM/VHD and it boots, works fine. I followed instructiong using BCDEdit to add the VHD to my boot options. When i reboot and select the VHD it begins to load then fails. I end up in the recovery option tools. Looking through the advanced info I believe the root problem is "failed to find osloader" or something close to that.

Most of the tutorial's have the VHD added to the Win7 boot screen, but, thats' not my scenario.

Is there something I missed in getting this working? Has anyone used a VHD created in Win Server 2008 R2 to use as a native boot VHD?

Would love to get this working.

Machine is a Lenovo T510, 8 Gig memory.

Thanks.
Tim

A:Boot Win8 VHD, already dual booting Win7 and Win Server 2008 R2

Originally Posted by timhenn


New to Win8 and this forum...

Using my Server 2008 R2 host, created a Win8 VM/VHD and it boots, works fine. I followed instructiong using BCDEdit to add the VHD to my boot options. When i reboot and select the VHD it begins to load then fails. I end up in the recovery option tools. Looking through the advanced info I believe the root problem is "failed to find osloader" or something close to that.

Most of the tutorial's have the VHD added to the Win7 boot screen, but, thats' not my scenario.

Is there something I missed in getting this working? Has anyone used a VHD created in Win Server 2008 R2 to use as a native boot VHD?

Would love to get this working.

Machine is a Lenovo T510, 8 Gig memory.

Thanks.
Tim



The process of creating and using a VHD under Server 2008 R2 is no different to the same process under Windows 7. Admittedly, I haven't tried creating a VHD for Windows 8 under the server platform, but I've created several Windows 7 VHDs under Server in the past.

The method I always use involves WAIK Creating Bootable Virtual Hard Disks and when installed simply use:

bcdboot x:\Windows - where x: is the drive you declared for the VHD

To add the VHD to the boot options.

I'll try adding a VHD to Server 2008 a little later today...

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Hi guys, I have Alienware 17 R3. I have dual booted with Ubuntu 16.04.

Now when I select windows in grub menu, the generic windows 10 animation shows up with 1024x768 resolution. Is there a way to restore my Alienware boot animation?

Thank you.

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Hello, again, i'm a technician at an electronic repair shop. A customer wanted to have Windows 7 and Windows XP dual booting on their Acer Aspire 5253 laptop. Win7 was pre-installed on the device, and a co-worker managed to add WinXP alongside it before i was told about the project.
Problem is, there's no longer any boot options, aside from what's normally in the BIOS settings. There's no screen to select whether to boot Win7 or WinXP, and it just automatically boots in XP.
Things i've tried to fix that:
- Burned the program PLoP boot manager to a disc, and attempted installing it on the hard drive
- The program runs, but only from the disc, as there is no option to install it. Official website says it should install itself automatically, but it seems to not be doing that. It also doesn't allow me to save changes to settings in the program, though this may be due to it not being installed on the computer.
- Furthermore, the program doesn't see Win7 among the installed OS, only WinXP. I had thought this was maybe because my co-worker had accidentally installed XP over Win7.
- Next i burned the program EasyBCD 2.3 onto a disc, to try installing that on the hard drive
- This one would run in XP, but not during booting (like PLoP does). Didn't concern me, because it had more options that seemed useful
- Found i was wrong before when i thought XP had been installed over Win7, because this program sees Win7 among the installed OS.
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A:Dual-booting Win7/WinXP, boot options not showing

Boot a Windows 7 install disk. When you get to the screen with the Repair Computer link in the lower left click it and select Startup Repair. It may take up to three attempts before Windows 7 completes the repair.
 
Edit: If three attempts do not fix the problem use this tool. Select Automatic Repair. Permission is required when using in a commercial environment.
 
https://www.boyans.net/dual-boot-repair-windows-10.html

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Hello, again, i'm a technician at an electronic repair shop. A customer wanted to have Windows 7 and Windows XP dual booting on their Acer Aspire 5253 laptop. Win7 was pre-installed on the device, and a co-worker managed to add WinXP alongside it before i was told about the project.
Problem is, there's no longer any boot options, aside from what's normally in the BIOS settings. There's no screen to select whether to boot Win7 or WinXP, and it just automatically boots in XP.
Things i've tried to fix that:
- Burned the program PLoP boot manager to a disc, and attempted installing it on the hard drive
- The program runs, but only from the disc, as there is no option to install it. Official website says it should install itself automatically, but it seems to not be doing that. It also doesn't allow me to save changes to settings in the program, though this may be due to it not being installed on the computer.
- Furthermore, the program doesn't see Win7 among the installed OS, only WinXP. I had thought this was maybe because my co-worker had accidentally installed XP over Win7.
- Next i burned the program EasyBCD 2.3 onto a disc, to try installing that on the hard drive
- This one would run in XP, but not during booting (like PLoP does). Didn't concern me, because it had more options that seemed useful
- Found i was wrong before when i thought XP had been installed over Win7, because this program sees Win7 among the installed OS.
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A:Dual-booting Win7/WinXP, boot options not showing

Boot a Windows 7 install disk. When you get to the screen with the Repair Computer link in the lower left click it and select Startup Repair. It may take up to three attempts before Windows 7 completes the repair.
 
Edit: If three attempts do not fix the problem use this tool. Select Automatic Repair. Permission is required when using in a commercial environment.
 
https://www.boyans.net/dual-boot-repair-windows-10.html

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I have system with Dual boot (Windows 2000 and Red Hat Linux)
I have "Oracle Application installation dump for Linux" in Windows 2000 system
How to access(Install) this dump booting with Linux o/s
 

A:How to acess the installation dump in dual boot system by booting as Linux

You can recompile your kernel with NTFS support or install Captive NTFS to gain access to NTFS partitions.
 

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Hello,
I have no idea where to start, a friend of mine sent me a link for Windows 8 Pro link, it's not original nor cracked, it's just non-activated (it kept asking me for activation key), that's not the problem tho.
I have windows 7 already, downloaded the iso he sent me, I tried to extract it into a flash, tried to boot from it, it didn't work, I said why not extracting it? I did, and opened setup.exe, and installed windows 8 successfully! And I could dual-boot normally.
I went back on windows 7, backed up my files into another partition, renamed the partitions into Windows 7, Windows 8, Others(backup) and went to windows 8 and started restorting from the new parition, after all I went to delete windows 7 in a stupid way by deleting the Windows 7 partition, it didn't work fully, some folders stayed as Windows/Windows.old ....etc, so I went to windows 8 partition to extend it since I deleted lot of gbs off the windows 7 partition, I've done so, and there was option saying to make it primary parition althought it was checked on windows 7, I checked on it and it went unchecked on windows 7, I didn't care much.. and it asked for reboot, and I did.


And here's the problem, it cannot boot anymore ...
It gives this error:
"The Boot configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors."


I certainly don't have any idea where this problem was made, because there's like 3 mistakes ..


1- Resizing and moving location of partitions?
2- Trying to del... Read more

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Hello everyone!

I've made my Sony VAIO into a dual-boot machine (Win7 64-bit and Ubuntu Linux) and I'm having trouble getting into the BIOS.

When powering up, even though I repeatedly press and hold down the DEL key it always goes straight to the GRUB menu:



And then when I select to load Windows 7, I keep pressing DEL but it goes straight to Windows.

It doesn't seem to matter how fast I am on the keys - I can't get into the BIOS.

I have a should I be trying to enter the BIOS before getting to the GRUB menu, or after?

Also, (and this may be irrelevant) I've checked my registry to determine what kind of BIOS I have (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / HARDWARE / DESCRIPTION / System ), where I found that the SystemBiosVersion variable = Sony - 20110905 BIOS Date: 09/05/11 11:20:58 Ver: 04.06.03

(I would have thought the BIOS would be something like American Megatrends!)

Anyways... is there any way I can get into the BIOS from Windows, i.e. after Windows has loaded? Do I have to remove Linux from my computer? I hope not!

Thanks so much for your help and have a great day.

A:can't enter BIOS when booting (Win7 / Ubuntu Linux dual boot system)

Best to keep in mind that the BIOS is completely different from ANY operating system. There is no connection between the two things, other than the BIOS handing off control to an OS.

You press DEL (or whatever key enters the BIOS) before any operating system begins to start up.
You can start pressing the key repeatedly (once a second) just as soon as you hear the POST beep or see anything happen on the display screen.
Once you reach the Grub loader it is too late. Start over.

You can't get into the BIOS from an operating system. You can only shut down and/or restart.
Nothing in the operating system's registry has anything to do with your system's BIOS, other than communicating with it initially.

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I installed the 10 tech preview along side my win 7 ultimate, I reinstalled, the Windows 7 side of the HDD because after however many years the OS had a LOT of clutter, and even though windows update was a nightmare I finally got all the updates installed and only the necessary drivers/software installed for the upgrade. However reinstalling 7 ruined my dual boot, I can no longer boot into the 10 tech preview... I was on build 10166, and I only have an ISO of 10162 which fails on startup repair... need suggestions on how to fix the bootloader to see both OS!

A:Reinstalling Windows 7 on 7/10 dual boot breaks dual boot

Originally Posted by Carsomyr


I installed the 10 tech preview along side my win 7 ultimate, I reinstalled, the Windows 7 side of the HDD because after however many years the OS had a LOT of clutter, and even though windows update was a nightmare I finally got all the updates installed and only the necessary drivers/software installed for the upgrade. However reinstalling 7 ruined my dual boot, I can no longer boot into the 10 tech preview... I was on build 10166, and I only have an ISO of 10162 which fails on startup repair... need suggestions on how to fix the bootloader to see both OS!



This is a good MSDN topic:
Adding Boot Entries (Windows Drivers)

Read it and ask any questions, lots of members know this stuff and can help guide you if you need it.

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Hello Everyone ,

i was wondering if anyone could help me in this matter :
i have windows7 and Redhat on my Laptop , i have removed and reinstalled the Windows7 last night and after that lost the Dual boot option , in fact the system is booting on windows7 and there is no option to chose linux ,

as far as i know , i should edit the msconfig file which i tried and couldn`t make it dual boot ,

Please check the attachment file ,

Thank you

A:dual boot , reinstall the windows and lost dual boot

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Right now as it is, my C drive is divided into C and D. On the C is my Windows ME, under properties tab it says Local disk, FAT32 Used 1.89 GB free space 13.66GB. Under D properties tab it says, Local, RAW Used 48.0 KB, free space 21.66GB. I want to dual boot Me with NT. I put my 3 floppy disks in, everything goes all right, except for a 1024 cyclinders? It says it is not an error but could cause it not to work right, but go ahead and push enter. The other problem that I am having is when it comes to the Partitioning stuff. What kind of information would you need to help me partition this hard drive so it will work. I have tried doing it the way I think, but then it finds and error and tells you to exit out. I'm new at this, but really need to get it to work. Thanks.
 

A:Dual booting with Windows ME

The easy way would be to use a program like partition magic. It will allow you to move and add partitions without losing anything you already have on the harddrive. After you create any extra partitions you want, start me and then run the xp setup, select advanced so you can pick that you want to select the drive where you want to install it. You can put it on the D driver and use anyother partitions you created for storage.
 

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Hello,

Apologies if this is in the wrong area, I am new to this site so please move this if appropriate.

I have recently just upgraded to a new laptop, due to my old laptop (4 years old, running windows 7) has been giving me overheating issues for what seems like an eternity. This new laptop, a HP with intel i7, has Windows 10.

The laptop runs a lot cooler than my old Windows 7 laptop however some of the older games that I have, which work fine on windows 7, do not on windows 10.

Since my laptop has a 2TB hard drive, I am thinking about dual booting Windows 10 and 7 on the same laptop. I know this is possible, but I have never performed a dual boot setup on a laptop before and am worried I might mess things up.

Can someone on here please give me some detailed help on performing a dual boot? This would assume partitioning the hard drive into (C) Windows 10 (approx. 1TB), (D) Recovery partition for 10 (already installed) and (F) 1TB for Windows 7. (The E drive is my DVD writer.)

Thanks in advance for your help!

A:dual booting windows 7 and 10

Hi spotify95, welcome to Ten Forums. These are from the tutorial forums. The first to add a partition. Partition or Volume - Create New - Windows 7 Help Forums . The second to dual boot. Just substitute win 7 for win 10 where it appears since the tutorial is for adding a win 10 to an existing win 7 system. Windows 10 - Dual Boot with Windows 7 or Windows 8 - Windows 10 Forums .

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ok guys and gals im new here so go easy on me. i have managed to set up a windows 7 on a dual boot with vista. everything is working properly, but all my drive letters are different. i installed an extra hard drive to store media on. i want that hard drive to be same letter in windows 7 as it is in vista, so i can get my itunes library to work. when i go to disk management the drive letter i want to switch it to is unavailable. any advice would be nice. Thanks in advance

A:Windows 7 and Dual Booting

Here's a link to a help item for changing the drive letters in Vista: http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/e...f110521033.mspxAs I understand it, the process is just about the same for Windows 7.Hope this helps.Cheers,RonWindows Outreach Team

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