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Windows XP and Windows 7 dual boot. Problem with Windows 7 start up

Q: Windows XP and Windows 7 dual boot. Problem with Windows 7 start up

I have installed dual boot OS in my desktop.
WD 1TB (500GB windows XP and 500GB windows 7) ALL 32 BIT.
I installed the windows XP first.
The Windows XP had installed on first partition and 2nd partition is Windows 7.

The XP boot in to windows without any problem.
But the windows 7 right after showing the logo, then no display.

Here are PC boot loader

earlier windows operation=XP
Windows 7

Did I did something wrong?

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A: Windows XP and Windows 7 dual boot. Problem with Windows 7 start up

Did Windows 7 finish installing?

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I read this article Windows 8's Fast Startup does not play well with dual-boot systems | gHacks Technology News . Is that true? Do I need to disable fast start up when dual booting windows 8 and windows 7 ? Please someone confirm this for me

A:Fast start up windows 8.1 dual boot windows 7

Do I need to disable fast start up when dual booting windows 8 and windows 7 ?

You only need to do this if you want access to partitions that Win8 was using when you are booted into Win7. Win8 keeps its partitions mounted when hibernating, which will prevent Win7 from mounting those same partitions.

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Hi, My attempt to setup my X1 Yoga (20FQ) laptop to dual boot windows 10 and fedora 24 failed and I am not able to boot on windows anymore  More specifically I installed fedora 24 while already having a windows 10 setup. During the installation the fedora installation manager has configured the partitions for dual boot. The installation was successful but to my surprise the grub 2 entry for the windows 10 didn't work anymore.  I inspected the partitions and found that the windows are untouched. However the ' /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi' file is missing from the boot partition. I think I need to recover it so that I am able to boot again to windows. Do you know how I can recover the file? I noticed that there was no windows 10 installation disk in the X1 packaging. Also what's the right setup for dual booting the two operating systems? Regards, Kostas  

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6135 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6770, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 296 GB (266 GB Free); E: 0 GB (0 GB Free); F: 465 GB (366 GB Free); G: 596 GB (253 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P6T SE
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

I have a computer on which I have been running windows 10 and windows 7 in a dual boot situation for sometime. A while ago windows 10 crashed and would not work again. I mainly use windows 7 which is on a separate hardrive. I did not want to damage the windows 7 partition so I disconnected that drive and reinstalled windows 10 on the other drive (which it was already on.) I found that the only way I could do it was to format the drive and install a new version of window 10. However now the computer does not see windows 7 and will only open windows 10. The only way I can start windows 7 is to disconnect the windows 10 drive and the 7 will boot.

I think the problem may be that the bios says there are no drives in the computer but , that has never given me any trouble in the past. I can see both drives in computer management and that has run like that from new.
Any one have any idea why this is happening??

A:Windows 10/7 dual boot - Windows 7 won't start

Have you tried using MS config? (windows key > msconfig)
- This is a tool to config windows boot parameters

If you can't see both drives when you have the config you want, then the problem may lie elsewhere.

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So I have Windows 7 on an SSD that is Disk 0. I decided to make a dual boot with Windows 8 for Hyper V because I have a class where I need to setup VM's with it (but thats not the point).

Anyway, I wiped my secondary hard drive (Western Digital 300gb HDD) and created a partition to load Windows 8 on. After that I installed it with no problems and was up and running in a few minutes. So I never switched back to Windows 7 in the Bios because I was busy setting up some servers on HyperV but this morning I go to switch the boot order in Bios from my HDD to the SSD with Win7. No errors came up, it just went straight back to Windows 8. So I restarted the computer again to check bios again, same problem.

So I checked fdisk and found that my Windows 7 partition on the SSD was no longer the active partition, so I made it active then tried again. This time I get Bootmgr not found. So I go back into Windows 8 and google around bit and end up getting Visual BCD, now when I boot into the HDD (windows 8) I get a screen that allows me to choose between Windows 8 and Windows 7. Now, worst case scenario, I'm ok with booting into the HDD from now on and choosing between the two OS, but I'd rather be able to switch the boot priority and it be correct. Right now if make the SSD (Windows 7) the first boot priority, I get the Bootmgr error and it won't boot into Windows from the SSD. I can only boot into Windows 7 after I change the bios so that the HDD (Windows 8) boots first and I can ch... Read more

A:Weird Windows 7/Windows 8 Dual Boot problem

Do you have two System Reserved Partitions?

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I have a nice work laptop which runs a custom Windows 8 image. The machine has an enormous hard drive, and it struck me that it would be really good if I could dual boot it with a 'personal' image so that I can have my own applications, internet etc on it.

The laptop is a Lenovo ThinkPad and it has a UEFI bios and I've not used these before. The drive is divided up into various partitions, including system, recovery and 'OEM'. It also has a small SSD (16GB) although I'm not sure what this is for, and it is also labelled as 'OEM'. I tried shrinking down the main primary partition to give me a decent amount of space and then installed Windows 8.1 on to it using a USB stick. From the reading I had done, it seemed that all I would need to do is install it and it would automatically set up a dual boot.

Everything seemed to go OK and sure enough I got the dual boot screen come up. It would boot my new Windows perfectly but when I tried to boot the work installation it didn't load - it tried to do an 'automatic repair' which failed. Looking at the partitions in diskpart showed it as simply a 'RAW' partition. This was a bit of a problem as I now couldn't boot my work image at all!

After some playing around in the BIOS I found that the boot order had 'Windows Boot Manager' first and the hard drive itself listed second. If I changed the order so that the hard drive was first, I could then boot the work image but when I looked in the disk management screen my new installation s... Read more

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I am using Samsung np550 laptop which came with Windows 8 preinstalled. I want to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8. So this is what I did:

In bios - disabled Fast bootThen I disabled 'Secure boot'Selected boot mode as 'CSM'

Now I inserted Windows 7 DVD and it booted with it. The problem is when I'm trying to select a partition, it says that "Windows 7 cannot be installed in this partition. The selected partition is of GPT style".

Please help me solve this problem, so that I can use both W8 and W7.

A:Windows 7 - Windows 8 dual boot problem - 'W8 preinstalled

You need to boot the DVD in UEFI mode. It should be listed in the Boot Device Menu as such along with a non-UEFI version...

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Hello everyone.

I have Windows 7 Ultimate, not the beta, the real thing. I have Vista on my Hard Disk taking 465 GB (almost my entire hard disk) with Linux Ubuntu taking only 9MB (used Wubi Linux Installer). I want to shrink my main partition to be able to install Windows 7. The smallest I have tried to shrink it by is 40GB (it says I can shrink it up to 131GB), (using Vista Disk Management) but it says there isn't enough room to be able to perform this task. I have never shrunk my own hard disk before and my disk is formatted in NTFS file system. Does it matter that I have virtual OS running virtually on my computer using Sun Virtual Box? I have about 11 on Virtual Box. XD Back to partitioning my hard disk, the layout for them is basic and it says they are healthy, It just wont shrink it. I really want to dual boot Windows 7 and I only get one install remember? Can anyone please offer some suggestions? Thanks,


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Hello to all,
I've tried to install Windows 7 (Build 7000) but at the first reboot of the installation Windows 7 doesn't start.
The error is: "Winload.exe missing or corrupt".
I can still boot my XP but no way to boot Windows 7...
I tried a couple of times to run repair with windows 7 disc, but with no success...
What is curious is that each time I runned the repair, windows 7 show my installation in a different drive letter...
Xp is installed in C: and Windows 7 in H: (from xp side).
Is it possible that windows 7 is giving the drive another letter?
I've changed (from xp) the drive letter where window 7 is and this didn't work either...
I also used BCDEdit to view boot info and it displays the same drive letter for windows 7 that I see from XP.
Any ideas? anyone can help?

AMD 64 Athlon X2 4800+
4 Gb Ram
Windows XP (32 Bits) and Windows 7 (64 Bits)
Windows 7 ISO file burned with Nero 8 at minimum speed.

Thank you in advance.

A:Dual Boot XP / Windows 7 won't start

BCDEDIT - How to Use
that should work, if it doesnt i KNOW Vista Boot Pro will but it ... costs money.

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i want to get the dual boot option, 8 and XP, my 8 is in C and i've successfully installed xp on D, and i have an quite important assignment, so must boot from 8 to do that, then i did startup repair with windows 8 installation DVD, and succeessfully did that, and after finished my assignment then i want to add XP to boot option, i use easybcd and did the same as this Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP - Windows 7 Forums
but the xp always cannot be loaded, my laptop always directly boots from 8. please help me

A:windows xp cannot start (dual boot 8 and xp)

EasyBCD is violating Microsoft Copyright, grub4dos Copyright.
Neosmart is a company of crooks stealing foreign work !!


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Here we go:
PC is a dual boot WinXP32/Win7x64. Son in law made the mistake of trying to repartition the hard drive to move some free space on the XP partition to the Win7 partition. The end result is that the XP boots up and runs fine, but Win7 will not boot up. When you look at the partitions in XP under Computer>Manage>Disk management, the XP partition shows up as a SYSTEM partition, but the Wind7 partition shows up as "page file". Here's what has been tried to date (without sucess):

1) Boot up in safe mode: stops during loading drivers, auto reboots
2) " " last know good configuration, auto reboots
3) Install DVD > System restore to previous point: no previous point found to restore
4) Install DVD > System Repair: unable to automatically fix "unspecified changes to system configuration might have caused the problem, error code 0x57, repair action system files integrety check and repair.
5) Install DVD > command mode: sfc /scannow or sfc /verfiyonly - there is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete.
6) Install DVD > command mode: sfc /offboot=c:\ /offwindir=e:\windows - windows resource protection could not start the repair service
7) Search for and delete pending.xml - no file found to delete (to resolve item 5)
8) Install DVD > command mode: bootrec /fixmbr, /fixboot, /scanos, /rebuildbcd executes, no improvement
9) Running chkdsk /f on the Win7 partition from the XP partition did not report any problems, ... Read more

A:Windows 7 x64 will not start on dual boot PC

Welcome lewist57!

Are both paritions active?
do you get boot manager when starting computer?

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I had Windows 7 pro 64 bit system installed. I removed the Windows 7 system disk. I inserted a new solid state card; and then I placed a Windows 10 pro 64 bit disk in my cdrom drive and proceeded to install Windows 10 on the SSD. My desktop PC is now running Windows 10.

My problem is that when I remove the Windows 10 disk and replace it with the Windows 7 disk, the computer will not boot. I did not expect this to happen! When I try to boot with the Windows 7 disk, I am told to put in a
bootable disk and hit any key.

I do not want to have to put both systems on the same disk in two separate partitions. What do I have to do in order to have both systems boot up from two separate disks?

I received a response to this post (TYVM) advising me to go into the BIOS and disable the "secure boot" function. When I did, I found that the "secure boot" function was already disabled.

Both Operating Systems were installed on two separate disks from the same computer. The Windows 10 disk loads; but the Windows 7 will not. The Windows 7 disk loaded fine before I installed and ran the Windows 10
disk. The Windows 7 disk must have boot files on it; why won't the computer recognize these files anymore?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16257 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 It... Read more

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I recently upgraded my windows 7 to 10. I had XP installed also. After the upgrade i couldn't boot from XP anymore(but it was showed on the boot list) so reinstalled it. Now windows 10 doesnt appear in my boot list so i cant boot from it anymore. Any ideas how to make it work please ? i tried the BCD but no luck. Maybe i don't know how to use it but on the Edit List screen, it showed both windows 10 and XP and i selected windows 10 as default but it still doesnt show up on the startup screen and neither does it boot from it.
Any ideas please ?

A:Windows 10 and windows XP dual boot problem

What are you wanting to use Windows XP for? It might be easier to make an image of it and run it as a virtual machine inside Windows 10. I've only dual booted back to Windows 7 myself.

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Since my laptop is kinda low end, and I wanted to play Starcraft1, I wanted to dual boot it with XP. My laptop came with windows vista and i upgraded to windows 7.

so to start out i made a partition of 50 gigs called "windows xp" from windows 7. then i restarted my pc, and put the disc in and booted up xp installation, selected the partition called "windows xp" and made sure it was 50 gigs, chose quick format, and it started formatting, after that it restarted, and came up to the screen that looks a bit nicer than the once before, but after about 10 seconds my pc powers down.

my craptop gets EXTREMELY hot sometimes, but i have it on a laptop cooling stand and have fan blowing on it and made sure it was cool the entire time it was installing

okay, so next i pop in super grub boot disk to try to see if i can get back into windows 7. i've only used it twice before, and it worked fine, but this time it keeps trying to repair the xp installation instead of the windows 7 installation...

i don't really want to give up installing xp, my pc can barely handle 7 without melting itself (not really, but it gets super hot around where the graphics card is at, even with aero off)

just kinda wondering what i should do to get xp working on it... :/

A:Windows 7 and Windows xp dual boot problem

Your biggest problem is play with Linux disks.

Have read of those tutorials:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7
Download EasyBCD 2.1 - NeoSmart Technologies

A bit more reading.
BCDEDIT - How to Use
System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums

Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

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I installed Windows 8 Pro 64 bit with a Win7 dual boot option. This has worked fine for many months. Yesterday, however, the Win7 disk hardware failed. Windows 8 recovered after some time but is now running slowly and a re-start takes a long time. The failed Win7 drive shows up in File Explorer as "Local Drive G:" but all data is lost and the drive is not accessible. Additionally, Disk Management will not start so I can't check or change the boot settings on the Win8 drive.

Any ideas to unwind the dead dual boot option will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Royal Oak, MI

A:Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot Problem

the Win7 disk hardware failed.

Unplug the Windows 7 HDD, 7 see if the Windows 8 HDD will boot.

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I bought a new laptop 350gb HDD with Win8 64bit preinstalled (no disc came with it) however I needed win7 32bit for my job since the softwares used are only compatible with old win version. I managed to back up my win8 before I partitioned my HDD into 3 drives and installed win7 ultimate 32 bit on a different partition. I remember that my win8 was installed in Drive C (100GB) while I have 80+GB for Shared files on Drive E and the rest of the memory are for Drive D where I installed win 7 and I labeled each drives accordingly. At first everything was working fine on both O.S, it was giving me the dual boot option at start up but I forgot if I really have tested running both O.S. before I gave my laptop to my supervisor and asked him a favor to intall the softwares for work purposes.

My supervisor then approached me and said that there might be some incompatibility issue with the updates I have on my win7 coz some applications don't install so he asked me if its ok if he reinstalls a new win7 so I said yes since Im confident that its will work fine and I have backed up my win8 anyway, in short, I left everything into his hands. Later, he then got back to me and told me every job related softwares now work except that my win8 now doesnt show and yes, dual boot option is not there anymore and it boots automatically to win7 like win8 is not there.

I've read some forums how to check if your O.S are still there and it could just be a boot up issue and use of Easy BCD might he... Read more

A:Windows 8 missing on dual boot start up

From Windows 7, run Easy BCD and add Windows 8 as a bootable partition. That should work.

Also, when you boot Win 7, it's partition will be C: and Win 8 will be D:
When you boot Win 8, it's partition will be C: and Win 7 will be D:

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6135 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6770, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 296 GB (266 GB Free); E: 0 GB (0 GB Free); F: 465 GB (366 GB Free); G: 596 GB (253 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P6T SE
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

I have a computer on which I have been running windows 10 and windows 7 in a dual boot situation for sometime. A while ago windows 10 crashed and would not work again. I mainly use windows 7 which is on a separate hardrive. I did not want to damage the windows 7 partition so I disconnected that drive and reinstalled windows 10 on the other drive (which it was already on.) I found that the only way I could do it was to format the drive and install a new version of window 10. However now the computer does not see windows 7 and will only open windows 10. The only way I can start windows 7 is to disconnect the windows 10 drive and the 7 will boot.

I think the problem may be that the bios says there are no drives in the computer but , that has never given me any trouble in the past. I can see both drives in computer management and that has run like that from new.
Any one have any idea why this is happening??

A:Windowns 10/7 dual boot - Windows 7 won't start

Have you tried using MS config? (windows key > msconfig)
- This is a tool to config windows boot parameters

If you can't see both drives when you have the config you want, then the problem might lie elsewhere.

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Hi Folks I'm successfully running Windows 7/8 on the same ssd with two separate partitions. When I turn on my notebook I used to get a nice windows screen asking if I want windows 7 or 8. However, recently the start screen changed to what appears to look like is just a continuation of the bios. What happened to the cool looking screen I initially got when I installed the dual boot? Can I get it back? Other then this little glitch...everything is ok.

Also....is there an update to the version of windows 8 I downloaded several weeks ago?

A:WIndows 7/8 dual boot start up Question

Sounds like Windows 7 boot manager is now in control instead of Windows 8. The easiest way to fix this I can think of is install EasyBCD and make Windows 8 the default. That should get you back to the Metro look Boot Manager Selection screen.

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My gf has a macbook that's dual boot. The mac side seems to be running good, but the windows side seems to be having problems. When she starts it, she gets the following error message...
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:


You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD-ROM. Select "r" at the first screen to start repair.
We don't have access to a windows CD, and also, when I ask her what version of windows it was, she says she doesn't know which complicates things a little... Could anyone guess what version it is from this? Is there any way to repair it without the windows CD? Also, what could have caused this problem?

A:Windows won't start on a dual boot macbook

If she does not have a CD, how did she get this OS installed?
Where did she get her copy that was installed?

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Hoping someone can help me.

I have a ASUS P5Q Pro with the Intel raid chipset. I had Windows 7 on a RAID1 mirror (2 drives), Windows on a C partition and my files on another partition.

I bought the Win8 upgrade and put it on a USB stick. I installed a 250GB Samsung SSD and another 1TB to act as my D drive for my files. I would get the Windows 8 boot menu with the option to start either or. Note that when I installed 8, I still had my Windows 7 drive connected. So my Windows 8 drive does not have a System Reserve space (I only learned of this since my problem).

So I was ready to give up Windows 7 yesterday, and planned to take one of the two hard drives of the Win 7 mirror and use to mirror the new 1TB D drive. I figured I could still start Win 7 and hence the boot menu even on a degraded array. I've booted on a degraded array before, prior Win 8.

But when I booted, I didn't get the boot menu. Only Win8 trying to start diagnostics and auto repair but not getting anywhere. I put the removed hard drive back in to get the mirror back as it was before, and after much messing around booting off the USB stick and using bootrec commands under the recovery CMD to try and fix the boot loader, I finally got a Windows 7 style boot loader. I can boot to Win7 but can't boot Win8.

The current situation:
Disk 1 is the Win 7 mirror with the System reserve as the active partition.
Disk 2 is the Win8 SSD and that is also marked as active. It shows up in Win7 but says location is not availa... Read more

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After I installed Ubuntu, when I try to start Windows, the process stops and says there is an error: NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM. But I can run Ubuntu without a problem.

Is there any special step to do before install a Dual Boot system with Ubuntu?

My laptop is a Satellite C55-C-1M0.

Thank you. Regards.

A:Satellite C55-C-1M0 - Can't start Windows after Dual Boot installation

I guess the problem is due to changes of the partition size. I found some issues on google with a query ubuntu - NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM. Perhaps you should take look https://www.google.fr/search?q=ubunt...sm=93&ie=UTF-8

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I've got a dual-boot system with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 Ultimate x64. When I boot up, the first screen I see is the Grub menu. If I choose Windows, then I go through Windows boot menu, although I have it set not to display anything because I now have only one copy of Windows on the machine - I had two copies of Win 7 Ultimate before I decided to remove one and go with Ubuntu instead. So normally Windows would boot up. That does happen most of the time, but occasionally - maybe once in 25 or so boots, Windows starts to boot, then the system reboots, and I get back into Grub. I then select Windows again, and I get the message "Windows failed to start" and a list of options. I choose Start Windows Normally, and it boots up and runs fine.
I don't see anything in Event Viewer that would suggest a HDD problem, I have run many tests on drive, memory, and CPU and all PASS.
I ran "sfc /scannow", and it reports no problems. I have run CHKDSK, and again, no problems.

I have been having this problem for a while, long before I installed Ubuntu, so I cannot blame it for corrupting anything.

Any ideas?



A:Windows Failed to start message - dual boot system

Follow this please:
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Hey everyone!
My machine:
Dell Inspiron N5110
Dual boot: Windows 7, Windows 10 (anniversary)
My situation:
My windows 7 boot configurations seemed to have checked out after I either resized the partitions using Aomei or after the upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary Edition.
When I hit Windows 7, the screen would show that it recommends to do the Startup Repair. I launch that and it says "Loading Windows Files." Then it goes to the Windows 10 logo and shortly after, it goes blue screen with the code "WDF_Violation." I tried booting into Safe Mode but that leads to the exact same error.
I have a Dell DataSafe Local Backup recovery image so I booted it up. I see two options that might work for me:
Restore computer and preserve my new or changed files
Restore my computer
I don't want to nuke both Windows 10 and Windows 7 so which option should I choose? Does anyone have experience with this software? 
I was also looking at this program: https://www.boyans.net/DualBootRepair.html
Did it work for anyone?
Finally, anyone know what WDF_Violation is?
Any help here is greatly appreciated!!

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this has probably came up before, and ive done searches before but they seem to be different from my problem.. and this is urgent because my outlook is synced onto my windows 7... what happend was i had vista, and i dual booted windows 7.. my vista crashed.. and i replaced that partition with windows xp sp3 ... now when i turn on my computer it doenst allow me to boot to boot manager... ive tried easybcd but it wont work because its for vista... Please help... i need my emails =/

A:Windows 7 Dual Boot XP problem

Once you dumped the Vista installation and likely reformatted to see XP installed you lost the Vista BCD and boot files to see 7 load. If you had reinstalled Vista you could have used the EasyBCD to add 7 back in there.

At this point you would now need to boot from the 7 dvd and try creating a new BCD file from the command prompt option found in the repair tools there. The same commands for rebuilding the Vista BCD would apply. How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows Vista

If you are unable to see new mbr entries for 7 as well as the main boot files you would have to reinstall 7 which will add XP in automatically as the second OS. XP uses an entirely different boot loader there being the older version.

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Hello there, I have just registered.

I have got the following problem: After the installation is complete and I restart, I still got the same menu with language selection and installation stuff. How do I get past this? Also I have managed to get into Windows 7 when I found something strange. The partition I have selected in the erase menu is not there! So I have no idea where is my Mac installation.

Using Partition Wizard I saw that the 17 gb partition that I wanted to use for the OS installation is not fat32 or ntfs but "other" and it's fully used (0 kb unused).

Also using EasyBCD I assigned an entry for Mac os x86 generic but as a default it goes to drive c to NST folder but there, there is only 1 file (1 kb lol).

Help please?

Windows 7 with Intel dual core cpu, 4 giga ram, ATI graphics

A:Dual boot Windows 7 + Mac OS problem!

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I was trying to duel boot 8.1 and 7 ( Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) ) and i already disabled fast boot and secure boot

I made the USB first on the boot sequence but that did not work i tried to boot from it though the boot device menu did not work it just keeps booting back into Windows 8.1

I already tested the flash drive and it works perfectly.

Laptop model: SATELLITE C55-A5220

My bios: ACPI Flash BIOS version 1.20 for Satellite C50/C55/C55t (PSCF6x/PSCFEx)

Computer specs:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit (Pre-installed)
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1037U @ 1.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3975 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -2044 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 442641 MB, Free - 16708 MB; F: Total - 21745 MB, Free - 21567 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC


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In Windows 10 mouse and keyboard (USB 3.0) works always fine. When i start Windows 7 after i turn off Windows 10 my mouse and keyboard not working anymore after Windows 7 startup. It works if i Disable or Enable EHCI in BIOS. Internet not working if i disable EHCI.

A:Windows 10 + 7 Dual Boot Problem

Did you install the usb 3.0 drivers on windows 7 ?

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Ok. I am running on a Windows Vista Acer Aspire 5610. I only have 1 GB of RAM so Vista wasn't going too great with me so I decided to get Windows XP and dual boot my way to a better computing experience. After some trial and error, plus directions from http://www.pronetworks.org/forum/about88231.html, I finally got Windows XP installed. I went onto Windows XP and then my internet wasn't working, so I figured my WLAN inside my laptop doesn't have the drivers on this partition, plus I needed to get .net framework anyway so I got the framework first, and then preceded to restart my computer before attaining the drivers for the internet. When I tried to start up Windows XP again I got an error saying something similar to "\ntldr" then next line "status 0xc000000e". So I google to help fix my problem and try reinserting my boot cd and copy files ntldr to D: (The partition I have XP on) along with ntdetect.com with the lines of command in the recovery "copy D:\i386\NTDLR D:" and "copy D:\i386\NTDETECT.COM D:" I was going to try fixboot, but that was trying to create a boot sector in my C drive which contains Windows Vista and I didn't know how to tell it to create one in the D drive. I almost tried fixmbr, but that message it gave me kind of scared me and made it seems like it would mess with the whole computer. So now I am here at www.bleepingcomputer.com hoping I am in the right forum because I would... Read more

A:A Windows Dual Boot Problem

In this sort of situation fixboot and fixmbr can cause you some severe difficulties - so shy away from them for now. Vista has replaced the Recovery Console with the Recovery Environment. Here's a link on how to use it to fix your issues: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392Since XP is now on your system (and recognized by the Vista boot loader) I'd expect that it would be able to fix this issue.But, on another note, I'd suggest that you check Device Manager the next time that you get into your Windows XP installation. You can do this by going to Start...Run...and typing in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Look for any red x's or yellow !'s - those will be those devices that are missing drivers (the article in your link didn't even mention that you may need to install the drivers).

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Hello all,
The day the Windows 8 consumer preview came out I installed Windows 8 on a 40GB partition, dual-boot setup with my current Windows 7. Everything was peachy, until Windows 8 started to run slowly and I discovered I'd installed some incompatible programs and drivers. So I used Windows 8's Refresh tool and the original USB drive to refresh the Windows 8 installation, and everything was peachy.

When it was done, it booted into Windows 8 and I saw that my Win7 partition (D) was still there, so I figured everything was fine and peachy. Except, now when I boot up I have no Windows 7 option whatsoever. It doesn't even show as a bootable drive.

I still have the files, so it's not an urgent crisis, but I'd rather get off beta, unsupported software ASAP and get Win7 back for my day-to-day use. How can I do this? A clean install of Windows 7 is NOT an option for me unless it's the single only way forward.


A:Problem with Windows 7 Dual-Boot with 8

The problem is the boot entry right ?
So use EasyBCD to add your 7 partition to boot menu again.

~after that you will have the old style boot menu~

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Hey can some1 help me. I have xp pro with sp2 32-bit and win 7 sp1 32-bit but i cant boot in win 7 for some reason plz help thx.

A:Windows 7 dual boot problem.

What kind of error message do you get?

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For some reason,my pc has started giving this message:Disk Boot Failure. Insert System Disk And Press Enter.I have a dual boot,2 hdd pc with W7 and XP.If I turn the pc off and back on,I do not get the message and it boots up fine.My pc is always on and i have never really been able to see when it actually goes to the message.It seems like it mostly gives me the message in the morning or after the pc is unused for a few hours.

A:Windows 7 and XP dual boot problem

turn off hibernation in both os's and see how that goes.

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Hi,my problem is that i have 2 hdd's one has windows 7 in it the other windows 8,well i didn't like windows 8 so i wanted to take one of the hdd and use it as external,but if i take the windows 8 hdd off it says that i can't boot up anymore cause the windows 8 hdd is missing(It was giving me an option if i wanted to boot 7 or 8 before)what do i do to take off the windows 8 hdd and still be able to boot into windows 7?Thank you

A:Windows 7 8 dual boot problem

Startup Repair

Unplug the HDD with Windows 8 on in it and follows the directions in this tutorial. Note: You may have to run startup repair up to 3 times. Once the disk with Windows 7 boots on its own, then you can plug the drive with Windows 8 back in and reformat it if you wish.

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Hello guys! Boy, am I in some trouble

I've been running dual windows os` for a long time now without problem, always keeping the newer one, and replacing the older one when I need a clean format, and somehow this time I messed up.

Before I was running 2 windows 7 64 bit, each on it's own partition on a seperate HDD, and would always get the boot menu on startup asking which i wanted to boot. I did my usual shtick, formatting the drive with the older OS, re-partitioned, and installed a clean version (also 7 64 bit), everything seemed to go smoothly, except now no matter what I do it only boots to the new OS. I'm not sure how to figure out which HD has which OS, but when I mess around with the boot order in the bios and put the one I think has the old OS on top I get a message saying "BOOTMGR is missing".

I dunno what tech specs are relevant, but I have 2 physical HD's, each partitioned into a smaller "system" partition, and a larger "data" one

please help?

A:Dual boot 2 windows 7 64 bit problem

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, click New, draw a box around full drive map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition.

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Hi I had Windows 7 on Drive C orignally 32 bit When I bought this computer but then I isntalled 64 bit on Drive D

But now i don't want the 32 Bit and its always asking me if i want to boot to Either.
I want to completly Get red of the 32 Bit Not just Hide it.

I Tried to format it from Drive C but its not allowing me saying i don't have the premission.

Is their a way to completly format drive C so I can Install 64 bit version on C and format D?

i want to only run 1 windows and other system files removed from every where.

A:problem with windows 7 and dual boot

or is their any way i can format the whole computer drives and start all over?
maybe through bios?

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I have windows 7 installed on the C partition then i installed windows 8 on the D partition.When i startup my PC i get the boot window where i can choose between win 7 and win 8 when i pick win 7 automatic repair starts and i cant enter win 7.Windows 8 starts normally...
Does anyone knows how to fix this?

A:Windows 8 i 7 dual boot problem

See if EasyBCD can help you, get it from here:

I think your Windows 7 boot entry might have been tempered while installing Windows 8. Install EasyBCD in Windows 8, run the program. Delete the Windows 7 boot entry and create a new entry for the Windows 7 partition.

Let us know if it solved your problem.

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In Windows 10 mouse and keyboard (USB 3.0) works always fine. When i start Windows 7 after i turn off Windows 10 my mouse and keyboard not working anymore after Windows 7 startup. It works if i Disable or Enable EHCI in BIOS. Internet not working if i disable EHCI.

A:Windows 10 + 7 Dual Boot Problem

Did you install the usb 3.0 drivers on windows 7 ?

Did you install windows 7 using UEFI or Legacy mode ?

Can you plug the mouse and keyboard into 2.0 ports ? Does the PC have any ?

Which OS came with the PC ? Which OS did you install yourself ?

Did you make any changes to the Bios before installing either OS ?
Enhanced Host Controller Interface Specification

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When booting and given the option to load windows 8 (consumer preview) or windows 7 and selecting windows 7 it loads saying " preparing automatic repair" system recovery options menu is followed shortly after this. Windows 8 loads fine and was installed on a second partition created in windows 7 disk management and installed from iso burned on cd. I am hoping someone has come across this or knows a possible solution without doing factory default restore in order to load windows 7. The partition windows 7 is on is still intact and files can be seen and modified in windows 8 but a problem has been created in the booting of windows 7. Thanks for any help in advance!

A:Windows 7 & 8 Dual Boot Problem

You will have to run some sort of BCD repair in Win8 (because older OS's don't recognize the newer ones - but the newer one's do recognize the older one's. Maybe run Startup Repair in Win8 and have it detect all OS's? (use bootrec /rebuildbcd or bootrec /scanos - these are the commands from Win7)

Right now it seems like you have 2 separate Boot settings that run - and the Win7 one won't work with Win8.
What procedure did you follow when setting up the dual boot?

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So until installing the RC, I upgraded to all of the previous builds. That kept my boot settings and whatnot. But seince doing a clean install (and doing an Easy Transfer) I lost my version of BCD. To fix that, I got the newest version. I was able to get it to add an entry for XP to the bootloader, but still cannot boot into XP. I don't know what the heck the problem is. Now, I have it all screwed up so that I boot by default into "Windows Vista" which is actually Windows 7. Any thoughts?

A:Windows 7 and XP Dual Boot Problem

Using EasyBCD, you can easily rename the Vista entry to 7 by going to "change settings" on the left side of the program, so at least that could be corrected.

When you try to boot XP from the entry you made for it, does it give some sort of error? Like missing ntldr?

Post a screenshot if you're able to of EasyBCD "view settings." For comparison, here's my triple boot of 7100, XP SP3, Vista SP2...

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Hello all,

This could go here or in the eightforums but anyway, my computer came with windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed. I just installed the Windows 8 preview in a 2nd partition. I am not able to boot back into Windows 7 even though all the files are there. When I go do msconfig or when I go to set the default OS in control panel, Windows 7 does not show up. All I see is windows 8.

I have tried advanced start up, but I don't get the option to set the default OS.



A:Dual Boot Problem with windows 8

Are you sure you installed Win 8 to the 2nd partition and didn't accidentally overlay the Win 7 partition? Post a screen shot of an full screen Disk Management window please.

To open Disk Management, press Windows key+r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Make it full screen.

How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums (says it's for Vista but also works with Win 7).

Once you have the image saved, click on the Paperclip Icon next to the Smiley Icon. In the Manage Attachments window, click Browse and navigate to where you saved the image and select it.
Click the Upload button.
Close the Manage Attachments window.
Click on the Paperclip Icon again and select the image you uploaded. It will be placed in your post.

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I have 2 hard drives in my computer, lets name them driveA, and driveB. On each drive, I had installed windows XP on them. (I had a purpose for it at the time.) After realizing I don't need both drives, I formatted driveB to use a data drive with no OS.

However, the boot record of the drive remains. ex. when I boot up my computer, it allows me to boot from 2 different versions of Windows XP. the first option will give me an error during booting, obviously the formatted drive, and the 2nd option will boot into the proper OS. Is there any way to fix this? to get rid of any occurrences of the first version of windows during the boot up sequence

A:Windows XP dual boot problem

Edit boor.ini and get rid of the offending entry


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Previously i had installed windows xp in C: drive. Afterwords i had installed windows 7 in D: drive. Till my evaluation period of windows 7. it was working fine and most of the time i was using windows 7. After completed my evaluation period of windows 7, i want to go with windows xp which is installed in C: drive. how can i boot from windows xp? i am not getting dual boot screen when i start computer even i am not able to log in with windows 7 because it has expired. i have tried to F8 special boot option. I have selected Safe mode but it is giving me windows 7 only in safe mode. i want to start my windows xp boot. please help.

A:Windows 7 dual boot problem

If you plan to install a new Windows 7, it may be easier to do that first before recovering your XP system - it might recover XP for you during install. If not, after installing 7, install EasyBCD, and use the "Add Entry" button, in the Version drop-down list select "Windows NT/2k/XP/2k3". EasyBCD usually finds the correct Drive letter for you, click the "Add Entry" button, and next restart you should find the XP system in the boot menu. (If it didn't work, probably the drive letter was wrong, so figure out which drive it is and try again.)

If you only want XP see gregrocker's authoritative answer below.

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I am having some problems with the Windows 8 start screen on my dual monitor setup.
I have 2 monitors (d'oh) the monitor in the center of the desk is my main monitor.
The monitor to the left is my secondary monitor.
I have My desktop showing on my main monitor (the right or center monitor)
I have the Windows 8 start screen showing on my secondary monitor (the left monitor)

The problem I seem to be having is this. When ever I have the start screen showing and then I click on anything on my center monitor the start screen either disappears or goes grey.

I think the start screen is a really cool idea primarily because of the live tiles. Its nice to be able to just glance and see all of my information without having to click a link or open an app or anything. However since the start screen keeps disappearing as soon as I do anything on my other screen it is almost useless.
If I have to go back to the other screen and click to bring the start screen back up I might as well just have widgets or apps on that screen and click them instead.
How do I get the start screen to stay up on the screen by default????????
Thanks for any help you can give me.

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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 a dual boot system that had been working fine until yesterday.

Now when I go to boot Windows the grub menu shows

"Windows Recovery Environment (loader) (on /dev/sda3)"

This leads to a window splash screen that last for about 10 second and then I get a black screen and the system goes no further.

It would seem that grub information on how to find the windows loader has become corrupted.

Any ideas on how to solve this will be appreciated.

A:Dual Boot, Windows 10, Ubuntu Problem

Grub2 is what is used now. How to Configure the GRUB2 Boot Loaders Settings

The issue is that Windows will screw up Grub2, if you make changes.

When you change anything in Grub, you have to write it, so that the Linux Kernel understands what you are doing. You always have to run sudo update grub. Otherwise it does not take.

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Hi guys! I have to say that you are my last hope, I really don't know what to do

Anyway, I have Windows XP with SP3 and I wanted to install Windows 7 Ultimate today, as my secondary OS. The problem is, after the installation, computer reboots (as it should) and gives me this message in Windows boot manager: "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause."

It also tells me that there is a problem with Windows\System32\winload.exe Trying to repair it didn't help. Also, I borrowed my friend's copy of Windows 7, but I had the same problem, so I'm sure that the disc is not the issue.
I've tried to do clean install, even disconnected my secondary HDD and all other stuff I could, but it's always the same. I've even tried to use optimized BIOS and fail safe BIOS settings, but to no avail.

I did Windows 7 compatibility test, and it says that all of my hardware is compatible with it.

A:Problem installing Windows 7 to dual boot with XP SP3

Boot into the Win7 DVD repair console to see if there is an installation to repair. If so, try running Startup Repair up to 3 separate times to get it started up.

If Win7 won't start up, then boot the XP CD to do a Repair Install. It will not be the first "R" for repair option; you need to continue with setup until it discovers an installation to repair, then select R for repair. Google XP repair install for exact steps.

Whichever OS you boot into, post back a screenshot of full DIsk Mgmt drive map so we can advise you further. In Win7 use Snipping tool in Start Menu, attach file with paper clip in Reply box.

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Sorry guys if this is in the wrong forum, but since XP is my primary operating system I thought I'd start here. Here's the problem: Yesterday I decided to install Ubuntu on my PC to where I could dual-boot into either Windows or Ubuntu. Well, the installation went fine, but now when I boot up it gives me the option of booting Windows or Ubuntu (this IS what I wanted). Only thing is that it automatically highlights "Ubuntu" instead of Windows and if I don't choose Windows in 5 seconds it boots Ubuntu. Is there any way that I can move "Windows" to the top of the list so that if I don't choose anything, it'll automatically load Windows XP?

A:Windows XP Dual-Boot w/ Ubuntu Problem

How did you install Ubuntu?

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