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How can I fix my boot files so that I can reverse order of my boot in dual pc

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Kapustin Yar, Jan 13, 2011.

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  1. Kapustin Yar

    Kapustin Yar Thread Starter

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    Hi People

    I have a dual boot PC. I had to rebuild it recently because I put a new mobo and a new cpu in. I decided to be different this time and installed Winxp on my C drive and Win7 on my D drive. In my old rig the order was reversed.

    Originally I thought this would be okay until it came to installing Rollback RX. Then I discovered that every time I tried to install rollback it either failed to install or it only protected my XP drive. I want it to protect my Win7 drive because it is my default boot.

    I decided to start all over again this time installing in the reverse, with Win7 on C and WinXP on D. However I am having nothing but problems doing this because now the Win7 disk is not being recognized as having all the drivers and I can't get an internet connection on WinXP!!!!

    So I'm thinking there might be a simpler way to do this. I put the contents of the disks on a Norton Ghost backup before I started doing this. Can I restore the contents of D on C and C on D? I can do it physically because both are the same size and both are ntfs. The problem is booting. If I do this my pc won't boot. So is there a way I can fix this?

    I contacted Rollback RX three days ago and they haven't responded.
     
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    Well the instructions on how to use it are kinda sketchy. Once I downloaded it do I burn it to disk? Do I extract it then burn it to disk? Do I use a CD or DVD? Remember I can't boot into either disk yet.

    Once I figure that out where are the operating instructions for windows 7 and xp? I can't find them. only VISTA

    Also when I boot using the win7 cd I get an error saying "can't find boot mgr? what does this mean? I downloaded the ISO from Microsoft, now is it defective?
     
  4. Megabite

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    EasyBCD is only a boot configure utility

    Have you placed the W7 on the C drive and is this 2 physical drives or one Hard drive with 2 partitions?
     
  5. Kapustin Yar

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    I have windows 7 on the C drive (which used to be on the d drive) and I am using two physical drives.
     
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    Take the HD out with XP and then try.......or take the W7 out and try the XP

    Do you have any other discs like XP disc?
     
  7. Kapustin Yar

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    I cleaned the win7 disk and when I did I got rid of the "can't find boot mgr" error msg.

    Both the XP disk and the Win7 disks appear to be working properly now.

    I did a startup repair of Win7 and it failed to repair the problem. When I startup I am supposed to get a screen that gives me a choice between which OS to boot to. However all i get is a blinking cursor.

    Do you want me to take out the winxp hd and try a startup repair of win7?
     
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    Yes that may help....you may have to do the startup repair a couple of times.......did the startup repair find the W7 installation?
     
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    Yes the startup repair DID find the w7 installation. I'll get back to you about removing one drive and doing the startup repair. thanks for your help.:D
     
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