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How Do I Restore my Boot Files on a Dual Boot?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Kapustin Yar, Mar 2, 2010.

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  1. Kapustin Yar

    Kapustin Yar Thread Starter

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    I have a dual boot Win 7 on C and Winxpsp3 on D. C win7 is my default boot.

    I just went through quite a bit of trouble restoring my pc because one of the drives wouldn't boot. It was D my xp (backup) drive.

    When this happens again is there a place where I can store my boot files, say on a floppy and what is the procedure to restore the boot files?
     
  2. leroys1000

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    If win 7 won't start,you would probably need to run startup repair
    from the repair options on the dvd.
    Then the nonbooting XP can be added back to the bootloader using easybcd.
    http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1
     
  3. Megabite

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    Have you tried the free utility EasyBCD 1.71.....you can configure your boot loader with it..........

    I use it for my Dual boot Vista and Windows 7
     
  4. Mumbodog

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    EasyBCD 1.72 is the latest version linked to by leroys1000


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  5. Kapustin Yar

    Kapustin Yar Thread Starter

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    Well according to its documentation it only supports up to Windows Vista. How do I get it to work in Win7?
     
  6. Kapustin Yar

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    Also, can I add Easy BCD to both drives and OS's? in case the other fails?
     
  7. TheOutcaste

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    It works on Win 7 (Vista and Win 7 use the same bootloader), and can be installed on XP as well. I've used it from XP to add the Win 7 bootloader back after doing a repair install of XP, which replaced the Win 7 bootloader with the XP bootloader.
     
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