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windows 7 b& xp dual boot and no boot device found error

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by radio86, Dec 9, 2011.

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  1. radio86

    radio86 Thread Starter

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    Hi there guys,

    Originally i had windows 7 installed on my laptop and i had four partitions on my computer.

    C - Windows 7 installed system,primary parition
    D - logical partition - where windows xp was installed
    E - logical parition - where my documents word files and so on
    K - 160gb for applications to be installed (primary partition, system)

    i installed windows xp on drive D after formatting and everything was working but when i installed easybcd to add windows 7 to boot...i encountered a problem. I cannot have xp + win7 together in the boot due to windows xp installed on a logical partition and its boot file is in a unknown primary partition. I Decided to convert Drive K to Logical and Drive D(XP INSTALLED) to primary. After my computer restarted., it brought up a new error saying no boot device(S) FOUND...

    i ran windows 7 setup cd to repair but no operating system was found....i ran cmd repair typed in bootrec.exe /scanos - it found windows 7 then i tried bootrec.exe /fixboot - not working, tried /rebuildmbr computer restarted but same error. I Ran windows XP CD it said no installation sources available/found that means no harddrive. however windows 7 setup repair option i saw all the drives but i can't install a freash copy of windows on any of partitions.

    Can anyone help me with this problem. what i have done wrong and how can i fix a problem like this...


    thanks in advance

    Asad
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Sounds to me that you now have no system (boot) partition. If you can't fix this (mark one of the partitions "system" or "boot") with the Windows 7 installation DVD or the XP installation CD use a bootable partitioning program, such as GParted.
     
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