Boot problems win 7 and XP

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klaus
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Boot problems win 7 and XP

Post by klaus » Tue May 22, 2012 3:01 pm

I wanted to add Win XP to Win 7 32 bit on a seperate partition.
I had Win 7 already installed, made a second partition and installed Win XP on it.
After reboot none of the operationg systems booted. Error no operating system found.
Solution:
Booted from the Win 7 DVD->Repair system-> CMD

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bootrec.exe /FixMbr
bootrec.exe /FixBoot
After rebooting Win 7 started.
To add XP to the boot menu open CMD as Admin and type the following lines

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C:\Windows\System32\bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Your description here"
C:\Windows\System32\bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=E:
C:\Windows\System32\bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr
C:\Windows\System32\bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast
XP did still not boot
Booted from the XP CD -> "R" for Repair
I found the ntldr and boot.ini file on a different partition C: in my case.
I copied the files in DOS to the Partition where the Win XP Folder (here E:) was:

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E:\copy C:\ntldr E:
E:\copy C:\boot.ini E:
Or you copy the files from the XP CD to your XP partition.

So that worked for me.

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