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Unable to Boot Win7 After XP Repair Install

By EXCellR8
Mar 4, 2010
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  1. I dual boot XP and Windows 7, and after performing a repair install of XP I no longer have the option to select an OS after POST like I have been able to in the past. Is there just something simple I am overlooking here? After POST the computer just boots up XP automatically. Both operating systems are on the same hard drive. If I need to use my Win7 install DVD I can do that if there's something I need to change. Any ideas as to how I can fix it so the OS menu reappears after post?

    Thanks in advance for any information...
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,371   +167

    Checkout EasyBCD to re-build and manage your dual boot.

    Win7 and Vista use a newer bootloader then XP. When you repaired your XP it overwrote the Vista/Win7 boot stuff (since XP came first it doesn't know how to recognize Vista/Win7 boot info it and just overwrote it)

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    Oh. Re: EasyBCD Also look at this post
  3. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Topic Starter Posts: 2,278

    okay thanks... will give that a try, i forgot that 7 doesn't use a boot.ini like XP does.

    do i need version 2.0?
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,371   +167

  5. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Topic Starter Posts: 2,278

    well i downloaded the 2.0 beta anyways and it's fixed now so thanks :cool:
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