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dual boot W7 & XP

Postby tbs3344 » Thu May 13, 2010 3:24 pm

DualBootPRO works very well changing the boot file, but...
I installed XP. Then installed W7. I do not recall if it worked a few times or not, but very soon I got a ntldr message when launching XP. so I repaired XP. It worked as though it was the only OS. I used a W7 repair disk to repair boot.mgr. W7 is fine, but with XP, still getting ntldr.

Please help, tbs
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Re: dual boot W7 & XP

Postby tbs3344 » Thu May 13, 2010 3:27 pm

By the way, I set up W7 on a separate partition as a custom install.

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Re: dual boot W7 & XP

Postby yeshuas » Thu May 13, 2010 4:00 pm

You need to make sure the following files are on the partiton that is marked system/boot in Disk Management screen.

ntldr, boot.ini and NTDETECT and that boot.ini is pointing correctly to Windows XP
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Re: dual boot W7 & XP

Postby tbs3344 » Sun May 16, 2010 10:26 am

it worked.

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Re: dual boot W7 & XP

Postby yeshuas » Sun May 16, 2010 1:26 pm

You are welcome and thank you for letting us know your problem has been resolved.
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