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Dual Boot win7 and win XP Probleme

Postby Alphapoint » Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:30 pm

Heloo there
first of all , i would like to say , that this software which thay call it ((DualBootPRO 1.0)) , is a dam stupid software , you will ask me why Right ?? , ok
if you asked me why ? then i will say that i buy this software just because i want it to do one thing .... only one thing , and its not doing it !! :eek:
i think that this software created to help End-users to make a dual Boot OS win 7 and win xp (easly, smothly and without any dam Copy and past for i dont know what files -- boot.ini or ntds orany others things ) ,
But eveytime i try to install a new OS win7 and XP , i back to the same dam Loop .... copy that , copy this , edit that edit this ..... :confused , and the questin is
( Why ???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ) , why i buy this software ?!! , it suppost to make everything Automaticly , not manualy ..!!! , i mean thats why this software created ,
am an end user , stupid end used , i dont know sh*t about PC`s and these things .... so everythime i need to install anew OS , i need to come here and ask for help ?!!
Oooh god ... help me in this .... any why , thats what i think about this software ... but i need to make a Dual os Win7 and XP , so i have to back to this page to fine the help again (like always) :dontgetit
so please any one who can help me , slowly , and in an easy why please , do , her is my senario ,
1) i instal window XP at my D:\ drive ... everything was good .
2) i hnstall windows 7 at my C:\ drive ... everything was fine too (i format C:\ drive while installing win 7) if this help .
now i have nothing like Boot.ini , or nts or i dont know what else (i dont remember what els you need me to copy , and from where to where ) , i have the Golding great software (DualBootPRO 1.0) ... so can this help me and do the whole worK ? ....... help please .
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Re: Dual Boot win7 and win XP Probleme

Postby shreader » Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:56 pm

DBP is a BCD editor.

If you want to install XP w/ Windows 7 you will need to do a few things yourself.

Check this guide to make your task easier.

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Re: Dual Boot win7 and win XP Probleme

Postby NT50 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:09 pm

Alphapoint wrote:(i format C:\ drive while installing win 7)



Did you delete the partition and re-create it and then format or did you just format. It would be helpfull to see a snapshot of yoru Disk Manager also.

Remember that ntldr and NTDETECT can be copied form the Windows XP disk. Boot.ini can be created with a text editor like notepad.exe.
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Re: Dual Boot win7 and win XP Probleme

Postby Alphapoint » Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:26 pm

Heloo
thanks for reply so quick man ,
here is an images to show everything i have , C:\win7 , D:\winXP and my Drivers manager ,

Disk managment :
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C:\ Drive , where my windows 7 is , (As you can see , no ntldr, NTDETECT, and boot.ini ) .
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D:\drive , where my windows XP is, (As you can see , no ntldr, NTDETECT, and boot.ini ) .
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please help , i have to finish this soon , because i have to instal ORACLE Databse on my XP , ( i have to study and apply what i take in my DBA Cours ) .

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Re: Dual Boot win7 and win XP Probleme

Postby NT50 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:34 pm

OK I see you have one hard drive....

1. Locate your XP disk and search and loacte the files ntldr, NTDETECT. Copy them to the root of drive C: while in Windows 7
2. Open notepad or soem text editor and create a new file. Copy and paste the below to that file and save it as boot.ini in hte root of drive C: while in Win7. Make sure it does not have the .txt extension on the end of it as it will not work then.
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[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT


Once that is done open DualBootPro and add an entry for Windows XP (Legacy OS) to you menu listing point to drive D:

Reboot and hopefully that will work. The reason I say HOPEFULLY is you have XP installed on a logical partition. It is NOT wise to install operating systems on Logical partitions If it does nto work as a logical then you will need to convert it or use Win7 to delete it and recreate a Primary partition. Of course you will loose WinXP.


Edit: Just saw your boot.ini in the root of drive C:. Make sure it has the below correctly in it.
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT
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Re: Dual Boot win7 and win XP Probleme

Postby NT50 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:38 pm

I noticed you online, I made several edits so it woudl be wise to refresh page.
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Re: Dual Boot win7 and win XP Probleme

Postby Alphapoint » Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:59 pm

Heloo my friend

am compleatly hopless now ,
i cant find ntldr, NTDETECT anywhere !!! , what to do ? :no

and about instaling windows XP on logical partition , what is that mean ? , and how to fix that .... am ready to do anything at the moment , am soo much tierd and i want to finsh everthing today , pleae help . :unsure:
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Re: Dual Boot win7 and win XP Probleme

Postby NT50 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:13 pm

The files ntldr and NTDETECT are located in the i386 folder on your Windows XP cd-rom.

Logical... when you create this partition you created it as a logical. It needs to be created as a primary partition. I "THINK" GParted Live CD will convert the partition. But remember, everything "MIGHT" be lost when doing so.
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Re: Dual Boot win7 and win XP Probleme

Postby Alphapoint » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:41 pm

Man
thank you Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very much , i am really greatfull from what you did ,

Everything is working fine now , and it never work well if you did not help ^*^
so its all because of your GREAT help .... ^*^

God Plus you man, :angel:
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Re: Dual Boot win7 and win XP Probleme

Postby NT50 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:12 pm

Glad we could assist you.
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