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dual boot win7/win10 wont boot to win7 anymore +BSOD "memory managemen

Question: dual boot win7/win10 wont boot to win7 anymore +BSOD "memory managemen

My pc specs * asus z97-p motherboard * intel i7 4790 cpu * bequiet 630w psu * 8gig corsair vengeance ram * samsung 850evo 250gig ssd (win 7pro 64bit drive) * sandisk ultra II ssd 128gig ssd (win 10 drive) * 2x crucial 500gig bx100 ssd (data drives)

i recently rebuilt this into a new case and it had been working fine. Mainly using the win 7 os but more recently using the win 10 os more and more. The way it has been working is that win7 is the default boot and I have to hit the delete key on startup to select win10 to boot from.

today I was on win 10 but needed to reboot to 7. Upon doing so I hit this message:

Secure Boot Violation The system found unauthorized changes on the firmware, operating system or UEFI drivers.

It then gave me the option to boot to win10 as it is the next boot option on the list. Win 10 is now giving me the blue screen "memory management error" although I have been able to get into win10 after some more rebooting.

I ran SFC scanner and it told me that there were some problems that it cannot fix.

Everything is unplugged apart from mouse, keyboard hdmi to screen and ethernet cable. Unplugging the win10 drive from the mobo and switching the win7 drive to another port has not helped.

Has my ssd failed? has win 10 done an update that has caused this problem? It did update today, in fact the first error message I got was after win10 shut down, and when I booted into it again it installed some updates before launching.
thanks for any help!

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My pc specs * asus z97-p motherboard * intel i7 4790 cpu * bequiet 630w psu * 8gig corsair vengeance ram * samsung 850evo 250gig ssd (win 7pro 64bit drive) * sandisk ultra II ssd 128gig ssd (win 10 drive) * 2x crucial 500gig bx100 ssd (data drives)

i recently rebuilt this into a new case and it had been working fine. Mainly using the win 7 os but more recently using the win 10 os more and more. The way it has been working is that win7 is the default boot and I have to hit the delete key on startup to select win10 to boot from.

today I was on win 10 but needed to reboot to 7. Upon doing so I hit this message:

Secure Boot Violation The system found unauthorized changes on the firmware, operating system or UEFI drivers.

It then gave me the option to boot to win10 as it is the next boot option on the list. Win 10 is now giving me the blue screen "memory management error" although I have been able to get into win10 after some more rebooting.

I ran SFC scanner and it told me that there were some problems that it cannot fix.

Everything is unplugged apart from mouse, keyboard hdmi to screen and ethernet cable. Unplugging the win10 drive from the mobo and switching the win7 drive to another port has not helped.

Has my ssd failed? has win 10 done an update that has caused this problem? It did update today, in fact the first error message I got was after win10 shut down, and when I booted into it again it installed some updates before launching.
thanks for any help!

Answer:dual boot win7/win10 wont boot to win7 anymore +BSOD "memory managemen

Hi @vinvanda.

As far as I can understand from your post that you had W7 and W10 as dual boot in two different disks.

From the uploaded data we could not find a hint of the BSOD that you said (it is not recorded anywhere, probably because it happened during boot); but some other statements are supported by the data.





Windows failed fast startup with error status 0xC00000D4.



Now, it is STATUS_NOT_SAME_DEVICE; reads as .... "The destination file of a rename request is located on a different device than the source of the rename request".

Now I am making a guess. It it is wrong, please rectify and state the proper situation.
You name the Windows 7 Disk as "system" and the Windows 10 disk as "Win 10". You also said that windows 7 is the default boot. So I am guessing that the boot files are in the the windows 7 disk.

The board is set as Legacy BIOS. So Fast Boot is not possible here; and if Fast Startup is enabled, windows7 needs to disk check in every startup. It is desirable to keep fast startup disabled on a computer with W7.

Now Coming to the "Secure Boot Violation". Windows 7 does not support it at all. And, it is the Firmware Validation Process of UEFI; whereas your system is set to Legacy. I think here lies the issue.





BIOS Mode Legacy



Disable UEFI and Secure boot> Hopefully Windows 7 will boot back.

If it does not, remove the windows 10 disk... Read more

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I have a dual-boot setup on a Dell XPS 8900 that I've had since Feb/March. The dual boot setup has been working fine, with zero issues since then, then this week I just booted into Win7 a couple days ago and it ran chkdsk automatically, erased some files, restarted, and booted into Win7 fine. I used my OS with no issues and shutdown. But this morning I tried to boot into Win7 and my system can't find the operating system.

I bought the computer from Dell with Win10 installed on their standard 1TB HDD and added a WDC 2TB HDD and installed Win7 in Legacy. I can still boot into Win10 with no problem in UEFI, and while using the OS I can see my other Win7 HDD, all the files are still there and I can access them. My system can even detect Win7 in UEFI mode and will begin to boot to that OS (but of course, freezes at the logo screen because Win7 won't run on UEFI). The BIOS detects both HDD's and diagnostics says that everything's fine with both, but when I try to boot into Win7 in Legacy mode I get a no boot device error.

I've run the Windows7 install CD to try to run diagnostics and repair startup files, but all the diagnostics, including chkdsk, come back with zero issues, except 0x01f and 0x495 which only says that something was changed, but nothing specific...

I can't tell if the problem is with my startup files, MBR, or BIOS...

I've already backed up my Win7 HDD, but I'd rather not have to reinstall Windows cuz all my gaming stuff is on that HDD...

Can anyone help?

Answer:Dual-Boot Win7/Win10 on seprt HDD's - Both HDD's detected, 7 wont boot

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Dual booting with all hdd's connected can be problematic
I personally use one of these to simplify the task after many mishaps dual booting on the same disk.... I never found a better/ more reliable way other than this,
Amazon.com: Vantec 2.5-Inch Dual Bay Trayless SATA III - 6G Mobile Rack (MRK-225S6-BK): Computers & Accessories

Installing each os you'd want to remove the other disk completely so each os would have it's own boot loader.
Even though 10 can access win-7 I would not do it this will often trigger check disk to run in win-7.
Not to mention Fast start in win-10 will trigger it too
Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

So yes disable fast start in win-10 is a must do.
Also for good measure disable fast or quick start in your bios too.
I would not share data disks either.

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Here's the situation. I have a 17" laptop with two Win 7 drives set up with dual boot. One is a 128gb SSD with all my work software. (AutoCad, Rhino, etc) The other is a new 256 SSD with only the Win7 OS installed. Both use the same laptop Product key.

I would like to update the new 256 SSD to Win 10 and over time transition my software to that drive. However, while I'm doing that, I'll need the other Win7 system drive to work with.

My question is, If I update the 256 SSD to Windows 10, doesn't that activation use my current Win 7 key to register? And if so, does the activated Win 10 deactivate or invalidate my Windows 7 OS Key on the other drive?

Answer:Will update Win7>Win10 deactivate second Win7 drive in a Dual boot?

Nobody seems to want to answer you mate as what you are doing is not legal.

Now then on a practical level I don't think you will have any problems because of the fact that you can reinstall your original OS with your original product key anytime you like, however I have not tested this.

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Hi,

I have a dual boot set up - Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on an SSD drive and Windows 8.1 on a second hard drive. I would like to upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 and keep the Windows 7 OS in tact.

Is this possible? Can I just go through the upgrade process from Windows 8.1? Any possible gotchas I should be aware of?

I've seen a few threads discussing Unbuntu or Linux as a second partition but didn't see one for this situation. Apologies if I missed a similar thread.

Thanks for any help you can provide!

Answer:Upgrade dual boot Win7/Win8 to Win10 (keep Win7)?

upsidedownjim said:

Hi,

I have a dual boot set up - Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on an SSD drive and Windows 8.1 on a second hard drive. I would like to upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 and keep the Windows 7 OS in tact.

Is this possible? Can I just go through the upgrade process from Windows 8.1? Any possible gotchas I should be aware of?

I've seen a few threads discussing Unbuntu or Linux as a second partition but didn't see one for this situation. Apologies if I missed a similar thread.

Thanks for any help you can provide!



Hey Jim, welcome to tenforums.com!

You should be okay to upgrade within W8, I don't foresee any problems. You could/should make backups just in case.

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I wanted to set up Ubuntu on my computer, and followed the instructions in the first answer to this thread: dual boot - How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7/8 - Ask Ubuntu

As instructed, I created a logical partition using EaseUS software. I did this on my H:/ drive, a hard disk drive (whereas Windows 7 was installed on C:, and SSD).

After a mandatory reboot for the new partition changes, I did not immediately go to install Ubuntu, although I had Live USB to do so. Instead, if I remember properly, I booted into Windows to make sure everything was OK, but only to find out that some "Windows could not boot properly", giving me the option to 'Launch Startup Repair' - which I did, but to no avail. All it did was reported that some 2 system files were missing or corrupt.

I then installed Ubuntu on a third drive because I still needed it to perform some benchmarking. I did this using the 'install alongside windows 7' option.
But now that I don't need Ubuntu anymore, all I am interested in is getting back to Windows, while keeping all the files and programs intact.

How should I go about fixing this? Delete the logical partition on the other drive? I also have that Windows installation CD, and I'm thinking its repair options could be useful - but not having a whole lot of self-confidence, I don't know what steps exactly to take to preserve my files.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Answer:Wanted to Dual Boot Win7 and Ubuntu - Windows Won't Boot Anymore

Hi I Am User,

Upon inserting the Windows installation disk you should be able to install a new Windows and be able to select Upgrade and it should create the Windows.old folder on the new Windows.

Cheers
Boris

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Hello everyone, I have a Dell Optiplex 760 SFF that has both win 7 and win 10 installed on a 1TB hard drive in the following partition order:
500 mb system reserve, 100gb win 7, 750gb data, 80gb win 10
I've also disabled the metro bootloader, as it wastes times when booting to win 7.

Whenever I reboot to Win 7 after booting into Win 10 before, the system requires a chkdsk of the Win 10 and data partition. I looked around the forums here and the win 10 forums, and have disabled fast boot in Win 10 as mentioned throughout, but it still results in chkdsk being required.

I've tried to do this on other computers such as an MSI laptops with Win7, with similar results.

Is there something else I need to do so that Win 7 doesn't do disk check?

Thanks for all the help in advance.

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I am a computer technician and I work out of my home.

I probably have a half-dozen computers. A few are running Windows 7 Home Premium, one has been set up to dual boot to Windows 7 Pro or Windows XP Pro and one has Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro (another dual boot system).

I recently took my Dell OptiPlex 380 PC that was running Windows 7 Pro, with a 500 GB hard drive and UPDATED it to Windows 10. The update took less than an hour and everything is running fine.

By updating to Windows 10 Pro means I can no longer use Windows 7 Pro, right? Wrong!

After UPDATING to Windows 10 Pro, I simply reduced the size of my 500 GB hard drive by 200 GB and made a new partition which I named WIN7PRO. Then I booted to my Windows 7 Pro DVD and installed the OS onto the 200 GB partition. Since I had been running Windows 7 Pro on this system, and have a Product Key sticker on the top of the case, I was able to activate Windows by simply entering the Product Key.

When I rebooted the PC, I was given the option of using Windows 10 Pro or Windows 7 Pro (with Windows 10 Pro as the default OS, which means if I did nothing it would boot into Windows 10 Pro).

Everything works just fine with both Operating Systems.

Here's by beef with Microsoft on this issue:

Why should we have to UPGRADE to Windows 10 and lose our already installed Windows 7, which is supported by Microsoft until January 14, 2020?

Windows 10 is supported until October 14, 2025, the End of Extended Support Date.

The Del... Read more

Answer:Dual boot Win10 with Win7 or Win 8.1 you already have on your PC

No Offense but you do understand Microsoft is giving a FREE Windows 10 by upgrading, right ? How they like to allow it is all up to them . No one said you can't buy windows 10 and do as you said . But, if you want a free windows 10 ? You can by upgrading from a prior windows 7, 8 and 8.1 OS don't you think you should at least abide to their agreement ? Also, since you used your windows 7 copy twice, once to upgrade to 10 not update but upgrade to 10 legally you can't use the 7 disk and install it again on a different or even on the same hard drive, which is what you just did by installing it on a partition drive .

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I have an SSD drive in my pc which is running Win7 Pro64. I have a second SSD on which I restored a system backup of my first drive using Paragon. With the first drive unplugged, I upgraded the second SSD drive to Win10. So now I have two SSDs, one with 7 and one with 10. I have them both connected and am booting using the OS selector in the bios. I worked with Win10 for a few days, only to have the internet drop out. I could find no solution, so I booted back to Win7. During the boot it ran disk checks on all of my 3 internal HDDs as well as the two SSDs. When it booted into Win7, there was no internet and once again I could find no solution. I physically disconnected the Win10 SSD and hard booted the system three or four times before the internet would come back on. At this point I'm quite reluctant to re-connect the Win10 SSD either in a dual boot or stand alone format. I have read that many people are dual booting between these two OS, so what could be my problem?

Thanks for any insight.
 

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simply, will have legal activated copies of each on the same PC in different drives.
Right now, I have win 10, but I will have win7 on another drive.

Answer:how can I dual boot win10 with win7

Here's what i would do:
Disconnect the drive with Windows10.Install Win 7 to the other drive. This will create the neccessary partitions to boot Windows 7 by itself.Reconnect the drive containing Windows 10 and boot up.Note that the C: drive of Windows 7 is now changed to another letter. For example E: DriveOpen Admin command prompt and type: bcdboot E:\WindowsReboot. You'll have a dual boot menu to boot from.

NOTE: You could also install Win 7 without disconnecting Windows 10 but IMO, this is cleaner to have Win 7 with its own boot manager in case you want to separate 7 & 10 and boot by themself.

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I upgraded to win 10 on my pc
bt I discovered my gaming is too slow,
so I want to install win 7 through a
system image I created on my second
pc( the same type and specs but
different username and o.s since I
upgraded my main pc from win7 to
win10) onto the new partition I
created on the pc ( for the win7
installation). The external hd I used
to create the image was western
digital hd bt its not showing in the
'select usb drive' when trying to
restore the image.
Edit:: I actually want to dual boot
win10 and win7

Answer:how to dual boot win10 and win7

I upgraded to win 10 on my pc
bt I discovered my gaming is too slow,
so I want to install win 7 through a
system image I created on my second
pc( the same type and specs but
different username and o.s since I
upgraded my main pc from win7 to
win10) onto the new partition I
created on the pc ( for the win7
installation). The external hd I used
to create the image was western
digital hd bt its not showing in the
'select usb drive' when trying to
restore the image. I used windows backup to create the system image.

Edit:: I actually want to dual boot
win10 and win7

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I used the ISO (64bit) burnt to DVD, changed boot order to install and installed to a new 250GB HDD, setup was about 15 mins and the dual boot works great, Windows 10 installed fine and Windows 7 has not been affected and runs as normal

Answer:Dual Boot Win7 & Win10

Great to here Steph!!
Jeff

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I am a computer technician and I work out of my home.

I probably have a half-dozen computers. A few are running Windows 7 Home Premium, one has been set up to dual boot to Windows 7 Pro or Windows XP Pro and one has Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro (another dual boot system).

I recently took my Dell OptiPlex 380 PC that was running Windows 7 Pro, with a 500 GB hard drive and UPDATED it to Windows 10. The update took less than an hour and everything is running fine.

By updating to Windows 10 Pro means I can no longer use Windows 7 Pro, right? Wrong!

After UPDATING to Windows 10 Pro, I simply reduced the size of my 500 GB hard drive by 200 GB and made a new partition which I named WIN7PRO. Then I booted to my Windows 7 Pro DVD and installed the OS onto the 200 GB partition. Since I had been running Windows 7 Pro on this system, and have a Product Key sticker on the top of the case, I was able to activate Windows by simply entering the Product Key.

When I rebooted the PC, I was given the option of using Windows 10 Pro or Windows 7 Pro (with Windows 10 Pro as the default OS, which means if I did nothing it would boot into Windows 10 Pro).

Everything works just fine with both Operating Systems.

Here's by beef with Microsoft on this issue:

Why should we have to UPGRADE to Windows 10 and lose our already installed Windows 7, which is supported by Microsoft until January 14, 2020?

Windows 10 is supported until October 14, 2025, the End of Extended Support Date.

The Del... Read more

Answer:Dual boot Win10 with Win7 or Win 8.1 you already have on your PC

No Offense but you do understand Microsoft is giving a FREE Windows 10 by upgrading, right ? How they like to allow it is all up to them . No one said you can't buy windows 10 and do as you said . But, if you want a free windows 10 ? You can by upgrading from a prior windows 7, 8 and 8.1 OS don't you think you should at least abide to their agreement ? Also, since you used your windows 7 copy twice, once to upgrade to 10 not update but upgrade to 10 legally you can't use the 7 disk and install it again on a different or even on the same hard drive, which is what you just did by installing it on a partition drive .

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Reloaded factory software on Dell XPS laptop Win7. Created additional partition for Win10. Installed Win10 iso from boot to the separate partition. Previously labeled C drive as Win7 and D drive as Win10. Default boot is Win7. Works fine. On the boot screen I choose Win10. Works fine. . Under Win7 boot shows c as win7 and d as win10. When I look at file explorer in Win10 it shows C drive as Win10 and D drive as Win7. What can I do to stop this from happening?

Answer:Dual Boot Win7/Win10

That's the way it works......The OS doesn't know if there is another OS Installed until it's booted up. When it does boot up....the OS of choice is the primary OS and therefore selected as C.....and any other is given a drive letter that's up next, whatever that letter may be.

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Reloaded factory software on Dell XPS laptop Win7. Created additional partition for Win10. Installed Win10 iso from boot to the separate partition. Previously labeled C drive as Win7 and D drive as Win10. Default boot is Win7. Works fine. On the boot screen I choose Win10. Works fine. . Under Win7 boot shows c as win7 and d as win10. When I look at file explorer in Win10 it shows C drive as Win10 and D drive as Win7. What can I do to stop this from happening?

Answer:Dual Boot Win7/Win10

That's the way it works......The OS doesn't know if there is another OS Installed until it's booted up. When it does boot up....the OS of choice is the primary OS and therefore selected as C.....and any other is given a drive letter that's up next, whatever that letter may be.

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Dear all,

I hope I have not missed a thread with a similar problem:
I had Win10 installed on drive C: with the boot loader on drive D: (where I previously had my old Win10 installation). I wanted to add Win7 to my PC and formated drive D: - I totally forgot that I had the boot loader on that disk... Now I have Win7 on drive D: and drive C: is unchanged but I can not boot into Win10. I tried all the bootrec /fixmbr stuff, but found that my drive C: is not a MBR but a GPT...
Is there a way to access my Win10 installation without reinstalling the whole thing?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Win10+Win7 dual boot issue

What drive letter is your Windows 10 partition getting in Windows 7? Let's say it is D:\. Open an elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt in Windows 7. In the elevated command prompt Window run:

BCDBOOT D:\Windows /d /addlast

The path in red will be to the Windows folder on the Windows 10 drive letter.

Then reboot the computer.

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I upgraded to free win10 with clean installed but old software don't work. So I created dual boot win7 clean installed and put all old software back.

On another PC with win7 and all similar old software I tested to upgrade to win10 and to my surprise all working fine.

Now back to the first PC I want to:

- Upgrade AGAIN win7 to win10.
- When done: are there 2 win10 choices in dual boot?
- If so I want to merge the win10 (clean installed without any old software) into Upgraded Win10: is it possible?
 

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My hard disk has 5 partitions: C, D, E, F and G.
Windows 7 is installed on the first partition (C:).
I decided to dual boot and installed Windows 10 on
partition D: to get to know this new OS.
In Windows 7's 'Windows Explorer' Win7 is on C: and Windows 10 is on D:.
But in Window's 10 'File Explorer' names changed.
D: became C:, E: became D:, F: became E: and
C: became G:. (The sizes and contents of the partitions
remain the same).
I used to dual boot Windows 2000 and Windows XP
but there was no change in the names of the partitions.
Is it possible for the names of the partitions in Windows 10
to be the same as in Windows 7?

Answer:Win7 & Win10 Dual Boot Problem

The OS will always be on the C drive.
If you want the drive letters to be the same in both win7 and 10 apart from the OS you will need to go into disk management and change the drive letters.
After changing the drive letters you would have
Win 10: win 10 on C, win 7 on D and the other drives letters as before.
Win 7: win 7 on C, win 10 on D and the other drives letters as before.

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I'm planning to install Windows 7 and Windows 10 dual-boot on my laptop. I have deleted all partition and now my HDD is all unallocated. Now I wonder which OS should I install first. As you know, System reserved of Windows 10 is about 300MB and Windows 7 is just 100 MB, so I don't know how Win 10 uses that partition if I install Win 7 first. I also see on tenforums the thread about Dual Boot Windows 10 and Windows 7, with Win 7 first. So which is better, Win 10 first or Win 7 first?I also post this thread on sevenforums Which OS should I install first dual boot Win10/Win7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
sorry if it's duplicated, just want to get more advice.

Answer:Which OS should I install first dual boot Win10/Win7

ntd252 said:

I'm planning to install Windows 7 and Windows 10 dual-boot on my laptop. I have deleted all partition and now my HDD is all unallocated. Now I wonder which OS should I install first. As you know, System reserved of Windows 10 is about 300MB and Windows 7 is just 100 MB, so I don't know how Win 10 uses that partition if I install Win 7 first. I also see on tenforums the thread about Dual Boot Windows 10 and Windows 7, with Win 7 first. So which is better, Win 10 first or Win 7 first?I also post this thread on sevenforums Which OS should I install first dual boot Win10/Win7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
sorry if it's duplicated, just want to get more advice.



Hi there. I started dual booting when on 7 then loaded 8 previews, which went well. Then onto 8.1 duel booting with 10 Insider previews that also went well.

I think the first thing to consider and ask is it a UEFI system?

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hi, I am new on this forum, but not new with windows or OS setup.

I was running win 7 (64bit) pleasantly but decided to install Win10, did all the needed stuff for getting dual boot setup.

Win10 booted fine, when selected from dual boot menu, but I have many issues on win10, Lenovo laptop is begging for mercy on win10 for many things, my android phone gets disconnected every few seconds
if I use youtube, laptop becomes sluggish.
USB3 will not install, which worked in win7 earlier.

Fed up with win10, even after disabling driver signature, making sure every driver is correct which I am installing, but
this laptop hates win 10 as of now.

Now if I choose to run win7, lappy reboots and thats a LOOP.
my win7 installation is shown in Drive letter E:
while windows 10 is shown in C:

What would be the safest way of Re-installating win 7 on E: without loosing the following
the crappy win 10 of c:/
dual mode option on win 7 +10

What I want is to run win7 setup which has SP1 integrated and still be able to boot in win10 if I needed later

I have activation keys for both provided by my office which is based on volume licensing.

Many thanks for your time

Answer:Dual Boot on Win7 after issues with win10

First, I would recommend turning off Fast Startup in Windows 10:
Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Then from the power icon in Windows 10, select Restart. The fast startup "hibernation" file has been known to cause problems for some people attempting to boot back into Windows 7.

If that doesn't work, and you have data files you need to save from Windows 7, make sure to back them up. I would recommend making an image with Macrium Reflect Free. If you can't get Reflect Free to install and run on your laptop, if you have another computer you can install it and make a rescue disc/USB, boot the laptop from the rescue disc/USB and that will allow you to make a backup image.

If Windows 7 won't boot with fast startup disabled in Windows 10, you will have to clean install Windows 7 over the Windows 7 you have now. Boot from the Windows 7 install media. Click the Install Now button. Choose Custom Install option. Select the partition that contains Windows 7. You can format that partition to wipe the previous Windows 7 installation - or you can just select it and install to it and it will copy the current Windows 7 files to windows.old. What you do not want to do is delete that partition. Point the Windows 7 to install to the partition for Windows 7 and just install to it. This will keep your dual boot with Windows 10 and not affect the Windows 10 operating system partition.

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Hi all,
I am sure that this has been asked a thousand times but I am new here so please bear with me.
Th problem I have is that I loaded Win 10 on a separate HDD went to dual boot. The computer stared then it carried out a scan disk and happily deleted all the files needed to boot to win 10. I used the method of disconnecting my Win7 while installing Win10 onto the separate HDD however when I reconnected my Win7 disk and booted the computer carried out a scan disk as I said. Can someone help me please as I would like to load Win10 and then run it for a while and get used to it before moving completely over to it.
Regards
Chris

Answer:Dual boot Win7 and Win10 on seperate HDD's

Welcome to the forum. For duel boot you have to install the old o/s first as it wont undersatnd the new boot files from newer o/s. The simplest way is to use free virtual box Oracle VM VirtualBox and run it as a virtual pc as it doesnt effect paritions or boot files

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Dear all,

I hope I have not missed a thread with a similar problem:
I had Win10 installed on drive C: with the boot loader on drive D: (where I previously had my old Win10 installation). I wanted to add Win7 to my PC and formated drive D: - I totally forgot that I had the boot loader on that disk... Now I have Win7 on drive D: and drive C: is unchanged but I can not boot into Win10. I tried all the bootrec /fixmbr stuff, but found that my drive C: is not a MBR but a GPT...
Is there a way to access my Win10 installation without reinstalling the whole thing?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Win10+Win7 dual boot issue

What drive letter is your Windows 10 partition getting in Windows 7? Let's say it is D:\. Open an elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt in Windows 7. In the elevated command prompt Window run:

BCDBOOT D:\Windows /d /addlast

The path in red will be to the Windows folder on the Windows 10 drive letter.

Then reboot the computer.

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hi, I am new on this forum, but not new with windows or OS setup.

I was running win 7 (64bit) pleasantly but decided to install Win10, did all the needed stuff for getting dual boot setup.

Win10 booted fine, when selected from dual boot menu, but I have many issues on win10, Lenovo laptop is begging for mercy on win10 for many things, my android phone gets disconnected every few seconds
if I use youtube, laptop becomes sluggish.
USB3 will not install, which worked in win7 earlier.

Fed up with win10, even after disabling driver signature, making sure every driver is correct which I am installing, but
this laptop hates win 10 as of now.

Now if I choose to run win7, lappy reboots and thats a LOOP.
my win7 installation is shown in Drive letter E:
while windows 10 is shown in C:

What would be the safest way of Re-installating win 7 on E: without loosing the following
the crappy win 10 of c:/
dual mode option on win 7 +10

What I want is to run win7 setup which has SP1 integrated and still be able to boot in win10 if I needed later

I have activation keys for both provided by my office which is based on volume licensing.

Many thanks for your time

Answer:Dual Boot on Win7 after issues with win10

First, I would recommend turning off Fast Startup in Windows 10:
Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Then from the power icon in Windows 10, select Restart. The fast startup "hibernation" file has been known to cause problems for some people attempting to boot back into Windows 7.

If that doesn't work, and you have data files you need to save from Windows 7, make sure to back them up. I would recommend making an image with Macrium Reflect Free. If you can't get Reflect Free to install and run on your laptop, if you have another computer you can install it and make a rescue disc/USB, boot the laptop from the rescue disc/USB and that will allow you to make a backup image.

If Windows 7 won't boot with fast startup disabled in Windows 10, you will have to clean install Windows 7 over the Windows 7 you have now. Boot from the Windows 7 install media. Click the Install Now button. Choose Custom Install option. Select the partition that contains Windows 7. You can format that partition to wipe the previous Windows 7 installation - or you can just select it and install to it and it will copy the current Windows 7 files to windows.old. What you do not want to do is delete that partition. Point the Windows 7 to install to the partition for Windows 7 and just install to it. This will keep your dual boot with Windows 10 and not affect the Windows 10 operating system partition.

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Just wondering if this can be done or would I be opening a can of worms.

I recently did the Win7 to Win10 upgrade. All is fine. The Win7 was OEM and I have the 4 OEM disks that came with the PC. Is it possible now to reinstall Win7 on a new partition on my C drive, using the OEM disks so that I would have a dual boot set up?

Answer:Dual Boot Win7 after the Win10 Upgrade

It's easy to dual boot with Windows 7, but not with the OEM disk set because they will want to wipe the hard drive and start over. Also, you only have 1 license for Windows. Dual booting Windows 7 and Windows 10 requires 2 licenses for Windows. What you would have to do, after you purchase a second license for Windows, is restore the computer to factory Windows 7 with the OEM disks. Shrink the Windows 7 partition to allow room for Windows 10. Do a clean install of Windows 10 to the space you created for it.

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 that came with Win 7. Before I did the Win 10 upgrade, I ran a drive image of the drive where the OS and the drive where several of the data folders were relocated. I?ve kept those images. After the upgrade, I decided to do a clean install of Win10 and install a larger capacity SSD and another spinner at the same time giving me 2 SSDs and 2 spinners. I decided not to keep the Win7 installation so I wiped the old SSD but kept it installed in the system. Now I would like to restore the original Win 7 image to that original SSD. This is because there are a few older video games that will only play in Win7 because of the Securerom issue with Win10.

My first question is since I am restoring an image, I assume that there will be no dual boot menu created, how can I create one where I will have the GUI menu with Win 10 as the first selection?

Second, when I restore the image of the Win7 OS, I will also need to restore the image of another drive (a spinner) that held the redirected Documents, Downloads, Music, Photos, and Video folders from the Win7 installation. I can foresee that the Win7 installation will not know where to find these folder. If so then is there a way that I can let the Win7 OS know where to find these redirected folders since the disk layout will be different? Since I have done the same redirection with Win10, it is possible that the redirection in both Win10 and Win7 might be pointing to the same spinner. Any thoughts on how ... Read more

Answer:How to do dual boot, Win10 & Win7, with a restored image of one OS?

I cannot help you with the redirected folders. Once you restore the Windows 7 OS partition (you do not have to restore any system reserved or recovery partitions with it, just the OS partition), reboot Windows 10. If Windows 10 does not assign it a drive letter, go into Windows 10 disk management and assign it a drive letter. Since you've got a lot of drives and partitions already, let's assume it gets assigned drive letter J:.

Right click on start icon, select Command Prompt (Admin). In the command prompt window run:

bcdboot J:\Windows /d /addlast
exit

The path in red will be to the Winodws folder of the restored Windows 7 partition. Change the drive letter to whatever it gets. This drive letter has no affect when you boot into Windows 7. Then you can run msconfig (which is system configuration).
Select the boot tab, and you can adjust the boot menu timeout and the order the Windows installations appear.

I would also turn off Windows 10 fast startup as it tends to interfere with dual booting Windows 7:
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html

Once you boot into Windows 7, it will give itself C: drive. You will probably have to go into disk management and re-arrange your other drive letters. This will not affect the drive letter assignments when booted into Windows 10. I don't know how it will handle the redirected data folders to begin with.

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As the title says, I'm trying to dual boot the two OSes, no luck.

Upgrading my Win7 partition to 10 resulted in so many crashes and WTFery that I am amazed the recovery to going back to win7 works. Literally, it crashed on the login screen and ate my primary account/profile but kept my wife's, and also crashed just trying to load the desktop. So I undid that upgrade out of necessity.

I'm using my free install to do a separate install of Win10. I'm using it on a flash drive. Win10 freaks out because the SSD isn't for GPT, which, if I am understanding correctly, means it's a UEFI thing. My SSD is formatted for MBR, so that means it's done the old way, and Windows 10 won't install because of that.

So I made a Win7 backup image, wiped the SSD clean, tried again and Win10 doesn't see the drive. Bit of a headscratcher there for me. I redo the drive for GPT, even format it, and it still doesn't see it. Commence arm flailing and a colorful array of words. I've done the settings for UEFI on my board, I've done the Legacy+UEFI, I've done just about every combination I can think of to make this happen and it isn't.

Is all this headache coming from me not installing Win10 from the DVD drive on a burned ISO? Because that is the only thing I have not tried yet and I'm not about to waste money on a stack of burnable DVD's just to find out that doesn't work either.

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Answer:What am I doing wrong? Trying to dual boot Win7 and Win10 with no luck.

Well, the biggest immediate issue is you're not supposed to use the Windows 7 key or installation anymore if you're using the Windows 7 Product Key to get the free upgrade offer to Windows 10 in the first place. Now, that's probably not why this is happening (your issues) but even so, technically once you serve up that Windows 7 Product Key to get Windows 10 that Windows 7 license is invalidated after 30 days but as stated in other posts in other threads Microsoft basically doesn't give a shit at this point. That might change, however, in the near or long term future where they could technically lock things down and refuse to provide any updates whatsoever (and I mean absolutely nothing) for users with Windows 7 installations that are still used actively after they took advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10.

I'm not saying you can't do this, I'm just saying you (and we, and me, also) aren't supposed to. It's up to you to do things the way you want, obviously.

It's their OS, not yours/mine, they can do whatever they want with it and there's nothing the end user can really say or do about it especially if they're breaking the licensing terms which is exactly what that would be doing. You get use of one OS or the other, but not both is the general idea at work here, and definitely not at the same time.

Having said that, GPT just means it allows for partitions larger than 2TB iirc (I don't use GPT with Win... Read more

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I have win10 installed and running and I?d like to create a dual boot by restoring an image that I made of my old win7 system immediately before upgrade to win10 and then doing a clean install on a new SSD. I realize that I will need to buy a win7 key and I plan to use an OEM version that I will purchase from MicroCenter but before I do I?d like to know if I understand the process correctly.

1. Disconnect the SSD where win10 is installed and then restore the image of win 7 to the m2 SSD where it was originally installed, but do not boot from it yet. This now has H as a drive letter.

2. Reconnect the win10 SSD and let it boot up and then open a commend prompt (admin) and enter:

3. Bcdboot H:\Windows /d/addlast

4. Adjust the timeout with msconfig.

5. Update the license for the win7 using the new OEM key.

Do I have it right?

Answer:Dual boot, exist win10 + win7 from image on different drives

There is no need to disconnect the primary (first) SSD, and you only need to restore the OS partition only to the second SSD. You don't need any of the other partitions that might have been imaged.

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I've been an insider since FEB. Last ISO I installed was 10074. Since updating to 10240/rtm things have gotten buggy, apps don't function, can't update etc.

I want to install the latest ISO on the 10240 oartition, but when I try I get, "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks."

The solution is to adjust those boot parameters in the BIOS, make everything legacy/MBR, so I've read. Problem is, the bios is locked down, it's a HP Envy laptop. The BIOS supports both MBR and GPT, however, GPT is the default, and legacy boot options only kick in when GPT is not supported. There is no way to change this. So, I have MBR for recovery and Win 7 partitions, and selecting any partition installing Win 10 gives me this error.

Is there a work around?

(I can not reset because of the inaccessible boot device bug, maybe related, besides I need the ability to reformat that partition being an insider)

It's really frustrating as up until build 1074, this was not an issue.

Answer:Dual boot win7/win10 MBR/UEFI problem, cannot reinstall Win 10 ISO

I'm thinking reinstall build 10074, and then try to update, but this does not really help going forward. Is there a a non destructive way to make my Win 7 partition GPT?

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On one of my desktop computers running Windows 10 Pro, I added a SSD drive. Then, I cloned the OS partition on to the SSD drive, which ran perfectly.

But on another desktop, I dual boot Windows 7 Home and Windows 10 Home on an older SATA hard drive. And I've now added a 240 GB SSD drive.

The existing boot drive has 3 partitions for booting -- the Windows 7 (C, Windows 10 (D and the 100 MB System Reserved partition.

How does one go about changing OS's to the SSD drive ?

Do I simply clone all three portions to separate partitions on the new drive, and make this drive the boot drive ? Anything I need to be careful about ?

Thanks for any assistance on this. Cheers.

Answer:Changing dual boot Win7 & Win10 from SATA to SSD drive

esgee said:

How does one go about changing OS's to the SSD drive ?

Do I simply clone all three portions to separate partitions on the new drive, and make this drive the boot drive ?



Yep, that's all you have to do.

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On one of my desktop computers running Windows 10 Pro, I added a SSD drive. Then, I cloned the OS partition on to the SSD drive, which ran perfectly.

But on another desktop, I dual boot Windows 7 Home and Windows 10 Home on an older SATA hard drive. And I've now added a 240 GB SSD drive.

The existing boot drive has 3 partitions for booting -- the Windows 7 (C, Windows 10 (D and the 100 MB System Reserved partition.

How does one go about changing OS's to the SSD drive ?

Do I simply clone all three portions to separate partitions on the new drive, and make this drive the boot drive ? Anything I need to be careful about ?

Thanks for any assistance on this. Cheers.

Answer:Changing dual boot Win7 & Win10 from SATA to SSD drive

esgee said:

How does one go about changing OS's to the SSD drive ?

Do I simply clone all three portions to separate partitions on the new drive, and make this drive the boot drive ?



Yep, that's all you have to do.

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Hi - I am thinking about transitioning from Win7 to Win10.

I have been running Win7x64 for a very long time on my main PC. I have done a lot of installs over the years along with low level customizations. To me, it probably would be best to do a clean install of Win10 on a separate SSD and start from scratch rather than "upgrading" a clone of my Win7 drive. I have no idea what sort of latent instabilities would occur if I did a Win10 upgrade.

I want to have both systems easily available over the months as I make my transition. There is also a possibility that I may scrap the Win10 installation and stick with Win7, since I am not a fan of the Win10 interface right now.

If all goes well, though, I will eventually pull out the Win7 drive and stick with Win10.

So, I want both drives to be bootable - If I pull out the Win7 drive, I want to be able to boot my Win10 drive. I also want to be able to boot the Win7 drive if I scrap the Win10 drive.

Will EasyBCD will let me do this? I was planning on pulling my Win7 drive out temporarily, and then installing Win10 fresh on the new SSD. After that, I was going to reinstall my Win7 drive and configure EasyBCD to run off the Win7 drive.

Will this work? Is there anything special that I would need to do for the Win10 installation or EasyBCD installation?

Thanks,

AzJazz

Answer:EasyBCD Dual Boot management for Win10 and Win7 on separate drives

You don't even have to use EasyBCD. Once you get Windows 7 installed and booting on it's own drive (you have that now), and have Windows 10 installed and booting on it's own drive (by installing it with the Windows 7 drive disconnected), reconnect both drives and boot from whichever one you want to. The other Windows partition that you are not booted into should get a drive letter. If it doesn't, go into disk management and assign it a drive letter. Let's say it get drive F:\

Open a command prompt with administrator privileges and run:

bcdboot F:\Windows /d /addlast

Change the drive letter F: to match what you need to. That will set up the dual booting on the current drive you are booting from. You can run msconfig and look at the boot tab to adjust your timeout.

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I'd like to apologise in advance as this is probably completely newb to many of you.

On the newegg page at the bottom of the review tab dated 8/25/2015 12:06:28 PM, Anonymous author stated:






Other Thoughts: I'm not sure if other OEM's have this feature, but the UEFI BIOS allows you to exclusively enable your boot drive, so you can have multiple drives with distinct OS's, and when you choose to boot one, the others are auto-disabled.



My Windows 10 boot SSD is GPT format while my Windows 7 boot SSD is MBR format with System reserved partition so IDK if this is even possible for dual booting?

I don't get where the the settings on "exclusively enable and auto disable" are and how to apply them...

Can anyone show screenshots of the settings to enable safe dual booting?

Regards,
David

Answer:Win10(GPT) / Win7(MBR) dual boot BIOS settings (Gigabyte Z170m-D3H)

Would I be on the right path in thinking 2-4 of the manual (BIOS Features) is what this guy meant?






Fast BootEnables or disables Fast Boot to shorten the OS boot process. Ultra Fast provides the fastest bootup speed. (Default: Disabled)
SATA Support
>>All Sata Devices All SATA devices are functional in the operating system and during the POST. (Default)
>>Last Boot HDD Only Except for the previous boot drive, all SATA devices are disabled before the OS boot process completes.

This item is configurable only when Fast Boot is set to Enabled or Ultra Fast.



Wouldn't this create a palava when trying to choose which OS to boot given Fast boot disables accessing BIOS with the Del key after posting?
/confused

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I have a dual boot system in the following configuration:

HDD-0 = Win7 OS, HDD-1 = Win7 OS, WinXP OS. I have successfully booted into each of these operating systems - and the Win7 OS on HDD-1 is an exact clone of the primary OS on HDD-0.

I just upgraded the Win7 OS on HDD-0 to Windows 10 using the "Get Windows 10" process. I now get the new blue Boot Manger screen with all three OS's listed and I can successfully boot into Windows 10 and Windows XP. But I cannot boot into the Win7 OS on HDD-1 (which I could before the Windows 10 upgrade). How the upgrade even knew about the other copy of Windows 7, since it was not active and lives on another HDD is beyond me.

One strange thing - if I do a cold startup (power on) I get the new Boot Manger screen. But if I do a Restart from Windows 10, I get the old, black & white boot manger screen - and it does list all three OS's correctly, too.

The error message I get when trying to open (boot) the Windows 7 OS is: "LogonUI.exc - Entry point not found. RtlReleasePath could not be located in the ntdll.dll" And, like others, I now get the black screen with "Windows 7, Build 7601 This copy of Windows is not genuine (but it was yesterday before the Windows 10 upgrade on the other HDD).

And like others, I can start the Crtl+Alt+Del to get the screen with users, Task Manger, etc. And, I can run all my applications by manually starting them in a New Task and browsing to the exe f... Read more

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The subject says it all.
I did have a dual boot Win 7 RTM x64 and Win XP setup.
Replaced Win7 with Vista.
Tried to use EasyBCD to set up my dual boot again and I'm not getting anywhere.
I've read through various guides (like this one for example) and none of them work.
Anyone know where I'm going wrong?

Thanks,
Tom.
 

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I tried to set up my desktop computer running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit to dual boot Windows XP Home. It didn't go as planned and now Windows 7 will not boot. I get the following error message:

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware. Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information."

I tried deleting the Windows XP partition and double check the boot order in the BIOS but no luck. I'm hoping someone here will be able to help me out. Thanks.

Answer:Failed setting up dual boot Win7/XP - cannot boot Win7

Set the Win7 HD first to boot in BIOS setup, after DVD Drive.

Boot the Win7 DVD or System Repair Disk, follow these steps to mark Win7 or it's 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) Active: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

Next boot into DVD Repair console or Repair CD, accept any offered repair. If none offered or Win7 doesn't start after reboot, access System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair 3 Separate Times
to rewrite the System boot files to Win7 partition or it's System REserved boot partition.

If it fails after 3 times attempting to rewrite to SysReserved partition, change the Active flag to Win7 partition and try repairs again.

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I have two SSDs in my laptop using the ultrabay caddy. Both have 2 partitions each one with Windows 7 64bit and another one with OEM stuff on it (SYSTEM_DRV). I use the BIOS boot menu to boot between the drives. I have removed the drive letters so that no partitions of drive 1 are mapped in windows 2 on drive 2 and wise-versa. What I have observered however is that when I hibernate windows 1, boot windows 2 do some work and shutdown then resume windows 1 - the windows 2 partition will get corrupt quite often (on either hdds). On several occassions I have seen the win 1/2 partition become RAW instead of NTFS (that is - it's completely borked) in Disk Manager or chkdsk running and wiping out all security descriptors on the file system resulting in a completely broken system (black screen of dead - unbootable). Why am I seeing these corruptions and what can I do to prevent them?

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Hi
I get BSOD both in XP and Win7, both installed on the same machine (on different HDD if it makes any diferenece).
On XP i get : DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
On Win7 : IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and MEMORY_MANAGEMENT

Hoping that someone can identify what is wrong

Thanks alot

Answer:BSOD on both XP and Win7 (dual boot on same pc)

Sounds like a hardware defect

Run Prime 95 to test your CPU. Carefully the instructions in this tutorial: CPU - Stress Test with Prime95. Run 3 separate tests, one on each of the settings (Blend, Small FFTs, Large FFTs).
Note that this test may overheat the CPU, ensure proper cooling.

Test your RAM
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Post back with you results

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I have a Windows 7 computer with Lotus 8.5 on it and I need to transfer Lotus 8.5 and all it's files and emails and the encryption key to the Windows 8 computer. I do not think that Windows 8 will recognize Lotus 8.5 so I had the idea to partition the Windows 8 computer and install Windows 7 on one of the partitions thus making it a dual boot computer, then install Lotus 8.5 to the Windows 7 partition. My problem is Windows 8 is already installed on the computer and Windows website warns not to install the older operating system second.
Windows website warns, "You must install the older operating system first, and then install the more recent operating system. If you don't (for example, if you install Windows Vista on a computer already running Windows 7), you can render your system inoperable. This can happen because earlier versions of Windows don't recognize the startup files used in more recent versions of Windows and can overwrite them." What should I do? I have found some information on installing Windows 7 as a second operating system on a Windows 8 computer thus creating a Dual Boot computer and giving you the best of both worlds and full app compatibility as some of your Windows 7 applications may not be supported in a Windows 8 environment. Thank you.
 

Answer:Dual Boot Win7 on a Win8Lotus 8.5-How To Transfer Software from Win7 to Win8 Computer

you question is mainly about how to setup a dual boot on windows 8 PC

do you have an installation CD for windows 8 and for windows 7 ?

i will move to windows 8 forum and need to change the title a bit
 

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I've researched for awhile now & can't seem to find which is the best way to add winxp functionality to my laptop. I have office xp professional, painter7 & photopaint8 software that worked fine on winxp 32 bit thru sp3.

New laptop is win7 home premium 64bit. Two 500gb hard drives.

Which is better- running the programs under win7 xp mode (ie upgrading to professional) OR installing winxp on the 2nd hard drive?

I am not a techie- but not totally pc ignorant. Any informed advice is truly appreciated.

eastender

Answer:dual boot win7 & winxp separate drives OR upgrade to win7 professional

Welcome to the forum,

Is your XP disc a retail disc?

Since you already have an XP disc, you could try out Windows Virtual PC Windows Virtual PC - Create Virtual Machine

You don't need to upgrade for that so it's free to try and you don't have to dual boot either.

There are other options too which I'm sure others can suggest.

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My first hard drive on my computer has Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in a dual-boot configuration. I recently upgraded Ubuntu from 10.04 to 12.04 LTS. I want to do a clean re-install of my Windows 7 and I would like some information as to the best way to go about doing this. I don't want to mess with Ubuntu, considering I just installed and configured it like I want it. Windows 7 is over a year old and I wanted to start with a fresh clean install. Out of the 320 GB hard drive, Ubuntu is installed on 50 GB(sda2) and the rest is for Windows 7(sda1). Just looking for the best method to go about doing this. Any ideas would be appreciated. ThanksOS: Windows 7 64bit/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64bitCPU/Ram: E8500/8GB PC2-6400Manufacturer/Model: AVA Direct / Built online

Answer:Clean Win7 re-install in dual-boot Win7 & Ubuntu system

This might help:http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubun...--Andrew LeonardBL Technical ServicesIT Support Maryland

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I see Win7/XP dual-boot can have restore points issues so have to ask about best practices for Win7/Win7. Since my drive is partitioned for Win7/Win7/Data is it simply a matter of setting restore points On/Off/Off while in respective OS's?

Answer:Dual-Boot Win7/Win7 restore points - Any special considerations?

Hello Golem,

Yeah, as long as you don't have system protection turned on for the same partition in both OS's, you should be fine.

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Hello all,

I have a vaio laptop with a dual boot win7/vista setup. I simply want to format the whole drive back to one large c:\drive, then reinstall windows 7. I have heard horror stories of people saying their boot manager becomes corrupted. or goes missing. I enclose a snapshot of my hard drive config. I would appreciate any advice on this matter.

Thanks

Answer:A fresh win7 install over a win7/vista dual boot system ?

is it the only HDD in the laptop (i used to think 1 was the max but i've been encountering people with two recently)? If so, (and if you want to wipe the hard drive completely (don't forget to deactivate any programs, such as iTunes)) just put the install disc in, boot into it (without booting into windows), choose the install option that isn't 'upgrade' (i think it's 'custom' offhand). when it takes you to the partition manager, click 'advanced' on the bottom bit and delete and format all partitions until you have just one big empty disk.
If that doesn't work or if you think it might not, just boot into a Puppy Linux live cd, open up gparted and select the 'new partition table' tool.

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Hi there, hoping someone can help...

I've eventually managed to get a dual boot system going. I've installed Win7 on one hard drive and Win XP Pro on another.
I've still got to figure out how to get a dual boot menu going, but in the meantime I press the F10 key during Boot-up of the machine and I suppose its my Bios that allows me to decide which hard drive to boot from. Both boot-ups in either XP or Win7work fine.

However, when I boot in Win7 I can't seem to save files that I have edited i.e. I can open up the file and make chnages, but as soon as I try to save and replace, I get an access denied message, although I've got admin rights. However on some drives I can edit without a problem. Even on the same drive, for example the c: drive, I can edit and save files in the My docyments folder, but can for example not edit and save files in the Program Files (x86) folder on the same drive ....

If I boot in XP, this problem does not occur and all files are accessbile and can be edited and saved ...

Any ideas? Any help would be extremely appreciated ...

Answer:Dual Boot - Win7 and XP - Access denied to files when booting in Win7

You need to share your files/folders.

Troubleshoot "access denied" when opening files or folders

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Hello all...

My goal is to run a Win7/Win7 dual boot system with one installation for day to day operations (MAIN) and then second installation strictly for gaming (GAMER).

I have successfully installed Win7 twice. During clean install i created 30GB partition (C: ) and put MAIN there. No problems. I loaded that up and from within Disk Management created a second partition on the same physical drive and named it (D: ).

I booted from the Win7 install DVD and then installed GAMER to the (D: ) partition. No problems. I am able to boot into each installation (MAIN and GAMER) from the boot manager without any troubles.

When I boot into the MAIN installation, the system path/partition is (C: ) and the os files for the second installation, GAMER, can be seen on (D: ) just fine.

However, when i boot into the GAMER installation, its system path is also (C: ) and the partition for MAIN somehow got renamed to (G: )

I would like it so that when I boot into MAIN (which was installed to C: ), that partition stays named (C: ) and when i boot into GAMER (which was installed to D: ), that partition stays named (D: ). Eventhough both installations see themselves as (C: ) when i boot into them, it does not seem to cause any problems.

So how should I do my second Win7 installation to a partition named (D: ) and force it to keep that name when i boot into it?

Thanks,
Jeff

Answer:Win7/Win7 Dual Boot drive letter trouble

Hello Jeff

So you have two Window7 installs on two different partitions??

Did you have any USB devices plugged in?

Can you boot into Windows at all?

Could you Post a screen shot of Disk Management?

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when i did a clean install and chose the new non partitioned HD win7 ult installed fine. but when i t started it assigned it self as HD C and gave the other win 7 drive a new letter as will ,and wont dual boot and the boot manager doesnt recognize the other windows, so went and booted win7 enterpe and the drive letters didnt change it just assigned a new drive letter to the new HD after many attempts gave up and formatted the new HD and assigned it a letter which ofcours now win 7 wont accept installing it self on a pre partioned.
is it normal that a new win 7 assigns random drive letters or am i doing something wrong .
furthermore neither win 7 detects the other to dual boot .
tried the dual boot installation guide but nothing explains the random drive letters assignment

the first pic shows the HDs on win 7 enter 32 and the 2nd pic shows the HD drive letters under win 7 ult 64

Answer:issues after installing to dual boot win7 enter32 and win7 ult 64

The first screenshot shows W being booted from XP as signified by XP being marked System. It must have been installed from the XP partition thus locking out C drive letter, or it would always boot as C.

The second screenshot shows C booting from System Reserved.

What I would do is boot into C again, install EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required), on Edit OS tab delete all other OS's except the C drive, then on the Add OS tab add XP and Enterprise by their type and drive letter back to the multi-boot menu. This is providing you don't mind having Enterprise on a letter other than C. If you do then I'd reinstall it correctly from boot.

You should also mark Inactive all partitions except System Reserved which is the only one booting all OS's after this operation and hence the only one which should be marked Active, period. Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums

How is it you are using Enterprise which is meant for large organizations, and how it it activated when that is only done by special MAK keys administered by IT departments of organizations? If you're not entitled to use it then I would delete its partition.

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Hi folks.

I have searched through the various threads that deal with this topic but have not seen anything that deals with this specifically.

I have a custom built computer I put together last year. I installed Win7 32bit at the time because I didn't want to bite the bullet and reinstall everything. That time has now arrived.

My computer has:

i7 Core 960 2.67GHz
8GB Ram
1TB HDD (Win7 32bit installed)
600GB HDD

I purchased an OEM DVD of Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and an Intel 180GB SSD drive.

I want to install the SSD drive on the computer and install Win7 64bit OS as a DUAL BOOT. This way I will be able to choose to migrate my applications at my own pace. As I install a 64bit version of my Photoshop CS6 for example, I will delete it in the 32bit OS once I have all my settings, brushes etc. moved over.

Should I ?

1. Install the SSD and get it recognized by the BIOS and the 32bit OS.
2. Boot from the DVD of the 64bit OS and choose the SSD as the location of the installation.
3. Reboot the computer after installation complete

and at that point I should get the dual boot screen?

The above is how I understand the process based on some tutorials I've seen for dual booting XP and Vista. Does this work for Win7 32 and Win7 64?

Answer:Dual Boot Win7 32bit and Win7 64bit on a second SSD drive

Easy - install the SSD and disconnect all the HDDs. Then install Win7 on the SSD and make the SSD second in the boot sequence (first should be the CD/DVD reader). Then reconnect the HDDs.

When you want to boot from your 32bit system, temporarily change the boot sequence (usually via F12 at power-on).

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Hey guys, new here..

Have this BSOD problem while installing Win 7 as dual boot (XP pro sp3 already installed 1st as PRIMARY OS), actually it installs fine but when starting win 7 for the 1st time i get BSOD with this - 0x0000009C (0X00000000, 0X80DCB94C, 0X00000000, 0X00000000).

i googled & read something about memory module not properly seated in slot. So i took it out & installed it firmly inside the respective slots.Did a fresh format & installed Win7 but same problem..I should mention that my primary OS, Win XP pro SP3 is running smoothly without any glitches whatsoever..

I switched off all my HDD fans & exhaust fans inside the tower case & took out my EMU 0404 soundcard as well & format the 2nd partition & installed win7 but still get the same problem.

I have installed Win7 on a separate HDD before this & have no BSOD problems...it all started when trying to dual boot Win 7 with Win XP pro.Really need help here.....
Win XP on Partition 1, Win 7 on Partition 2, Partition 3 - Empty ( plan to install ubuntu after resolving this problem)
*Im currently running MemTest86+ v4 just to make sure my RAM is not the culprit...

Answer:BSOD while installing Win7 as dual boot...HELP!

Finished MemTest86+ v4, everything is fine no problems with RAM..

help someone...!!

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Hi guys,
I've temporarily set up a dual boot system (win7/win7) because my old one was really slowing down - even when I cleaned it up, and rather than format and reinstall, I decided to do a fresh install on a new drive.
So I've set up the new install of win7 on a second physical drive "V:/" and got all my applications installed and running the way I like them. Windows is also starting up much faster.

Now I've transferred everything across that I need from the old installation on "C:/", I'm ready to remove the old c:/ hard drive.

I'm worried what will happen to the v:/ drive. Can I revert this to a C:/ drive name without demolishing all the work I've done setting this up?

many thanks
Guy

Answer:Temporary Dual boot migration win7-win7

Go to Start/Search and type diskmgmt.msc, Right click the diskmgmt results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Disk Management window, If you are booted into Windows on the new install, it should read as Drive C: Is the C: and the V: drive on separate HDD's? Or on the same Disk?
In Windows 7 there should be a Hidden 100MB partition with no drive letter. This should include the boot file for both Windows 7 installations. So be careful and do not delete this file. If you remove the drive with the old Windows installation it should still work but you may need to repair the boot file. Use the free Easy BCD to remove the old Windows 7 boot file before removing the old Windows drive.

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OEM SSD Win7 64 bit on C: I installed a new SSD with Win7 64bit to use as a test drive, but I can't boot to it. I can see the new SSD drive when I am in C:. It is labeled as E: I never gave it a drive letter. Does Win7 issue drive letter sutomatically? When I go into the BIOS at boot up I can't see it. I can boot to it if I remove the power to the C: so it can only boot to the new SSD.

Answer:Dual Boot issues.. Win7 64 bit & Win7 64bit

Post a snapshot of a full screen Disk Management:

To open Disk Management, press Windows key+r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Make it full screen.

See here: How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums (says it's for Vista but also works with Win 7).

Once you have the image saved, click on the Paperclip Icon next to the Smiley Icon.
In the Manage Attachments window, click Browse and navigate to where you saved the image and select it.
Click the Upload button.
Close the Manage Attachments window.
Click on the Paperclip Icon again and select the image you uploaded. It will be placed in your post.

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I have a dual boot Win7 on C drive and WinXP on D. they are separate drives. usually I boot into Win7. today I was doing some work on WinXP. When I completed it and tried to go back to Win7 I got an error at the bottom of the black boot choice screen that said "Boot selection failed because a device attached to the system isn't accessible"

I have a trial edition of AYRecovery on my PC. It is a full version for two weeks. It hasn't expred yet. When I clicked AYrecovery to go back to an earlier time I a reboot and the same error message. When I tried this for every time I had listed on AY Recovery I had the same error.

I tried booting into SAFE Mode. I got the same error message

I tried booting from the Win7 disk I made when I bought it online and it wouldn't give me any choices.

What can I do?

My specs are above in the pc icon. So far I can boot into XP but not Win7
 

Answer:Solved: Win7 Won't boot in a dual Win7, Win XP System, HELP!

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Hi all,

I've read the great tutorials for many dual boot options.
Though I am missing one (at least I have not found it).
I am seeking advice about installing 2 versions of Windows 7 possibly on one disk to boot from with the bootmanager.
One version for productive use and the other version sort of as a sandbox to play and try apps and things.
Is there a tutorial or advice how to set up such a dual boot environment using the same Windows 7 license?
Thanks for mentioning helpful hints, tips, tricks and traps.

PS: also thanks a ton to the many really helpful tutorials - great forum!

Answer:Dual Boot Win7-Productive & Win7-Test

It would be the same as this: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

You will likely need a separate license to do what you want. But you can try it for 30 days to see if you want to keep it.

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So to further explain: I have a Core i7 920 with 4 gigs of RAM, 2 internal HDs. One of the HDs is the Startup Disk, and I had always left some space open for the day when I'd fill it with Win7, for a Dual-Boot machine. Well that day has come.

Question: can I install my same copy of XP (which is currently the Startup System,) onto the new partition, and then go buy an update of Win7, and update the version of XP that has now been installed onto the new partition, thereby giving me a working version of Win7 onto the new partition, while leaving the previously installed copy of XP untouched and functioning on my Startup Partition.

The object here, of course, is to save money. An update of Win7 is $119, whereas the full version is $199. I actually have already successfully installed XP onto the new partition, so I know that that part of the ordeal, technically, is possible. But I've not yet gotten to the point where I have the unreturnable copy of Win7 Update home, I open it up, and then only after I try to update only the version of XP onto the new partition that I somehow find out that, because of some unforeseen licensing round robin with MS, I'm not allowed to update only one of my versions of XP-but instead I have to do both-or nothing.

That wouldn't be good: I need both a working copy of XP and Win7 on my computer. Under the scenario that I've painted, I would then be forced to go out and buy a full version of Win7, while also having to keep the ... Read more

Answer:Dual Boot XP/XP and want to go to XP/Win7. Do I need to buy entire new copy of Win7/

No, not really legal, you will still have used the same XP license twice, which is not allowed.

Will anyone come arrest you for doing it, no.
 

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I was running a dual boot XP SP3/XP SP3 until I recently clean installed Win7 32bit on C: partition (while keeping the other XP install). I used a boot manager to "find" my XP install, and I now dual boot Win7/XP. Both OSes start and run like they are supposed to.

My issue is with Windows 7 MyDocuments security. Quite by accident, I discovered that when running XP, I could access, rename, change, and delete files in my Windows 7 MyDocuments folder. I went to Win7/Windows/system32 to see if I could rename or delete system files (yes, I made a backup just in case) but was denied. I booted into Win7 and tried the same thing to XP, but got the familiar "permission denied" popup.

Needless to say this was puzzling and very concerning as well. Why does Windows7 not give me a "permission denied" trying to access Win7/MyDocuments while in XP?

Answer:why can I access My Documents in Win7 from XP (Win7/XP dual boot)?

Because you are a user part of the Administrators group on Windows XP. Those part of the Administrators group have access to your user directory, its part of the permissions, in the Security tab.

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Hello folks and good day.

I've searched the forum and read so many different threads that now I'm confused about the proper way to accomplish the task at hand. To prepare, I've done the following: Downloaded and installed Reflect backup, EasyBCD version 1.7.2 and Partition Wizard. I've successfuly backed up the WinXP and Win7 partitions and have a Partition Wizard Boot disk burned to CD.

Here is a pic of my Disk Management screen:
I originally had WinXP then added Win7 in a dual boot setup. I haven't used WinXP for nearly a year so it needs to go. As you can see, XP is the primary partition and Win7 is a logical drive.

If I understand the steps correctly, I need to make C: active with EasyBCD, then I'm safe to format or delete the contents of the current XP partition? This is the point where I get confused. How do I get Win7 to the front of the HDD, or is it even critical to do that? I'm also confused about the proper steps to take with the Partition Wizard boot disk and/or the use of my Win7 DVD install disk.

I've tried to make myself ready to do this, but I think I've researched myself into a stupor. Please, someone straighten me out on the steps and order which I should do them.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Remove Win XP from dual boot with Win7. Win7 not at front of HDD.

First you'll need to convert C to Primary using Partition Wizard: How to set partition as Primary or Logical.

Then mark C Active: How to Set Active/Inactive partition -Partition Wizard Video Help.

Then click on HD to highlight and from Disk tab run Rebuild MBR: Rebuild MBR with Partition Wizard Rebuild MBR Video Help.

If Win7 doesn't start outright, boot into Installation DVD or System Repair Disk to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts on its own and holds the System Active labels.

Now that you know Win7 will boot on its own you can then delete XP to recover its space or image Win7 over there.

I would personally want Win7 at the front of the drive, which would need to be achieved by imaging it. You are in luck since having a WD HD qualifies you to use their superior imaging/cloning app at WD Acronis free cloning app. The Manual is there on the downloads page and easy to understand.

If the old install interferes use PW CD to Mark it Inactive until certain the newly imaged OS will start so you can delete it. If it fails to start up run Startup Repair again until it does.

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Hello,

I have dual boot in my laptop with Ubuntnu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Today after working on Ubuntu I restarted and switched to Windows and as soon as it logged in I noticed the battery was 0%. I thought maybe it was some kind of glitch or something (silly me!) so I just pulled the power supply and the laptop abruptly turned off. My laptop battery is completely dead now...won't charge at all and after that incident when I tried to log back into Windows it showed this error:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I don't have an installation disc, I tried pressing F8 and none of the options there helped. Ubuntu still works totally fine though. So I'm guessing it is not some hard drive crash and my data are fine in Windows but I just can't boot into it! Please Help!!

Answer:Dual Boot: Win7: Boot Manager Status: 0xc000000f boot selection failed

Are you using GRUB2 as bootmanager and is windows one of the options? Or do you start ubuntu from the win7 boot menu?

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Hi all,I just started having a problem with my PC that I can't figure out. I am dual booting Win7 & XP on a SSD each on their own partition. I have a second SATA hard drive that I use for a swapfile and data partition. I am getting a BSOD of death when I boot into WinXP but not Win7. So just for fun I took out the second hard drive and XP boots up just fine. So I figure I have a bad hard drive. So I put a new one in and I get the BSOD again when booting XP. So it isn't the hard drive. Can't be the SATA controller because Win7 will boot up just fine. When the BSOD comes up, it flashes for not even a second so I can't see what the error codes are. Appreciate any suggestions anyone might have. Thanks

Answer:Dual Boot Win7/XP - BSOD startup WinXP only!!

Your statement:"Can't be the SATA controller because Win7 will boot up just fine." reaches an un-merited conclusion.Since XP will boot without the second drive, why not then check what the error was... like in Event Viewer...? I think it will indicate your (above) assumption may not be sound.

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no immediate action I can tie this too - ie: recently loaded software
I have run the boot repair tool and no dice
I have tried safemodes (with/without network) and no dice
I have tried accessing a restore point but they are no longer there... so... no dice 
 
after digging at it with the windows CD... the repair scan, chkdsk with fix... etc... I've gotten several notices.. one for driver, one for registry... so not sure where to go
 
I can get to a command prompt, so I ran the FRST tool.. I have posted the output file below. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
 
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Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 23-09-2013
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-TDCI0OH on 22-09-2013 19:40:49
Running from G:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 10
Boot Mode: Recovery
The current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] - c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe [1356240 2013-06-20] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [SSDMonitor] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\PC Tools\sMonitor\SSDMonitor.exe [103904 2011-10-25] (PC Tools)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Adobe ARM] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe [958576... Read more

Answer:Win7 wont boot - BSOD and reset

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Hello all, I tried as best I could to search on this and saw a few similar threads but still cant get this to work right.

As the tittle says, I have a HP desktop that came with Vista, I partitioned my C drive (which already had a small partition from HP for the recovery stuff labeled D and made a "S" drive for the Win7 install.

I installed the copy of Win7 i made from the official ISO from MS and it works ok as long as the DVD is still in the drive...it asks to press any key to boot from cd or DVD, I leave it alone then my option screen comes up and I can pick from either vista or win7 just fine. If the DVD is NOT in the drive then the options I have are either vista or "Windows Setup" and in that case I get

File: \$WINDOWS..~BT\Windows\System32\winload.exe

Status: 0xc000000f
selected entry couuld not be loaded cuz missing or corrupt

I tried to do the automatic reapair in the WIN7 installer and sometimes it would come up as finding an error and says it fixed but most of the time it says there is nothing wrong.

Here is what I get from EasyBCD

Windows Boot Manager
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identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=E:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {9a59816e-a6d5-11db-bdbf-001a922a0d05}
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Answer:Vista/Win7..wont boot Win7 without DVD in drive

I just disconnected the other two drives in my PC (one is an IDE, the other a 1.5 TB sata),,,,, reformatted the partition i made on my main OS drive for the win7 install....re did the whole install process and now it dual boots just fine.

I guess somehow during the install process before some of the boot files got put on the other drive???

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If this question has been addressed elsewhere, please direct me there.

I have a duel hard drive, dual boot system. Before upgrading to Win10, I purchased a Samsung 850 EVO SSD drive. I cloned my Win7 HHD drive to the SSD. I then deleted different items on each of the drives based on what I was going to use the drive for. (Games and General Purpose computing) Next, I updated the general purpose HHD to Win10, intending to dual boot Win7 SSD for games.

After upgrading the HHD drive to Win10, I discovered that the Windows 7 OS installed on my SSD was declared invalid by Microsoft and would not boot. I called Microsoft and was told I needed my win7 install key. I recently moved and cannot find my win7 installation disk.

I have Belarc installed on both drives. Is there any way to recover the CD key from the windows 7 drive even though it will not boot?

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If this question has been addressed elsewhere, please direct me there.

I have a duel hard drive, dual boot system. Before upgrading to Win10, I purchased a Samsung 850 EVO SSD drive. I cloned my Win7 HHD drive to the SSD. I then deleted different items on each of the drives based on what I was going to use the drive for. (Games and General Purpose computing) Next, I updated the general purpose HHD to Win10, intending to dual boot Win7 SSD for games.

After upgrading the HHD drive to Win10, I discovered that the Windows 7 OS installed on my SSD was declared invalid by Microsoft and would not boot. I called Microsoft and was told I needed my win7 install key. I recently moved and cannot find my win7 installation disk.

I have Belarc installed on both drives. Is there any way to recover the CD key from the windows 7 drive even though it will not boot?

Answer:recover win7 drive use after install Win10 on 2 drive dual boot sys?

Showkey plus from this forum:
Showkey - Windows 10 Forums

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I recently clean-installed Win 7 Pro 64, followed by Ubuntu 14.10, both on an SSD(EFI) and set up for dual-boot. Win User files are relocated to d: drive (a Highpoint RocketRAID5 drive.)

Windows seems to work fine, except when I sleep or hibernate it. Sleep initiates correctly, but on reawakening, it allows login then BSODs. Hibernate works about the same.

Answer:BSOD on sleep and hibernate, Dual boot Win7 & Ubuntu 14

Multiple bugcheck codes are pointing the same thing. RocketRAID 640 SATA Controller.

Code:
BugCheck 50, {fffff880039ec0a8, 1, fffff880010829f9, 0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for rr64x.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for rr64x.sys

Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : rr64x.sys ( rr64x+179f9 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Code:
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8800110ecae, fffff880035dffb8, fffff880035df810}

Probably caused by : rr64x.sys ( rr64x+1cae )

Followup: MachineOwner
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And it is sort of old.

Code:
Image name: rr64x.sys
Timestamp: Thu Jun 07 12:49:37 2012 (4FD05609)
First search for any possible updates. If you dont find any feasible update, better you disable RAID.

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Hello!

I have a dell inspiron 1720 whose RAM and and disk space were upgraded recently. The HDD was added as secondary. In one HDD I run win 7 and the other winXP. When I did the WINXP install, I realized I was getting some blue screens when using windows, especially after the system's been in standby mode and then used, so I thought this had to do with the new RAM modules. So I ran memtest but it didn't find anything. I ran the Dell general system test and I found nothing, and today I ran the windows 7 memory diagnostic tool and it says there are no problems with my computer's RAM MEM.

I don't know what this computer has got itself into now. The BOSD began since the hardware upgrade. I'd appreciate any ideas, and I am attaching the requested info you guys explained in one post. I attached all the memdump files and the system reports.

Thanks! Looking forward to your reply

Specs:
Intel Centrino Duo 2.0
4gb (2 modules) kingston DDR2 667 mhz
250GB Fujitsu drive @ 5400 RPM
160GB Hitachi drive @ 7200 RPM
Creative HiFi external soundcard
Geforce 8600 GT (internal)
Windows 7 ultimate
The whole machine is 4 years old now

Answer:BSOD in Win7 and WinXP in dual boot machine after RAM and HDDupgrade

  
Quote: Originally Posted by alejohome


Hello!

I have a dell inspiron 1720 whose RAM and and disk space were upgraded recently. The HDD was added as secondary. In one HDD I run win 7 and the other winXP. When I did the WINXP install, I realized I was getting some blue screens when using windows, especially after the system's been in standby mode and then used, so I thought this had to do with the new RAM modules. So I ran memtest but it didn't find anything. I ran the Dell general system test and I found nothing, and today I ran the windows 7 memory diagnostic tool and it says there are no problems with my computer's RAM MEM.

I don't know what this computer has got itself into now. The BOSD began since the hardware upgrade. I'd appreciate any ideas, and I am attaching the requested info you guys explained in one post. I attached all the memdump files and the system reports.

Thanks! Looking forward to your reply

Specs:
Intel Centrino Duo 2.0
4gb (2 modules) kingston DDR2 667 mhz
250GB Fujitsu drive @ 5400 RPM
160GB Hitachi drive @ 7200 RPM
Creative HiFi external soundcard
Geforce 8600 GT (internal)
Windows 7 ultimate
The whole machine is 4 years old now



Simple!!

Your 5 year old Norton. I would remove and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials

http://us.norton.com/support/kb/web_...080710133834EN

Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials

Literally half of the OS needs updating.

These are ... Read more

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I am having trouble installing updates. I use Windows XP mostly but when I go back to Windows 7 I have 9 updates to install. They go through the install procedure but apparently does not install because the same thing happens again when i access Windows 7. I looked at the update history and it shows that mostly the failed updates has to do with office 2003, word viewer 2003, excel 2003 and ect.What causes this failure to update?

Answer:Can't update Win7 on XP & Win7 dual boot PC

Not always the updates on Microsoft operating system work as expected.Sometimes you can solve this problem by download and install the patches manually.http://www.microsoft.com/germany/te...The original poster should always write the last response !!!Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!

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Anyone try this yet... I have both Burned and was thinkin' of tryin' it...

System is a Gateway GT5026E PentiumD820 W/ 500gb Drive and 2gb Memory with Win7 32bit Clean Installed last week... Likin' the x86 Version and wanna see both without losin' the First...

Any program Issues I should watch for with Office2003 and the likes...???

Answer:Win7/Win7 x64 Dual Boot Partition

Hello oldewolfe,

You shouldn't have any problems with dual booting the 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 on separate drives or partitions. You can just install the other one on the other drive or partition and have the option to select either one at boot when it's done.

I'm not sure about Office 2003 though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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hello

I have no empty partition and I have Win7 in my system.

I now want to make it dual boot with Win8.

Can you advise me please about the procedures and tools needed for the fastest and safest way?

First, Win8 Enterprise is the only free evaluation, or there is a Pro VL evaluation edition available to the public? (I am not part of MSDN)
Second, I need to create a partition, right? Which program will do it safely?
Third, do I need a serial to install Win8?

any advise welcomed!

thanks!
 

Answer:Win7 -> Win7/Win8 dual boot

First, one no clue. I'm not sure if you can rearm the standard version like 7, but the normal version is available to download from Microsoft. Several links in the Slickdeals.net forums on how to download Windows 8 legit through Microsoft.

Second, right click My Computer>> Manage>>Storage>>Right Click your HDD and Shrink partition, then create a partition there or just leave the space and have Windows 8 create the partition there.

Third, no you do not need a Windows 8 key to install Windows 8. In that regard it works like 7.

I have not done a Win7/8 dual boot partition, I found no need because Windows 7 and 8 behave almost identical, but it "should" work similar to any traditional dual boot. You install one OS like 7 first one a small partition or create a partition, then install Windows 8 via the Custom install option and put it on the unpartitioned or partitioned space. Please someone correct me if I'm wrong, but in most regards, with the exception of a UEFI install, this is how you do it.
 

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This is like an odissey and I really hope someone can help me.

What I want to do look quite simple at a first glance: I want to make a dual boot system with win 7 in the main partition and win xp in a small and secondary partition.

I used Paragon Partition Manager to make C: (native with win7) and a small and empty D: where I want to install win xp.

However when I start my PC and boot from CD, win XP start to load his files but, after some minutes, a blue screen appears with:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down
(...)
*** STOP 0x0000007B (0xF78DE524, 0xXC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

a) I know I've a SATA HD and this is a problem, however the version of win Xp I "obtained" should have the drivers incorporated. It may not have the specific drivers of my motherboard, so I can try to incorporate them in the installation CD using NLITE but I don't know where to find them (not in the HP site obviously)

b) It may also be the installation CD is corrupted but I don't know how to check it

c) I don't want to use the paragon software to make a dual boot system because it will disable the partition with C: if something goes wrong with the installation of win Xp, I will not be able to boot win 7 so my PC will be useless (they suppose I will intall the software also in the XP installation, and from there load their boot manager)

d) I don't have floppy

e) I don't want to use a virtual machine

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My laptop is ... Read more

Answer:Dual boot XP and win7 - win7 native

One other thing: I know for sure the ISO image of my XP is not corrupted (it worked for a virtual machine) but I don't know how to check the integrity of the CD where I burnt the image (this gave my some problem, but later in the installation and not in the setup loading process).
So IMHO it may even be the XP CD is corrupted, but I don't think this is the problem at this step.

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i need to remove win7 from my dual booted system and go with win xp.

Answer:remove win7 from XP-Win7 dual boot

May I ask why, since Win 7 is such a nice system.

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I'm trying to do a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit but i can't get the installer to load.
I have access to a Xubuntu install and a OS X install.
The original hard drive Windows 7 was installed on stopped working completely. So, I've bought a brand new one.
I followed the steps I did the first time I installed Windows 7 - converting the iso to and img with OS X's hdiutil and the dd command to burn it to a USB.
This time I would just get a "please insert proper boot media" error.
I went to my Xubuntu computer (it's used like a chromebook - i'm not a big linux guy) and tried WinUSB.
These USB keys lead to a screen that had a flashing underscore a few spaces from the top of the screen.
It dawned on me that the first thing I did when I installed windows the first time was update the bios. So I tried flashing a few different BIOS versions, but none of them made a difference>
I really need help - I can't think of anything else to try
Thank you very much!
TL;DR
Cannot boot into Win7 installer. OS X made USB keys show "insert proper boot media" - Ubuntu made keys show "flashing underscore" - Tried 3 different BIOS versions. Win7 -has- worked here before...
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Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Motherboard
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650
Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR3
Corsair 750W*
 

Answer:Cannot boot into Win7 installer. "insert proper boot media" and "flashing underscore"

From where did you buy Windows 7 Ultimate? Did you not get a set of two DVDs with your purchase?
 

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Hey guys,

I was wondering, I have win7 Prof. RC installed on my desktop PC at the moment and recently bought a broken second hand laptop with Win 7 Ultimate on it(OEM).

I was wondering, can I set up a dual boot system with the RC and OEM on my desktop.

The desktop has two HDD and would like the win7 to be installed on different hdds.

- Is this possible without experiencing any problems?
- Will this cause any problems to my hardware?

Tnx

Answer:Win7 RC and Win7 OEM dual boot

As the Win7 RC is Time limited, I would advice you to buy a RTM.

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I know therre id a section that talks about dual boot issue or how to.

Answer:I need a dual boot for an win7 SSD an one more Win7 SSD

Install W7 to 1 ssd then install it to the other ? Is that what you want to do ?

You drop your disc in, install 7 to the 1st ssd, when you`re done , drop in your disc and install 7 to your 2nd ssd. That`s all there is to it.

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Hello dear sirs,

I helped a friend replace his MB after failure, exactly same MB only new version (2 .1 not 2 - Gigabyte 970A-DS3P) He has a dual boot and Win 8.1 works fine but Win 7 doesn't. Repair doesn't resolve problem. Have looked at various fixes including Command Prompt Dir fix and Paragon software. We are concerned that re-installation will overwrite valuable files. I was wondering what you would advise, we are assuming that a re-installation will probably be needed but would appreciate some advice as to the best course of action.

Thanks ever so much in advance for any help you might be able to offer.

All the very best, May the 4th be with ...always...


 

Answer:New MB Old MB failure no Win7 boot issue (Dual Boot system Win8 fine)

System Model
Windows 8.1 Professional (x64) (build 9600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Installed: 2/4/2015 4:22:57 AM
Boot Mode: Legacy BIOS in UEFI (Secure Boot not supported) Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
3.93 gigahertz AMD FX-6350 Six-Core
288 kilobyte primary memory cache
6144 kilobyte secondary memory cache
8192 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (3 total)
Hyper-threaded (6 total) Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. 970A-DS3P
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
UEFI: American Megatrends Inc. FB 10/31/2014
Drives Memory Modules c,d
2500.51 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
1774.72 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device [Optical drive]
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device [Optical drive]
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device [Optical drive]
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device [Optical drive]
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-224DB [Optical drive]

SanDisk Cruzer Blade USB Device (16.01 GB) -- drive 3, s/n 20051233900C67C09D2A
WDC WD1003FZEX-00MK2A0 [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 2, s/n WD-WCC3F2DY9DK4, rev 01.01A01, SMART Status: Healthy
WDC WD1003FZEX-00MK2A0 [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 1, s/n WD-WCC3FJZZ4LU2, rev 01.01A01, SMART Status: Healthy
WDC WD5000AAKS-00UU3A0 [Hard drive] (500.11 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WCAYUJ466801, rev 01.03B01, SMART Status: Healthy 8160 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

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Hi I updated my Lenovo ThinkCentre m92p tiny 3237-A1G to the BIOS version 9SKT59A.I use an OCZ SSD with GRUB2 and Linux/Win7 dual boot (GPT/UEFI) without any problem.After the BIOS update there was SecureBoot enabled and I couldn't obviously boot GRUB2.Then I disabled SecureBoot and changed the Boot order, but when I try to include the SSD with x it disappears in the list of the excluded boot devices but don't appear in the included devices. Now I am only able to boot via USB stick where a grub2 is also installed. I am pretty sure this is a BIOS bug!Anyone else can confirm that or solved such a probem? Cheersmijenix













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Answer:M92p Tiny - no Disk boot after update BIOS to 9SKT59A (dual boot Linux/Win7) GPT/EFI

Hello, I also have same problem on Lenovo M92p 3212-BL3 with BIOS version 9SKT39A. I use an OCZ SDD Vertex 2 with Windows 7 x64 only. The SSD disappears from the list on included and excluded boot SATA devices. The SATA ports still appears but with empty device.  It seems BIOS issue, hope Lenovo will fix this issue ASAP. 

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I have XP (x86) installed on one partition.

Last night I installed Windows 7 (x64) on a separate partition.

Anytime I had tried this in the past, using Vista, it always detected the Windows XP partition, and gave me a boot menu with "Earlier Version of Windows" option to boot to.

This is not so with Windows 7.

How can I get the boot menu to show both options, to boot to XP or to Win7?

Thank you

Answer:boot menu doesn't show up - XP and Win7 dual boot

Try this tutorial.

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Guys..!!! i was trying installing xp sp3 in xp..!!! got a fatal error (Boot Manager not found) which left me a dual boot menu, ie

"Which os u want to run
Xp professional
Xp professional setup "

now i installed win 7, thnx to a software named "EASYBCD" got rid of XP but still it shows dual boot..!!

now

Windows7
Xp professional Setup

how to get ride of this setup frm boot
can any1 help me...????

i havn't isntalled the os in different drives..!! everthing was i C drive
eventhought i deleted the windows.old folder..!! which contained the xp files.

How to get rid of this Xp professional setup frm the boot guys..??

Answer:Dual Boot ( Xp professional Setup with Win7 ) in boot menu

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map with listings, using Snipping Tool ni STart Menu.

Do you remember which partition you tried to install XP upon? Normally you would just delete that partition in Disk Management, providing it is not already System Active. So let us see the Disk Mgmt screenshot, and tell us what is on each partition.

EasyBCD does not get rid of the partial XP install you have on there, just the boot listing. You still need to find and delete it from where it was installed.

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Hey there,

Had W7 beta on my notebook as a dual boot (its was on the second partition). Im now selling the notebook so have wiped the partition with W7 leaving XP Home on it. The only problem is the dual boot loader / manager still pops up everytime the PC boots up.

How do I remove this?

I've googled and tried Disk Manager, Advanced options, MSCONFIG to set boot.ini etc but it doesnt seem to work.

Any advice appreciated thanks

Rik
 

Answer:Had Win7 as dual boot on XP system - how do I remove boot menu?

You could run recovery from an XP disc and in the dos prompt use:

fixmbr (that should remove the Vista/Windows 7 boot loader)
bootcfg /rebuild

more about bootcfg here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291980
 

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Help

I can't boot into my xp drive from my Dual boot system. Primary and default boot is Win7 Secondary boot is WinXP. Both OS's are on separate drives. When I try to boot into the XP drive My error msg says:

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll. Please re-install a copy of the above file."

So far to this this I have reinstalled a Norton Ghost image of Windows 7. No Joy. I also tried to fix the boot sector from Windows 7 by using the repair function when installing the operating system. No Joy.

Evidently there are some other commands could use from the command prompt? Would they help. I have been using Windows since 1998 but I never learned the boot sector very well and am lost when trying to fix it.
 

Answer:Cannot boot into XP drive in Win7/XP Dual Boot System.

Install EasyBCD free version in Windows 7 and use it to add XP to the boot menu.

https://neosmart.net/Download/Register/1
 

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Hello,

I'm searched around for possible clues or solutions for what's going on with my system. No luck.

I have a win7 and xp dual boot. They had been working fine, until one day I couldn't get on XP anymore. It'd just freeze while loading, whether it is safe mode, normal, you name it.
I had to do a system restore on the Win7, because of a video card problem.. now I can't get on it either. It works 1 out of 50 times. After doing more and more restores and trying to go in safe mode etc etc..

All that aside, for some reason now I can't seem to boot anything out of my CD Drives. I switch up the order, have switched them, tried only one, switched IDE cables, they work on windows.. they just don't seem to boot anything. I've tried several self boots dics now. Nothing.
Any idea on how this issue? I certainly appreciate it.
Thank you.

Answer:CD Drives boot problems (win7/xp dual boot)

Welcome!

Have you tried a Startup Repair?

~Jonathan

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WIN7-XP DUAL BOOT FILES - to save to backup

I have win7 and XP as dual boot on same HDD. WinXP installed first. Works fine.

I use a backup/restore program to make images of each O/S - seperately and regularly.

However, it's not made for a dual boot machine according to the manufacturer.

When I restore Win XP, it works perfectly every time, so far.

However, when I restore Win 7, it refuses to boot into Win7 and has to be repaired with the original Win7 disc.

I can always get into either XP OR Win7. So a copy of the relevant boot files for each system, (copied and saved onto each O/S), could easily be pasted back into the partition that fails to boot -by doing it from within the O/S partition that will boot.

Can anyone tell me what are the relevant files for each system please (and where to find them) so I can copy & save them onto each O/S?. I can then easily restore them after an image restore that won't boot.

Thank you in anticipation.
 

Answer:Solved: Win7/XP Dual Boot,-Boot Files

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I have a Windows 10 PC that is online 24/7, but when I start up a Windows 7 PC on the same network, it never sees the Win10 system after it finishes booting. I have to reboot the Win10 system while the Win7 system is still running in order for the Win7 system to get the Win10 system to appear in its network connections. They're connected via a Netgear WNDR3700v4 router.

I've been troubleshooting this on and off for the past few weeks but have yet to nail down what may be causing this. Anone have any idea what's going on here?

Thanks folks

Answer:Win7 PC not seeing online Win10 PC after boot

try to disable the power safe feautes for the network cards

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I have a Windows 10 PC that is online 24/7, but when I start up a Windows 7 PC on the same network, it never sees the Win10 system after it finishes booting. I have to reboot the Win10 system while the Win7 system is still running in order for the Win7 system to get the Win10 system to appear in its network connections. They're connected via a Netgear WNDR3700v4 router.

I've been troubleshooting this on and off for the past few weeks but have yet to nail down what may be causing this. Anone have any idea what's going on here?

Thanks folks

Answer:Win7 PC not seeing online Win10 PC after boot

try to disable the power safe feautes for the network cards

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After having installed video driver from LG my WIn7 won't boot anymore, neither normal boot nor safe or other boot type.
With installation DVD, Startup repair cannot repair the computer automatically and I get following problem description:

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Problem Signature
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature03: unknown
Problem Signature04: 21199544
Problem Signature05: ExternalMedia
Problem Signature06: 17
Problem Signature07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
LocaleID: 1033
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and following details:

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root cause found:
boot critical file C:\windows\system32\drivers\msahci.sys is corrupted

repair action: file repair
result: failed. error code=0x2
time taken =1123ms

repair action: system file integrity check and repair
result: failed. error code=0x490
time taken=132632
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I rebuild the BCD through bootrec.exe but problem is still there.
No boot, no safe boot but error:

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Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer
2. Choose language setting then click next
3. Click ?repair your computer?

File: \windows\system32\drivers\msahci.sys
status: 0xc0000098

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An Hard disk of a friend (with win 7) doesn't boot anymore. The win7 installation disk cannot find the original OS on it but, if you open a shell from the recovery win7 page, you see the drive and all the files in the boot directory.
I then attached this HDD to my PC via USB and one of the 3 partition of the disk has no letter (it was D:\) and it is not visible by my OS (a win 7 64bits). From my win7 disk management I'm unable to assign a letter (error = the operation failed because the disk management console is not up-to-date .. and a refresh and reboot doesn't help).

With TESDISK 6.12 I have the following info in the log:

Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive5 - 400 GB / 372 GiB - CHS 48641 255 63, sector size=512

Analyse Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive5 - 400 GB / 372 GiB - CHS 48641 255 63
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
NTFS at 0/32/33
NTFS at 12748/183/44

test_FAT()
3 P FAT16 LBA 24222 0 1 48640 254 63 392291235
sector_size 512
cluster_size 8
reserved 0
fats 0
dir_entries 0
sectors 0
media F8
fat_length 0
secs_track 63
heads 255
hidden 389126430
total_sect 0
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 0E
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2
Current partition structure:
1 P HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 12748 183 43 204806144
2 P HPFS - NTFS 12748 183 44 24221 217 60 184315904 [n]
Invalid FAT boot sector
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Answer:win7 deos not boot anymore & no letter

.. some more steps:
with Acronis I change the partition (ex d:\) from primary to logical.
Now I can assign a letter and read it.
The TESTDISK 6.12 ouput now is:
Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive5 - 400 GB / 372 GiB - CHS 48642 255 63
NTFS at 0/1/1
filesystem size 389126367
sectors_per_cluster 8
mft_lcn 786432
mftmirr_lcn 2
clusters_per_mft_record -10
clusters_per_index_record 1
HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 24221 254 63 389126367
NTFS, 199 GB / 185 GiB
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 06
FAT16 >32M 24222 1 2 48640 254 63 392291171
file_win32_pread(104,8,buffer,781422814(48641/81/47)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(104,1,buffer,781422814(48641/81/47)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(104,8,buffer,781422942(48641/83/49)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(104,8,buffer,781423070(48641/85/51)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(104,8,buffer,781423198(48641/87/53)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(104,8,buffer,781423326(48641/89/55)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(104,8,buffer,781423454(48641/91/57)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(104,8,buffer,781423582(48641/93/59)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(104,8,buffer,781423710(48641/95/61)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(104,8,buffer,781423838(48641/97/63)) read err: read after end of file
file_w... Read more

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After having installed video driver from LG my WIn7 won't boot anymore, neither normal boot nor safe or other boot type.
Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically with installation DVD and I get following problem descriptio:

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Problem Signature
Problem Event Name:    StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature01:    6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature02:    6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature03:    unknown
Problem Signature04:    21199544
Problem Signature05:    ExternalMedia
Problem Signature06:    17
Problem Signature07:    CorruptFile
OS Version:    6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
LoaleID:    1033
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Obviously new monitor has been removed and old monitor is used.
I can provide setupapi.dev.log where last operation recorded was video driver installation.
What could I do to solve the problem?
Thanks in advance.

Ciao

Fabio

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Hi!
I'm new here, and i need your help. I had until last week win7 rc7100 64-bit ultimate installed and it worked great, and then i installed Need for speed Most wanted and suddenly bsod appeared. I was playing for about 5 minutes when it happened. I didn't have any problems with any other game before, even newer games. When computer rebooted after bsod, i couldn't get into windows anymore. It just rebooted in the middle of loading screen, sometimes it even came to desktop screen and then again rebooted.
I couldn't do nothing, until i turned off the computer and turned it back on after a couple of minutes. I thought it was overheating problems (strange though).
Ok, so i installed a fresh copy of win7 professional, got everything up and running, it worked ok until again i played NFS:MW and same thing happened again. So i decided to try testing RAM with memtest, which i couldnt get to work. I burned iso file of memtest to cd, so i would run from dos, before booting to win. I changed boot device priority in bios, to first boot cd-rom, saved and rebooted, and then the monitor just went blank (out of range or something).
So everytime i turned the computer off an on again,changed in bios to first boot cd-rom, and monitor went blank...so much for testing RAM. I also tried testing the computer with default testing tool, which windows offers you in f8 mode before booting to windows, and it said there is some kind of hardware error.
I attached the minidump file of the bsod i got, an... Read more

Answer:win7 crashes during game, then won't boot anymore

Two possible likely causes are the antivirus you're running and/or drivers in use.

Completely uninstall antivirus from the system. Update all drivers you can find for the machine, especially chipset from Asus and video from ATI/AMD.

Let us know after you've done this. If there are further problems, we can really start to look at the hardware.


Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [E:\Temp\Rar$DI00.312\110509-14632-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a09000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c46e50
Debug session time: Thu Nov 5 15:18:12.353 2009 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:06:43.883
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
......
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* Bugcheck Analysis ... Read more

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Hello,

Compared to my Win7 installation, my Win10 boots up way slower than Win7 ever did.
Relevant hardware: [email protected], 8GB 1600/CL7 RAM, Samsung 840 SSD.
Fresh installation has been done after the initial upgrade, all drivers seem to be OK.

What I did was check the Event Viewer for boot performance, and it reports:
Windows has started up:
Boot Duration : 47008ms
IsDegradation : false
Incident Time (UTC) : ‎2015‎-‎08‎-‎13T07:42:34.576341100Z
and
This application took longer than usual to start up, resulting in a performance degradation in the system startup process:
File Name : svchost.exe
Friendly Name : Host Process for Windows Services
Version : 10.0.10240.16384 (th1.150709-1700)
Total Time : 6261ms
Degradation Time : 1261ms
Incident Time (UTC) : ‎2015‎-‎08‎-‎13T07:42:34.576341100Z

Now, the svchost.exe with its 6 seconds don't think that it's relevant.
However 47seconds for the boot on the fast SSD and 4.8Ghz is ridiculous.

It usually waits a bit before going into windows (I have it set to log in automatically), and then it comes into windows, where it loads couple of programs, including Kaspersky, but waits for the whole another batch of programs, when it then finalizes the boot.

What can I do to troubleshoot any more? I am kinda out of ideas how to check what's blocking it.

Answer:Slow boot on Win10 compared to Win7

Slow it is.
Its not just slow on boot [take a coffee break...] but shutdown, restart, find anything, click Explorer.
I was hoping it was just the Tech Previews that were slower than vista.... but not so. the General release version is slower, if anything.

quite frustrating. this is making 8.1 look like the most underrated OS in computing history. its like lightning compared to this

Also I note that changing advanced sys properties to "Performance" mode had zero effect other than making things uglier. no change in stopwatch.

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Hi
Sorry if this has been covered but for some reason I can't get the search feature to work.

I have had Vista Ult (C) and XP pro (D) working in a dual boot for a while now without issue. I decided to install Windows 7 on the Vista partition.

1. I backed everything up.
2. I booted to the Win7 disk, when it came to the partitions, I selected the Vista partition and then the format option. It completed in seconds.
3. I installed Win 7 on the newly formatted partition.
4. Everthing went fine until reboot, it now boots straight to Win 7 without a boot screen where I can select which OS to start.

I looked in System Properties > Startup and recovery, only Windows 7 is listed.

The XP partition still shows up in Windows explorer and Disk management. After much googling I have found plenty with the same problem but no answer.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Jaymes

EDIT
I found how to add XP to the boot screen from the sticky but when I choose XP from the list, I am asked to run recovery. Below that it just says File: ntldr
 

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Help. I have a dual boot Win7 - XP computer. They are on 2 separate drives. Default boot is Windows 7. Win7 boots fine. I can't get into Windows XP. I get a "Can't Find NTLDR" error. I can see what is on the Windows XP disk fine from Windows 7 I just can't boot into it. I have both my windows 7 and Windows XP boot disks.

I have already tried restoring both the Windows xp and the Windows 7 drives using Norton Ghost 15. No Joy.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

KY
 

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After the expiry of the RC on my test PC I have recently purchased Windows 7 for my main machine, since it's so much better than Vista and I need (okay, want) the DirectX capability it affords. A fresh install was the ideal time for a spring clean as well.Being a skinflint Yorkshireman I decided to go for Home Premium and dual boot it with my copy of XP rather than pay for Pro/Ultimate with virtual XP. No problems getting this sorted - formatted hard drive (after imaging), partitioned equally, installed XP Pro on one and Win7 on the other.My problem, albeit a small one, is this: after the boot manager comes up asking which version of Windows to boot, if I select Win7 (default) the OS loading screen comes up almost instantaneously whereas if I select 'an older version' I get a black screen for approx 30 seconds before the XP loading screen appears. Once into either OS the PC runs flawlessly.I wouldn't have thought so, but does this have anything to do with XP and 7 being on different partitions? They are both on the same HDD (WD Raptor) but is the boot manager on the Win7 partition and taking a while to get its head around XP being separate? I also thought about the SATA connection being loose but it appears fine and I never had this delay prior to formatting (when I just had XP as a solo OS). I could understand if they both had a delay then it may be a hardware issue, but I don't know what it could be. Obviously specs can be posted if necessary, but I figure it's more the boo... Read more

Answer:XP Boot Time (Dual Boot with Win7)

May be something to do with the fact you can only have one "system" partition on a drive and XP is not on it when asked to boot XP.

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I had WIN 7 on my desktop computer did the upgrade to WIN10 free. Everything was working fine then one day I turned on the computer and received a boot disk error. I went into BIOS and tried booting from there and it worked the first time. A couple weeks later we had a storm and I think my computer was on during it. I tried powering on the CPU the next day and it gave me the boot disk error again. I went into the BIOS and tried booting from there and it didn't work came back to the boot disk error. I tried all options in the BIOS to boot CPU from and nothing works. I went online to see if there was a boot disk for WIN10. On Microsoft's web site they had a medicreationtool you can download a copy of WIN10. I tried doing this and downloaded it more then once since the first time wouldn't open the download. I finally have it saved to a flash drive and nothing else is on the flash drive. I tried to reboot from the flash drive and receive the bootdisk error on one option and the UEFI flash drive gives me a DISK I/O error. I have a friend that will be coming down around the 31st who built it for me to look at it. I wanted to see if someone here could help me get my computer back up and running. Thank you very much.

Very RespectfullyAndy

Answer:Win 10 boot disk error after upgrading from Win7 to Win10

First question. What exactly is on the flash drive? Is it just the ISO file itself (one file), or is it the extracted contents of the ISO file (a Windows setup folder structure, with a setup.exe file in the root folder)?

Second, is the flash drive formatted as FAT32?

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Here's what I did to get this issue:
- With EasyBCD, create new entry on newly shrinked and partioned HDD space for Win7
- Install Win7 from USB
- On the first reboot of the install, the pc boots from the USB again as if its forgotten that it just initialized win7.
- I figure whatever and try to install it again and now only my external HDD is displayed in the list of available storage.
- Went into BIOS to try and force boot from the installed HDD, but only my USB was showing so neither of my 2x HDD and 1x SSD were detected.
- Pull out USB and exit BIOS without saving changes.
- Tells me there is nothing to boot from at all.
- I press the reset button on my PC
- Now I get 2x Win7 entries and 1x Win10 entry. I select the first win7 entry which apparently was the right one.
- Proceeded to finish installation of Win7 with no USB plugged in.
- The 2nd win7 entry disappeared after the 2nd install reboot

Now here's the strange part, when I select win10 to boot, I get the "windows is loading files" screen as if I were going to install win7 but once the grey loading bar hits the end, the win10 logo pops into place and then the loading dots in the bottom of the screen are overlaid on top of the win7 loading bar, its looking really strange and then it proceeds to boot into the blue "fix my PC" screen.
I tried to repair for boot failure but that didn't work.

How can I fix my boot? Don't tell me I have to do a clean win10 install please.

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I had WIN 7 on my desktop computer did the upgrade to WIN10 free. Everything was working fine then one day I turned on the computer and received a boot disk error. I went into BIOS and tried booting from there and it worked the first time. A couple weeks later we had a storm and I think my computer was on during it. I tried powering on the CPU the next day and it gave me the boot disk error again. I went into the BIOS and tried booting from there and it didn't work came back to the boot disk error. I tried all options in the BIOS to boot CPU from and nothing works. I went online to see if there was a boot disk for WIN10. On Microsoft's web site they had a medicreationtool you can download a copy of WIN10. I tried doing this and downloaded it more then once since the first time wouldn't open the download. I finally have it saved to a flash drive and nothing else is on the flash drive. I tried to reboot from the flash drive and receive the bootdisk error on one option and the UEFI flash drive gives me a DISK I/O error. I have a friend that will be coming down around the 31st who built it for me to look at it. I wanted to see if someone here could help me get my computer back up and running. Thank you very much.

Very RespectfullyAndy

Answer:Win 10 boot disk error after upgrading from Win7 to Win10

First question. What exactly is on the flash drive? Is it just the ISO file itself (one file), or is it the extracted contents of the ISO file (a Windows setup folder structure, with a setup.exe file in the root folder)?

Second, is the flash drive formatted as FAT32?

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