Boot Windows 7 64

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by zam, May 6, 2009.

  1. zam

    zam MDL Novice

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    Trying to boot windows 7rc 64 on a second hard drive but receive this message: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccesible. Have windows vista 32 on first drive. Had windows 7 7100 32 on second drive and it worked ok. Formated before trying to install again.
     
  2. jupier2k

    jupier2k MDL Member

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    If you fresh install x64 and format the partition , boot manager should pick up the 64bit partition. Otherwise try using EasyBCD to sort out the boot sequence.

    I have Vista x32 = disk 1 Win7 x64 = disk 3 . no problem boot to either OS!
     
  3. zam

    zam MDL Novice

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    windows 7 64

    Here is the message I get.
     

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  4. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    cross platform (x86 to x64 and vise-versa) upgrades are not supported nor will a 64-bit installer run a 32-bit OS. If you want to run both, unplug your first hard drive, boot off the CD and install the OS on your second hard drive. The reason I say unplug is that this way it will install a boot loader on the second drive so when you are done with your Windows 7 install or Windows Vista install there are not extra entries or stuff to clean up in the boot loader.
     
  5. zam

    zam MDL Novice

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    When I boot with only second drive conected I get: Reboot and select proper boot device. In bios it says 32 bit on both hard drives. Is this what it is supposed to be.
     
  6. jupier2k

    jupier2k MDL Member

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    Are you using a SLIC hardmode or softmode to boot your OS ?

    I have tried both SLIC and softmode to dual boot Visat SP1/ win 7 and VistaSp2 / Win7 with no issue.

    OK. this is what I did initially before Update bios SLIC and using with softmode only.

    HDisk1 = 750G (3 partitions) HDisk2 = 750G (3 partitions) Hdisk3 =500G (3 partition.

    Install VistaSp2x86 Hdisk 1 >> partiton 1 then used MS Windows Vista Developer Activation make it genuine.

    Next install Win7x64 RC7100 on >>format HDISK3 partition 1

    Win 7 jsut pick up the boot sequence. no problem.


    later updated my bios using SLIC and I reinstalled the OS the boot sequence is exactly the same as using the softmode.

    Since then I have formatted HDisk3 partition 1 and install VistaSP2 x64
    'cause I find out VistaSP2 is slightly faster and I like the dreamscence option!!
     
  7. zam

    zam MDL Novice

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    windows 7 64

    When I boot into my second drive I get: BOOTMGR is missing
     
  8. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    you get that message because the boot loader is not on that drive and is there even an OS on that drive? If you have an OS on that drive and want to have the boot loader on it then unplug your primary drive and just put in your Windows 7 disk and select repair my computer and it should repair it for you automatically.
     
  9. zam

    zam MDL Novice

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    I have to go away for 1 week so will try to download a new program when I get back and I will let you know how that works. I have attached a picture of my system.
     

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  10. zam

    zam MDL Novice

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    bought dvd-r and it worked. Was using dvd+r which did not work. Now I am having trouble finding drivers for Linksys Wireless-N USB Network Adapter model WUSB300N.
     
  11. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    use the vista drivers on Linksys's site or keep the device plugged in and check windows update.
     
  12. armada

    armada MDL Addicted

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    wait im having this same issue with a dual boot 32 vista and 64 bit win 7.. so are you saying just by switching media it worked?? or did you still have to remove one drive for it to work right?? more info please
     
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  13. zam

    zam MDL Novice

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    My install disk that came with Linksys WUSB300N wireless adapter did not work for windows 7 64 bit so I downloaded drivers from Linksys site and it works now.
    Thanks for all the help everyone.