Windows XP install screwed partition letters - Windows 7 wont boot...

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by SFTNG, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. SFTNG

    SFTNG MDL Novice

    Oct 28, 2009
    I installed today a Win XP on the second partition of a Dell Inspiron laptop - on the C: partition was installed Win7. During the setup there was created a special system reserved partion - C:, and the original win7 system partition was renamed as D. So, of course, it wont boot. XP installed on G: drive, no problems here.

    I need on the laptop both XP and Windows 7, how can i recover Win 7 to a fully functional state, and still keeping XP?... I guess MBR went pretty f*d up...
  2. 0ldBear

    0ldBear MDL Novice

    Jul 29, 2009
    or you could start an install of win7 and it should offer to fix the mbr.

  3. frisbee66

    frisbee66 MDL Addicted

    Jul 30, 2009
  4. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

    Nov 14, 2008
    Dude, this is a hella easy fix lol. I did the same thing once and all I had to do was insert my win7 install disk and select "Repair" it will find some issues with either the BCD or the actual boot system during the autofix process. Let it fix that issue and wala, it works again. The best advice I would give you to prevent this issue coming from someone who dual boots xp and win7 is to always install the older OS first. If you installed XP then win7 you would not have this problem dude. That is the best advice I could give you for the future lol
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