xp/7 dual boot restart problem

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by outcastc, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. outcastc

    outcastc MDL Novice

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    #1 outcastc, Feb 22, 2010
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    I have a problem with dual boot.
    After opening win7 , when i want to switch to xp the computer restarts after i select "microsoft xp" in the boot screen b4 i can see any icon. It also does the same in the opposite way. Any1 have this problem b4?
     
  2. beamslider

    beamslider MDL Senior Member

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    Really not enough information here to give any help. Did it work before? Did you just install Windows 7 and it doesn't work? Are they installed on different hard drives? Are they installed on the same hard drive, different partitions? If installed on the same partition, not gonna work.

    If you installed Windows 7 after then it should pick up the installation and set up the boot menu to work correctly.
     
  3. outcastc

    outcastc MDL Novice

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    #3 outcastc, Feb 23, 2010
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    i firstly installed xp , then win7.
    They are on the same hard disk but in different partition.
    XP is x86 , win7 is x64.
    it never worked properly. What else do you need?
    i also have no problems with boot screen. I installed EasyBCD
     
  4. zebidee2

    zebidee2 MDL Novice

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    Did you ever resolve this dual boot restart problem? I am experiencing exactly the same thing and would appreciate any help
     
  5. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    I have a multi SATA board. (8 infact,counting E-SATA). The easiest way i find to have more than one OS,2,3 or maybe 4 including MAC OSX is to have them on different drives alltogether.
    Load each OS onto it's own drive without any other drive being plugged in.
    Then plug em all in and in the BIOS select whith hard drive to boot first.

    No mess no fuss.Easy..
     
  6. zebidee2

    zebidee2 MDL Novice

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    I am using a laptop with only one HD. I cannot understand why I have had no problem like this with the many other dual or triple boot systems I have set up.