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Topic # 56805 24-Jan-2010 18:08
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I was using windows 7 and i decided to install Windows XP into Dual boot onto a secondary hard drive on my computer. After installing XP i cannot boot into windows 7, It doesnt even come up in dual boot menu. Any ideas on how to fix this issue?

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  Reply # 292718 24-Jan-2010 18:41
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You need to install XP first, then Windows7.

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  Reply # 292724 24-Jan-2010 19:07
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If I remember correctly from the Vista days, you can get back the Windows 7 boot loader (which will also be able to list XP) by inserting the Windows 7 set up disc, going into a "Repair computer" option and using "Startup repair".

I believe the Vista one is similar to the Windows 7 boot loader in most ways

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  Reply # 292731 24-Jan-2010 19:32
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I fixed it.

I poped in the w7 disc and got to the cmd prompt then typed "bootrec /rebuildbcd"

it let me boot onto windows 7 but not XP, but i dont care about XP

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  Reply # 292749 24-Jan-2010 21:31
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download easybcd to fix the xp bit if you want.

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