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cant log on win 7 after reformatting xp

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    i have a dual boot with windows xp and windows 7, but after reformatting XP, windows 7 no longer shows up when i start my pc. i know its still there cuz on my computer it still says windows 7 under hard disk drives.
     
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    install EasyBCD and reinstall the bootloader. the XP one has replaced your windows 7 bootloader
     
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    so what do i do in this prog? its installing rit now


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    that is for windows vista. i have windows 7
     
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    go to the bootloader section i think and click reinstall vista bootloader (same thing as windows 7)

    you should also see your old menu entries when you launch the program.
     
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    -restarting-
     
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    just stick in the win7 DVD, click on repair startup.... If that doesn't work, go into command prompt and type:

    bootrec /FixBoot
     
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    easy bcd didnt work ima try the windows 7 cd
     
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    ok i used my windows 7 cd and now my pc starts and loads windows 7, but it doesnt give me the option to load windows xp. and on the advanced startup options it doesnt show windows xp, only windows 7
     
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    You said you reformatted XP in your first post. :confused:
     
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    very good you can read. i obviously reinstalled it
     
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    I don't know if Erocker has ESP or not, but You did not tell us you re-installed it.
    I would not get snippy, when these are the people who help you when you ask for help.:shadedshu
     
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    i know i didnt say i reinstalled xp on my earlier post, as you can see, if you can read, i said it was obvious i did, unless you can find a way to install easybcd without an os
     
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    repairing the bootloader would remove the windows xp which would have been there. now use the program i told you about and add a windows xp entry to the menu
     
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    k testing now.


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    yay it worked thankies :D
     
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    no problem :)
     
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    Uhh yeah, dude, I can read and if you don't know, you can boot to a disk like Ultimate boot CD (http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/)and customize it so you can fix those troubles...without the OS:nutkick:

    You need to read this: idiot.jpg
     
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    already fixed
     

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