Recent content by gidoro

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    Win7 shutdown problem

    My system boots XP, Vista and Win7 Ultimate, which was recently installed. When I shutdown in Win7 the system closes, but the computer stays on. I know it is not the computer because XP and Vista have no problems turning off the computer. I can't seem to find a setting that actually controls...
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    Already tri-booting xp/xp/vista; Would like to add win7

    Almost there! All four OS are displayed in the boot menu with Win7 and Vista booting fine, however only XP1 boots. It seems that easyldr2 also loads XP1. Is there anyway to edit or debug easyldr2, if that is the problem? Before reading the boot process wiki, I thought the XP boot.ini files...
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    Already tri-booting xp/xp/vista; Would like to add win7

    The bootable partition manager, Partition Wizard 5.2, didn't work and I was still unable to do the Win7 repair after applying the "Rebuild MBR" feature. So I just decided to reinstall win 7 to its original partition with the XP HDD unplugged. (Didn't see CG's suggestion until after...
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    Already tri-booting xp/xp/vista; Would like to add win7

    I still not finding an OS, but after doing the Startup Repair I checked the "Diagnosis and repair details" and the log always says the number of repair attempts is 1, even though I've tried multiple times. The root cause found is "the partition table does not have a valid System partition"...
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    Already tri-booting xp/xp/vista; Would like to add win7

    I did click "next" and the systems did not show. I still continued through to "Startup Repair" and did it 3 times with the XP HDD disconnected. I followed your instructions as far as I could. I guess I can try again, but what do you think about reinstalling win7? A new install should not...
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    Already tri-booting xp/xp/vista; Would like to add win7

    There was no operating system for me to select during the repair process, but there was dialog stating that if the operating system was not visible to click Load Drivers to load the hard disk driver. Not really sure why it is asking for this, since it is already reading the HDD when I click the...
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    Already tri-booting xp/xp/vista; Would like to add win7

    Nothing Now Hi Computer Guru, It didn't work and now can't boot anything. Get message to insert system disk to do repair, but at this point, I'm not sure which system disk. Halfway through following your instructions I realized there was a problem, but continued because i had already reset...
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    Already tri-booting xp/xp/vista; Would like to add win7

    EasyBCD details and new Dsk Mgmt Pic Thanks Terry. I put real volume labels on the partitions and uploaded a new disk mgmt picture. I'm now able to boot into both XPs because I edited the XP2's boot.ini file. I changed it to look like XP1's boot.ini, which I believe the bootloader used before...
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    Already tri-booting xp/xp/vista; Would like to add win7

    XP & vista disk mgmt screenshots This is a repost from Friday. I posted the screenshots friday evening, but this site was down @ around friday 10pm edt and all day saturday. Today my friday post is gone, so I'm going to try again. ***** I included the screen shots from both XP & vista and...
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    Unexpected Downtime

    can't upload images I lost my post too and now I'm trying to repost, but having problems uploading some necessary images. I'm trying to upload 2 gifs that i previously uploaded, but I get this error message "This is not a valid image file." One file is 72kb and the other 151kb. I re-saved them...
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    Already tri-booting xp/xp/vista; Would like to add win7

    Booting fails after win7 install Thanks Justin, but it failed. Win7 installed fine on HD2, after vista, and during the installation my current boot menu displayed, with an added entry for win7, during the reboots. When the installation finished a new windows boot menu displayed for only vista...
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    Already tri-booting xp/xp/vista; Would like to add win7

    Hi, I have 2 HDs; the first has 2 XPs and the 2nd HD has Vista. I am now using EasyBCD 1.7 which is installed in partition1 of HD1 with XP. I have no problems, but would like to install win7 on the 2nd HD with Vista. I plan to update to Easy BCD 2.02, but is it necessary? If I add Win7 to...
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    xp first, vista 2nd, then xp again... now dead computer!

    I know that switching the entries would put everything in the correct order. What I don't understand is why the first installation is at partition(2) when I know is located on the first partition of the HD. gidoro
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    xp first, vista 2nd, then xp again... now dead computer!

    It's working, but have a submenu Thanks Terry and kairozamorro. I am now able to boot both XP systems and Vista. I learned a lot about booting and will do some research before installing linux and windows 7. I edited boot.ini in the old or first installation XP in the C partition on the...
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    xp first, vista 2nd, then xp again... now dead computer!

    Hi Terry, i got Vista working and I can boot into xp, but just like before I still can't boot in to the 2nd xp. Both xps have a boot.ini in the root directory. I'm just not sure what change to make and should it be to the first xp? Here's what the files look like: First position & old xp...