Recent content by rogermass

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    Win7 & WinXP Dual boot JAM

    Things ARE perfect now. I managed to use EasyBCD to rewrite and fix all 3 of the boot sectors so I now have 3 independant removeable and bootable drives, I can put them in any slots and in any order and just hit the F12 key to change the boot drive at will. Thanks again!
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    Win7 & WinXP Dual boot JAM

    Terry, I'd like to thank you for all your help. Things aren't perfect but at least I can use them. If I have to make any changes I hope you'll be around.
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    Win7 & WinXP Dual boot JAM

    XP installation now does not even see the XP drive. The drive boots fine under dual boot config with Win7 in front of it. I ran several advanced scans and the drive has no defects or errors. Pretty weird. I may have to settle for this drive booting as 2nd drive in dual boot situation.
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    Win7 & WinXP Dual boot JAM

    XP installation disk blue screens me when I try to do repair. I can't believe that all of a sudden all of my drives developed i/o errors on them. I'll try cloning the disk which worked on the Win7 problem and if that doesn't work I'll have to settle for the other solution. Thanks!
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    Win7 & WinXP Dual boot JAM

    BCD & DM attached BCD settings and DM here.
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    Win7 & WinXP Dual boot JAM

    Does not work to get back XP drive Tried it. Still can't get access to XP drive back. Any other ideas? Thanks!
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    Win7 & WinXP Dual boot JAM

    Win7 vs Xp drive If I'm running on the Win7 disk and I execute this will it screw up my Win7 boot? The XP drive is only the D drive and I hope it doesn't mess up now the working Win7 drive. Thanks
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    Win7 & WinXP Dual boot JAM

    Clone Win7 Disk WORKED... The clone worked and repair was not even necessary. Thanks a TON. Only problem remaining is how to get back the netldr and whatever boot stuff is needed for the XP drive. When I run the XP setup disk, it blue screens me after the preliminaries. Can EasyBCD or something...
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    Win7 & WinXP Dual boot JAM

    Disk problem I'll try the clone solution and hope it works. Thanks!
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    Win7 & WinXP Dual boot JAM

    OK will try chkdsk thanks. OK I'll try that. Thanks. Addendum: chkdsk hangs on the 4th pass. Seems like a disk problem alright. I'm not sure what to do. I wonder if I can clone the disk without having the problem on the new drive. I'm running PC Doctor disk diagnostic test batter on the...
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    Win7 & WinXP Dual boot JAM

    Disk read error It still gives the disk read error message when booted alone. The 1st startup repair found errors and allegedly fixed them. 2nd & 3rd times found no errors and did nothing. If it should but does not work, I'm still obviously screwed.
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    Win7 & WinXP Dual boot JAM

    Thanks I'll try it. One error I made, the message when booting XP is now a full black screen with alot of writing starting with "Windows failed to start" and referencing that the File:\ntldr is missing. Thanks Addendum: NO good. Simply did not work. At this point I just assume that I'm...
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    Win7 & WinXP Dual boot JAM

    I get the "A disk read error occurred Press cntl+alt+del to restart message" on both. Thanks, Roger
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    Win7 & WinXP Dual boot JAM

    Follow up Folders are there on both drives alright but it still does not boot correctly. How can I fix this mess? Thanks, Roger
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    Win7 & WinXP Dual boot JAM

    I was running EasyBCD on Win7 when I copied files to drive C which should be Win7. So what exactly do I do to correct this? I can now only boot to Win7 with both drives in place (Winxp in slot 0, Win7 in slot 1). How do I find out what XP calls Win7? When I try to boot from the Win7 drive it...