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    XP & Win7 Boot Help

    Hi Terry, Thank you. I was just wondering because in XP it shows both XP and XP(2) when I have my 2nd XP HDD plugged in. With W7, it only shows itself.
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    XP & Win7 Boot Help

    Hi guys, @Terry: I had to LOL out loud when I read that! :D It wasn't until a month ago that I was finally able to install XP SP2 without having to rebuild everything. I've got my computer super tweaked (startup = 48 seconds; shutdown = 8 seconds) and I think that may have been part of the...
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    XP & Win7 Boot Help

    Hi 007, TA DA!!! :D Simply copying the files and amending the boot.ini did the trick. I really wish I'd been told that that's all I needed to do instead of wasting mine and everyone else's time on this. But, Thank You! I'll pass this along.
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    XP & Win7 Boot Help

    Hi Terry, Yes, it was a typo. Win7 is the 40GB drive and XP is the 20GB drive. It's one of the drives I use to experiment or tweak before I do anything on my main XP 120GB drive. Anyway, Yes. That's where I got the ntdetect.com and ntldr files. All I need to do now is copy\paste the boot.ini...
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    XP & Win7 Boot Help

    Hi Terry, Thank you for moving my post. :) And, thanks for the link. I read it and that's why I requested a "for dummies" instructions. And as far a bootgrabber goes, the W7 installation was on a clean, formatted (512 cluster size), 20GB drive with 2 partitions, hookedup as the only drive...
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    XP & Win7 Boot Help

    Hi Coolname007, Nothing has worked so far. When I launch EasyBCD and try to add an Entry, bootgrabber uses 99% of my CPU and EBCD freezes. Then when I "End Task" in Applications for EBCD, I also have to "End Process" in Processes. On restart of EBCD, XP shows in the window with W7. And, I...
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    XP & Win7 Boot Help

    Hi Coolname007, When I launched EasyBCD 2.0 and tried to add Windows XP, the program froze and I noticed the temp of my CPU up in the 135+ range. I did a Task Mangler and it showed bootgrabber.exe was using 99% of my CPU. And now I noticed in your post you said, " just copy over the files...
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    XP & Win7 Boot Help

    Hi Terry, Yes, that's what I did in the BIOS, set HDD-1 (W7) as second boot device and HDD-0 (XP) as the third boot device. Or, do you mean that W7 should be set, jumpered and connected as Master, and in the BIOS set to HDD-0? Then hook up the XP disk as Slave? I think I already tried that...
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    XP & Win7 Boot Help

    Hi Coolname007, I put CDROM first because, well, if anything happens, you need to boot to a Floppy or CD to recover, repair, etc. Nope! Still had the Vista Screen. So, I thought I'd start over again by uninstalling the Vista Bootloader and letting W7 boot to itself. WRONG!!! I got the gray...
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    XP & Win7 Boot Help

    Hi guys, I'm back. No Joy. I did steps 1-2-3, then I clicked "Add Entry" and selected XP. On reboot, my XP bootscreen came up and showed "XP" as first and "XP(2)" as second, like it normally does. I let it boot to XP and everything was OK. Then I rebooted and selected "XP(2)" thinking I just...
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    XP & Win7 Boot Help

    Hi Guru, OK! I'm going to close out of everything, do steps 1 to 3, then do my "p.s.". And, Thanks(!) for the quick reply. I'll post back with the results.
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    XP & Win7 Boot Help

    Hi Master Mage, Thanks for the quick reply. And, please forgive me for being so dense, but I know others are going to be in the same boat I am and I want to make sure I've got it right. Launch EasyBCD: (duh) 1) Click "Manage Bootloader" 2) Click "Reinstall Vista Bootloader 3) Click "Write...
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    XP & Win7 Boot Help

    Hi all, I've read until my eyes are bleeding, and just when I get to the "aha!" point, the next sentence throws me. I really am a newbie, but we all gotta start someplace. Here's my situation: I have WinXP on my main HDD(0). I have Win7 on my second HDD(1) hooked up as a slave drive. I used to...
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    Dual boot, 2 HDDs, XP & Win7

    Hi Jake, Don't know yet. I had the drive hooked up as a slave, fully intending to do as you said. However, accessing it from XP Explorer to copy\paste BCD (as well as a couple of folders with programs I knew probably wouldn't work — I am testing it afterall) to the "D:" partition, and seeing...
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    Dual boot, 2 HDDs, XP & Win7

    Hi Coolname007, Thanks! Well, you've done admirably. All users (newbies, anyway) need a little hand-holding when doing something unfamiliar and there's a possibility of bollixing things up. As I said, I've read...
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    Dual boot, 2 HDDs, XP & Win7

    Hi Jake, Thanks for the "fix". It's a lot less brain damage than other stuff I've seen. I've looked at the screen shots of BCD, and I don't know what I'm doing. Since you know what my configuration is and what I want to do, would you please spell it out for me in 1-2-3 fashion? And, do I...
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    Dual boot, 2 HDDs, XP & Win7

    Hi all, I've been reading until my eyes are bleeding trying to figure out how to dual boot XP and Win7 on separate drives and I'm still lost. WhoWhatWhenWhereWhy: On HDD (0) I have Win XP Pro with 3 partitions (C:\, D:\, E:\) and I have a CD-RW (F:\) and a DVD-RW (G:\). On my second\Slave...
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