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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...
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    Win7 & WinXP Dual boot JAM

    Disk Management I think this is what you're referring to. Thanks.
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    Win7 & WinXP Dual boot JAM

    Screenshot attached (I hope) Now XP won't boot because the ntloader is missing. Actually this is kind of strange since it was supposed to modify only the C drive NOT the D drive where XP was. Given these circumstances can I get back a valid boot config for XP now as well? Thanks again!
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    Win7 & WinXP Dual boot JAM

    Tried it but no luck I tried it using v 2.0.0.8.1. It said that it completed successfully, but nothing's changed. I clicked change boot drive, selected C: (Win7 drive is drive C). Win xp is in slot0 and win7 is in slot1 but since Win7 is the booted drive, it's C. I do have the drives in...
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    Win7 & WinXP Dual boot JAM

    I have a Thinkpad W700 with 2 hard drives. I had Windows XP on drive1 and installed Windows7 on drive 0. It gave me a dual boot configuration with the following problem: I can NOT boot Windows7 unless it's in drive1 along with winXP in drive0. Any other configuration yields : "A disk read error...