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    Disk crash

    I don't have that option. No OS is visible in the list after I disconnected the XP-drive I can only get to command prompt and do a memory test Came through at last! Used "Option 2" in the "Recovering the Windows Bootloader" article. Then rebooted. "Startup Repair" is available from the subdir...
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    Disk crash

    Copied From the recovery console??
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    Disk crash

    I'm trying to restore the entire system to the same state as before the crash. The system originally ran XP from the faulty disk. 2008R2 was later added to its own drive. This installation must have installed the boot loader since EasyBCD could be used to manage the boot process Addendum...
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    Disk crash

    Yes! I've replaced the faulty drive and put a basic XP-system on it - boots fine now. I can also see the other two drives, the folders and the files. I'm now trying to follow the instructions on your wiki but it still seems like the Win 2008R2 setup disk gets stuck after the Windows logo. Is...
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    Disk crash

    Hello Have the following problem and seeking a solution: Have a system containing three disks and one of these has crashed. Unfortunately this is (*was*) the boot disk for the system and contained an old XP installation. About a year ago I installed two new disks and installed server 2008R2 on...
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    Advice needed

    Latest Ubuntu-version x32 is installed. I suppose this means 'grub2'? Would booting into Windows Vista and then just upgrade be an option or would the win 7 upgrade do something to the boot sector?
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    Advice needed

    My daughter has a laptop shipped with Win Vista. She has installed Ubuntu herself on this machine and it dualboots with Ubuntu as default. The disk was shipped with just one partition so I guess Ubuntu "took" some of the free space when it was installed. I'm going to help her upgrade Vista to...
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    Win 7 64 and OSX in different HD´s

    Sounds a bit similar to the problems I've had. Read the thread "Two OS win7 and XP on two disks - no dual boot". EasyBCD failed to copy the necessary system files to the right place. I got it working using a manual method involving copying the system files to the right place and do some...
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    Two OS win7 and XP on two disks - no dual boot

    Got a bit desperate and carried out a manual procedure since I've now got a much better understanding of how the boot process works. - Copied the three system files from backup (boot.ini edited to correct relative disk) to boot folder of system partition. Got a missing /NTLDR message - Also...
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    Two OS win7 and XP on two disks - no dual boot

    Here is the output from power console: BootGrabber utility. Copyright NeoSmart Technologies 2009-2010 <http://neosmart.net/> D0,2,2,0,750156374016 P1,I:\,7,104857600,73699328,Yes,multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1) P2,C:\,7,750048509952,639669891072,Yes,multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)...
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    Two OS win7 and XP on two disks - no dual boot

    No. It's the one that EasyBCD doesn't find on WinXP disk.
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    Two OS win7 and XP on two disks - no dual boot

    The tools>Edit legacy entries report that it's unable to locate boot.ini Strange since the file is in root of part 1, disk 2. I've made a backup copy. Below is content of that file: [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems]...
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    Two OS win7 and XP on two disks - no dual boot

    Sorry for being unclear. I meant *copied*. The relevant fact is that no files get copied to the right location. Boot etc are located in disk 2, part 1 and do not get copied by EASYBCD.
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    Two OS win7 and XP on two disks - no dual boot

    Absolutely correct! No files are moved from XP partition to the hidden boot folder. EasyBCD does offer to do the autoinstall, the boot entry is created but no files are moved. I'm capable to move these files myself and manually edit boot.ini but would hate to mess things up. I have two disk...
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    Two OS win7 and XP on two disks - no dual boot

    Hi Have upgraded EasyBCD to latest. Tried adding with and without assigned letter to system (first partition). In none of the cases do the necessary files get moved to the hidden boot folder. Any other suggestions? I suppose I one way is to do the manual copying of the files to this folder...
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    Two OS win7 and XP on two disks - no dual boot

    So your recommndation is to: - Upgrade EasyBCD, delete XP-alternative and re-create XP alternative - If this doesn't work - Attach letter to first partion and repeat process - If this doesn't work - Manually copy boot.ini, NTLDR etc I suppose the last alternative needs a manual edit of...
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    Two OS win7 and XP on two disks - no dual boot

    I've done some more checking while trying to understand how this works. From my understanding NTLDR, boot.ini etc should be present in the boot folder in system partition of the first disk (the invisible first 100 mb partition). None of these files are there. Also when checking boot.ini in the...
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    Two OS win7 and XP on two disks - no dual boot

    Here is the detailed view from EasyBCD: Windows Boot Manager -------------------- identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795} device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1 description Windows Boot Manager locale en-US inherit...
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    Two OS win7 and XP on two disks - no dual boot

    I'm using 2.0 latest build. Did some investigation by googling around and found some references to the hidden first 100 mb partition created by Win7. I have such a partition. Someone mentioned that the startup files from XP (NTLDR etc) should be copied to this folder and that a drive letter...
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    Two OS win7 and XP on two disks - no dual boot

    Installed win 7 on a clean disk this weekend but ended up with two independent OSs on two disks. Both OS run perfectly but the only way to get them to run is by changing boot disk priority in the BIOS setup. Have done a similar setup on a different computer involving Server 2003 and Server...
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