after formatting C: .......!@!@!@!>#$@???

#1
:??
I was using WinXP in my C: drive and Win 7 in D: drive.

recently I have to format C: and reinstalled WinXP SP2 and lost my bootmenu. How can I use Win 7 without installing it again?
 
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Terry60

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#2
Hi Sommzy, welcome to NST.
Boot your W7 DVD, select "repair your computer" then "startup repair"
Do the whole of the above line 3 times
You should now be able to boot W7 unassisted by the DVD.
If it doesn't create a dual-boot menu automatically, install EasyBCD 2.0 latest build in W7, and use add/remove entries to add an entry for XP. Let it auto-configure when it offers. Don't change the drive letter it uses.
 
#3
Thanks Terry,
But my working OS is WinXP, not Win7. and after booting with my W7 DVD it dosen't show me "repair your computer" option. Can I do anything from WinXP?

Thanks again.
 

mqudsi

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#4
Assuming you can boot into Windows XP (can you? I'm not clear on that!)

Just install EasyBCD 2.0 in XP, add an XP entry from Add/Remove Entries, and "Reinstall 7 Bootloader" from the Manage Bootloader page.
 
#5
Hi Computer Guru,
actually I formatted my C: drive and reinstall XP SP2 on it... after that I can not able to go on Win7 (which is previously installed on my d: drive).
 

mqudsi

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#6
It's just one simple question: Can you boot into XP? Are you able to get into Windows XP and use it?

If so, follow my instructions.
 
#7
@ Computer Guru,
after formatting, I can boot into XP and it's works fine.

my problem is : I can't access my old Win7 which one is installed on D drive before format my PC's C drive. Before format my C drive, Win7 works fine for me.
Thanks again.
 

mqudsi

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#8
OK, Like I said....

"Just install EasyBCD 2.0 in XP, add an XP entry from Add/Remove Entries, and "Reinstall 7 Bootloader" from the Manage Bootloader page."

Can you try that for me?
 
#9
Thanks Computer Guru,

"I can try that for you!"

after trying your last said method, my PC unable to boot on both OS (XP & W7). There is a massage on bootup "A disk read error occured / Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

After that, I have to reformat my C: drive again. Working fine now with lot of Softwares. And my W7 is still not working.

What to do now?
 

Terry60

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#10
Are these 2 systems on the same HDD or on 2 separate HDDs ?
Please post the Disk Management and display settings information as detailed at the end of the sticky thread
 

Terry60

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#12
Make sure that your W7 HDD comes before the XP HDD in the BIOS boot sequence.