Please Help Me Boot

#1
I was running XP on one drive and then added Windows 7 64 tbit to a second drive. I intended to move all my files from XP to W7 and then refortmat the XP drive for backup only. What happened is I got a dual boot. I used EasyBCD to boot only W7. The trouble is the boot manager is on the XP drive apparently. If I disconnect or reformat the XP drive, then W7 will not boot I want to get rid of the XP drive. Repairing W& with the install DVD does not work. (When I reformated I used Acronis True Image to get the XP back, at least.)

Thanks for you help.
 

Mak 2.0

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#2
You will have to go into the Disk Management screen and make the Win7 drive the system active drive. After that use the DVD to restore the boot properly.
 

Terry60

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#3
If you can still boot W7 with the XP disk connected (you haven't formatted it yet), do so, then from W7 use EasyBCD 2.0 latest build / diagnostics / change boot drive.
That will copy all the BCD information onto W7. You can then change the BIOS to boot from the W7 disk and format the XP disk.
 
#4
Thanks guys, I knew it would be easy, but figured best to get a straight forward answer instead of messing. Worked like a charm.

Bob Sarley
 
#5
I am having problems dual booting my pc. I have xp installed on C: & installed 7 onto D:. when finished with win7 install & rebooted I had no option to go to XP (earlier version of windows). in looking at the drives when I get into 7 it shows that 7 went to C: & xp was bumped to D:.
How can I fix this problem?
 

Terry60

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#6
It's not a problem.
Disk letters are just registry entries in the running system, they don't exist in the real world.
OSs don't have to agree what they individually call things.
Probably 99% of dual-boots will look just like yours.
Install EasyBCD 2.0 latest build on W7 then use add/remove entries to add an entry for XP.
Let EasyBCD auto-configure the XP boot for you when it offers, and don't change the letter assignment it uses.