Problems using Easy BCD

victorb

New Member
#1
Hi,
I am new to the fourm and am asking for help in trying to resolve a problem with booting to either of 2 hard drives.

History:
Previously about a year ago I had a boot selection program installed, which would allow me to boot to a specific disk and this selection came up when initially booting the pc. I assume the boot pgm was installed in Bios???
All was well until I either had a sys lockup in my xp disc (Disc 1) and had to repair XP Home 32bit using the program disk. At the time when I went to boot I only had the XP program in the menu and a selection to boot to the "Repair Console". This what brought me to invest in EasyBCD.
Both OS's operate fine...
My sys info is as follows:
PC Pent Duo, Intel DG33FB board, 8gb Ram and 2 250gb disks.
Disk 1: XP Home 32bit W/SP3
Disc 2: Win7 Pro 64bit

Problem
I canot boot to Disk 2 Win7 and I do not see EasyBCD in the startup.

How do I fix this peroblem????
Do I need to clear out the initial boot selection entries? If so how do I do it???
I am not totaly computer savy, I build my own systems and probably know enough to really get into serious trouble.

Appreciate any and all help resolving this issue and thanks for letting me vent...

Victorb
 
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Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
"Both OS's operate fine..."
"I cannot boot into... W7....." ?
Do you mean that you can boot W7 by altering the BIOS boot sequence but not through a menu ?
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#4
OK, then set the BIOS(/cabling) to boot W7.
Install EasyBCD on W7
Run EasyBCD and add an entry for XP, letting EasyBCD auto-configure it.
Next time you boot, there will be a boot menu with an XP option.
Run this hack in XP if you haven't already done so
System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums
to protect your W7 restore points.
 

victorb

New Member
#5
Thanks terry, I'll try that and let you know...
Vic

Addendum:

Well Terry, I thought my W7 was fine but when I booted it I got a "Missing BootMGR" message???
Do I need to repair with the W7 Disk??

Vic

Addendum:

I downloaded and installed the Stop_XP. reg file and rebooted.

Addendum:

Thanks terry, I'll try that and let you know...
Vic


Addendum:


Well Terry, I thought my W7 was fine but when I booted it I got a "Missing BootMGR" message???
Do I need to repair with the W7 Disk??

Vic


Addendum:


I downloaded and installed the Stop_XP. reg file and rebooted.
reloaded repair for W7 and rebooted, all is ok and I installed EASYBCD and started it, hopefully when I go and reboot I should see a selection.

Addendum:

Thanks to all the info available to us on this fourm, I was able to resolve my problems with boot mgr.

Thanks to all who helped...
 
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