Triple OS's (Win XP/ Win7 32bit/ Win7 64 bit) booting problem.

#1
Hi,

I have three drives in my system. On the 1st drive i have two partitions c & d and in both of them i have win7 32bit and win XP respectively. On the 2nd drive i have four partitions e,f,g & i and i have installed win7 64bit on the I: partitions. I was getting two entries for win7 and one for XP so to distinguish between them renamed one as win7 x64 by using EasyBCD but then i started getting four entries in boot screen (2 for win7, 1 for xp and 1 for win7 x64) so i deleted one for win7 x64. The problem i am facing now is when i boot my system i get the option of selecting the OS and i am getting two options of windows7 and one for winXP however if i select any one of the win7 option it loads the default win7 32bit. I can load win XP fine but i am unable to load win7 64 bit. And in EasyBCD i am getting only one option for win7 now. I want to add that if i add a new entry for win7 64bit and name it as win7 x64 and selected the path for it which is I drive then i am able to load win7 64bit but i get 4 entries on boot screen and in EasyBCD its shows three entries. How do a get rid of one of the two entries which i am getting for win7 32bit?

Any help will be highly appreciated.

Thank
 
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Terry60

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#2
Please post the "view settings" (detailed mode) data for each scenario.
 
#3
Thank you for your reply Terry.

Here is the view settings (detailed mode)

Windows Boot Manager
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identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {a7ffba93-644c-11df-8afa-d993e48870a4}
resumeobject {a7ffba92-644c-11df-8afa-d993e48870a4}
displayorder {a7ffba93-644c-11df-8afa-d993e48870a4}
{a7ffba93-644c-11df-8afa-d993e48870a4}
{466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 30
displaybootmenu Yes

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {a7ffba93-644c-11df-8afa-d993e48870a4}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {a7ffba98-644c-11df-8afa-d993e48870a4}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {a7ffba92-644c-11df-8afa-d993e48870a4}
nx OptIn

Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier {466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
device partition=C:
path \ntldr
description Windows XP


Here is the overview modewhich i get.

There are a total of 2 entries listed in the bootloader.

Default: Windows 7
Timeout: 30 seconds
EasyBCD Boot Device: C:\

Entry #1
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Entry #2
Name: Windows XP
BCD ID: {ntldr}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \ntldr

Attached is the boot screen which i am getting... Hope that will help.
 

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Terry60

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#4
And for the other scenario ? (with the added W7 x64)
 
#5
Here is the view settings (detailed mode) once W7 x64 entrie is added

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {a7ffba93-644c-11df-8afa-d993e48870a4}
resumeobject {a7ffba92-644c-11df-8afa-d993e48870a4}
displayorder {a7ffba93-644c-11df-8afa-d993e48870a4}
{a7ffba93-644c-11df-8afa-d993e48870a4}
{466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
{a7ffbaa1-644c-11df-8afa-d993e48870a4}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 30
displaybootmenu Yes

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {a7ffba93-644c-11df-8afa-d993e48870a4}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {a7ffba98-644c-11df-8afa-d993e48870a4}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {a7ffba92-644c-11df-8afa-d993e48870a4}
nx OptIn

Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier {466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
device partition=C:
path \ntldr
description Windows XP

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {a7ffbaa1-644c-11df-8afa-d993e48870a4}
device partition=I:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7 x64
locale en-US
osdevice partition=I:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {9f0ba913-37d6-11e1-a203-806e6f6e6963}


However on my boot screen now i am getting 4 enteries 2 for w7 x32 default, 1 for XP and 1 for the added w7 x64.
Please check the attached screen.
 

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Terry60

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#6
When you first installed x64 and you had two identically named menu entries, were they correctly going to the two different W7 systems ?
If so how did you rename one to make a forth appear ?
Did you use "edit boot menu" or "add new entry" and change the name ?
 
#7
Yes when i installed x64 and i had two identically named menu entries, and they were correctly going to the two different W7 systems therefore to distinguish between them i renamed one entry from "edit boot menu" and named it Windows 7 x64 and saved the settings and i remember i also checked the box to make w7 x32 the default and also up & down keys to position them but then in my boot screen i started getting 4 entries but in EasyBCD it was showing 3 entries and i deleted 1 which says w7 x64 and there i messed things up. Since then there is always a mismatch between boot screen in Easy BCD. Now i can add a new entry for w7 x64 which works fine but it shows 4 entries on boot screen.
 

Terry60

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Staff member
#8
#9
I did as suggested and fortunately it worked. Now i have only there entries in both boot screen and easybcd.

Thank you Terry. Appreciate your time & help.