Used EasyBCD to delete dual boot but removed wrong boot, leaving expired beta 7 boot

#1
I had a dual boot system set-up. The one boot was for a beta version of windows 7 which expired. Windows help forum suggested EasyBCD to remove the expired beta 7. I did that and was very careful to make sure I removed the beta windows 7 and left windows XP still there. When I rebooted the computer, the only option in the boot is now windows 7. Since this is an expired beta version, the computer won't boot. I can access the files using another computer, our network, and Norton Utilities boot disk. I installed EasyBCD on this other computer.

Which files did EasyBCD change, and what do I do to change them so that instead of trying to boot using beta 7, it boots using XP? Either that or which files did EasyBCD change and how can I change them back so that I can again dual boot and choose XP?

thanks
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
You'll need to execute fixmbr and fixboot from the recovery console of the XP cd.

Also, EasyBCD never deletes anything other than what you tell it to.
 
#3
I don't have an XP CD. Can I get one or can I do something else? I have an XP upgrade CD for another computer, and I tried that, but it said that it didn't detect an old version since the XP came on this computer, not an older version Thanks
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#6
You're most welcome. Glad it worked.