Dual Boot Windows XP after reinstalling windows.

December 20, 2012 at 22:54:47
Specs: win xp, Intel Celeron 331

Hello, please help well I have pentium4 from ACER, this is brand computer with one HDD (80 GB). There was installed win 7 operating system (only one operating system) today i reinstalled it and installed XP SP3 everything was normally but after bootind windows there apperas two oppears Dual Boot Windows XP and when I choose first boot , windows boots normally, but when I select the second boot, there appers nothing. Please help me I think if this is because I have ACE Brand computer.????????

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#1
December 21, 2012 at 04:58:32

Each Windows version has to be installed on a different partition if you want dual-boot to work properly - is that what you did?

Dual-booting will work on any PC (including an Acer one) if you know how to do it properly.

This tutorial may help: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/8790...


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#2
December 21, 2012 at 06:46:11

I assume you can now boot into XP but not Win7? If that's correct, it's due to the way you went about the installation.

I'm not sure how you did what you did but the best way to dual boot is to install the older OS 1st, then the newer one. In your case, you should have deleted all partitioning, created at least 2 new partitions, then installed XP. Once XP was up & running, then Win7 should have been installed from within XP. If you installed XP after Win7, you overwrote the Win7 boot files. You should be able to fix the boot loader by using EasyBCD.

http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/


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