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Win7 not loading after boot to XP on flash dr

February 10, 2010 at 00:23:27
Specs: Windows 7
Hi, i'm new here but i signed up just to fix this
problem I encountered recently.

i installed xp onto my flashdrive and it booted
perfectly on my windows 7 laptop. but the
problem here is that every time i try to revert
back into windows 7 with the flashdrive
disconnected, it gives me this weird message
-"windows could not start because of a
computer disk hardware configuration

just wondering if anyone can lend me a hand
with this. i wanted to boot xp from my
flashdrive just to get other devices working
since they're incompatible with win7.

i tried editing the boot.ini file but it doesn't
allow me or i think its not even there. the
flashdrive is located on the D drive, while my
win7 stuff is located on the C drive.

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February 10, 2010 at 01:24:30
How did you install Win XP on to the flash drive ?

I mean, did you install XP on to the flash drive while you booted into Win 7, something like a dual-boot thing ?



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February 10, 2010 at 06:17:19
If as above you installed xp onto the flash drive while connected to this computer, the XP install overwrote your boot files. You will need to do a repair install of windows 7. I believe that if the flash drive is present while you do this, the windows 7 disk should allow a dual boot, but if it is not, then it probably will not.

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February 10, 2010 at 09:30:53
i installed winxp on to the flashdrive using a installation cd while it was inserted on to my win7 computer.
plus i used the hp usb formatting tool to format the usb to an
ntfs drive. plus my bios even recognizes usb hdds so it allows
me to boot from any usb without that kind of format anyways.

i'll probably try using the recovery tool from the win7
installation disk and try to overwrite the bios back into
recognizing my C drive.

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February 10, 2010 at 09:54:08
thanks a lot guys!

it worked. all i had to do was pop in my win7 recovery disk and
then start the startup recovery option which overwrote the boot.ini
file automatically.

thanks a lot again. i am finally relieved.

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February 10, 2010 at 21:04:18
Thank you for letting us know your results.

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