windows 7 has over written xp boot (help needed please)

  spudorange 11:43 29 Dec 2014

I have 1 disk running windows 7 and 2 others running xp (all bootable)

I had a problem with windows 7 and using install disk tried a repair, despite selecting the correct disk it seems to have put a bootloader on the other (XP) disks so when booting from one of those it locks at boot asking for windows 7 loader or similar.

I reinstated by boot.ini (detailed below) and disconnected everything except main xp disk, however something is calling for windows 7 on boot.

[boot loader] timeout=1 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

Is there another loader somewhere please?


  northumbria61 12:20 29 Dec 2014

Anything here to help? Boot Manager I am clutching at straws here but try a disk repair with the other 2 disks disconnected.

  Number six 22:51 29 Dec 2014

If you still have an XP installation CD, you may be able to boot from this and use the recovery console to repair the boot files.

boot repair

  [DELETED] 23:18 29 Dec 2014

EasyBCD allows you to manage the boot options. click here Use version 1.7 as that is free to use.

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