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Installed OS on third HDD now can't boot to W7


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#1 mb9023

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 10:16 PM

OK so originally I was dual-booting with XP and Windows 7, both on different hard drives. Today I had a third HDD in my build from a family member's computer as it was bluescreening and I wanted to run virus scans. It was heavily infected so I decided to format it and reinstall XP while it was still in my system (big mistake on my part..). Put the XP CD in, deleted the infected partitions, formatted and installed XP on the correct hard drive. Little did I know that next time I restarted my computer, instead of the usual boot to Windows 7 or Earlier version of Windows options, I just get two options to boot to XP.

Even after taking the second XP hard drive out the options are the same. I need to know how to get it to let me boot to Windows 7 again. Selecting hard drive to boot to doesn't help because the boot manager is stored on my original XP hard drive, so I get a no bootmgr error if I choose the drive W7 is actually on.

I know reformatting would work...but I'd really rather not do that considering there's like 200gb of games and such installed :/
I mean I can back it up easily..it'll just take forever to set up and install everything again.

Thanks. also if this should be in another section feel free to move it.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:07 PM

OK so...I loaded my Windows 7 CD and ran the startup repair tool and it fixed the problem. Don't know why I didn't think of that before ^_^;

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