Ever since I receive the Genereric WIN32 srv encountered..error when I boot form the ORIGINAL partition which I presume is unchanged.>>
Well...I've never seen a system where the boot partition is on one drive...the system files are on another...etc.
My guess...would be nothing more than that.
Essentially...drive letters don't matter...other than for the Windows install booted into. When booted into, it will always be seen as C: and all other drive letters may change.
Well, I would start over and do a repair install of XP on a single hard drive connected.
I would then add other drives and installs...as I wished. The drive/partition letters assigned them will be in the order in which they are attched/created. I would be sure to install Win 7 after all XP installs.
Alternatively...I suppose that you could read up on using something like EasyBCD...install it and make it work with your present setup. I don't know if that would alleviate the error message you receive.
What is the exact wording of your error message, please?
If you have a hard drive problem...everything just devolves to random guesswork, IMO. Nothing solves a bad hard drive problem...other than replacing it or not using it, IMO. I suggest that you eliminate that possibility/factor...before trying to sort out what is going on and/or why...that would be my approach.
I would wait and see what others might think/propose
Edited by hamluis, 23 November 2011 - 11:15 AM.