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Apollo 13
02-01-09, 04:49 PM
So I had vista 32bit on C drive and had windows 7 32bit on F drive a separate drive. Well I formatted the C drive to put Vista 64bit on PC...now I can't even get to Win7 anymore. Can someone plz help me?

B0ne
02-01-09, 07:27 PM
Sounds like you need to fix the boot sector but I'm not too sure on that, maybe another member here knows?

EciDemon
02-02-09, 08:40 AM
You could try Vistabootpro (http://www.vistabootpro.org/) to fix the boot menu.
I've used it before with Xp/Vista and if Windows7 boot is same or similar to Vista's then it should work.

EDIT: If it's not working you have to reinstall windows7. The rule of thumb is install oldest OS first.

SLippe
02-02-09, 09:04 AM
I believe you can boot from the Vista or Win7 CD/DVD and do the repair thing and it will fix it automatically. I know that's kind of vague, but I'm not sure of the steps. I did something like that in the past with Vista 64.

Wolfhound
02-02-09, 12:15 PM
Boot from CD (win 7) select language and keyboard setup,

http://img.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/vista-repair-options/setup-language-options.jpg

Click next, select repair your computer

http://img.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/vista-repair-options/setup-option.jpg

it will look for win 7 installs

http://img.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/vista-repair-options/system-recovery-options.jpg

Then click on startup repair and it will scan for errors

http://img.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/vista-repair-options/advanced-recovery-options.jpg

and voila!! win 7 starup repaired, the images are from windows vista DVD but are the same settings on Win 7

Apollo 13
02-02-09, 02:02 PM
fixed with the repair option

avaxdownload
02-12-09, 03:51 PM
Same problem... Any solution?

Shamrock
02-12-09, 10:49 PM
I'm taking a wild guess.

Did you activate it?

nekrosoft13
02-12-09, 11:00 PM
I'm taking a wild guess.

Did you activate it?

don't feed the troll, post above yours is spam bot.

fatfingers
03-05-10, 04:22 PM
when your computer boots, bios reads the first sector of the disk, which tells it what to do next.

for xp, it passes control to boot.ini, for vista/win7 it parses the "bcd store" (boot configuration database)

when installing multiple OS's, install your older ones first, then newer, then newest, to preserve backward compatability.

i havent worked out the details of repairing yet, but if you search for BCDedit you may find more useful details.

cheers!