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How to format drive (windows xp) on dual boot system (windows 7 pro)

Q: How to format drive (windows xp) on dual boot system (windows 7 pro)

I am not sure how to do this I originally had XP and added another drive installing windows professional bit and have a dual boot system I transferred or saved all of the data from the XP drive and want to format it however it will not allow me to format it I boot up on drive C which is w but can select to boot up on drive D which is XP I have attached screen shot of the disk manager but Disk is D is NTFS Healthy System Active Primary Partition which is the windows XP drive Disk is C is NTFS Healthy Boot Page File Active Crash Dump Primary pro) on drive (windows system boot 7 dual to (windows How xp) format Partition which is the w p drive How to format drive (windows xp) on dual boot system (windows 7 pro) Not sure how to do this without loosing the w p drive I thought about unplugging the w p drive and How to format drive (windows xp) on dual boot system (windows 7 pro) booting from the w p disk but not sure how that would work when plugging the original w p drive back in Thanks

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A: How to format drive (windows xp) on dual boot system (windows 7 pro)

I'd guess your problem is that you want to boot from C and format D, but Windows frowns at that when it sees that D contains your system files.

This probably happened because you left the XP drive connected when you installed Windows 7 to the other drive.

I also suspect that if you disconnect the D drive you can't boot at all from C. Is that correct? That would also be because your system files are on D.

If your system files were on C, I think you could then boot from C with D disconnected.

And you should also then be able to boot from C and format D.

You can use an application like BCDedit to copy system files from C to D.

Or you may be able to do it by disconnecting D and running system repair from a Windows install DVD--you may have to run it several times.

Others may have more ideas. That's my best guess just looking at the pic you posted.

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A:How to format a drive with Windows 7 Dual Boot system?

Reading your post, all I see is one big mess, & not sure what stage you are at.
From what i can see, your HD Drive layout may be like the screenshot below.



Take a look at this base tutorial:
Help me get windows 7 to boot (again)

But you may like to start afresh with a clean install, with the 1TB HD Drive as Disk0 & the other HD Drive physically disconnect.

You also say you are dual booting, Windows 7 & OS unknown.

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When I go to disk management in Windows 7, it sees the disk and wants to know if I want it partitioned and formatted as MBR or GPT....
What do I want for its purpose?? Or...can I simply leave it as is and hope that the new custom install of windows 8 does it for me?

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A:Cant format old system drive after dual boot install

Mark the Windows 7 HD Drive ACTIVE
Partition - Mark as Active
Than
Physically disconnect the old HD.
Make the Windows 7 HD, disk0 & first HD boot in BIOS.Also connected to the first Sata port on the MOBO.


Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times



When Windows is booting OK, Reconnect the other two HD, as Disk1.




Mark the Windows Vista HD Drive INACTIVE
Partition - Mark as Inactive

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Hi,

I installed windows XP on my computer first and then later on I installed windows 7 ultimate 64bit.
Now I no longer have any use for my windows XP partition.
So I'd like to know how to format it and still be able to use my windows 7.
Both OS's have been installed on the same drive under a different partition.
I must also mention that I lost my original windows 7 install disk.
I've attached a print screen of my disk management.
I hope this is al the information you need.

A:How to format Windows XP on a dual boot with windows 7.

If you wipe out XP, Windows 7 will not boot anymore.

If windows 7 is installed on either of those logical partitions it will have to be made Primary and marked active.

If you own a windows activation key, then download the proper iso and burn to dvd.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life

Free ISO Burner

Easier just to properly prepare the drive and re install windows 7.

Or just re install Windows 7 on that C partition and wipe out the older install.

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Would you be able to post a screen capture of your disk management?

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A:I can't boot my windows 7 system. Because I format C.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by chen


Hi,
I can't boot my windows 7 system. Because I format C .
There is vista system in C. I had dual-boot ago. I don't need vista again. So I format it. Windows 7 is in F.
Now I can't enter into windows 7 system. It's nothing only black. How can I do now? please help me. Thank you.


since you were dual booting (vista, and win 7) win 7 put boot files in a hidden folder called boot. You are going to have to do a repair install from you win 7 dvd.

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It's interesting that it seems to want to run Disk Check
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Otherwise to reinstall you must boot into the Win7 disk to do a Clean Reinstall Windows 7. Boot the disk as shown in How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube.

Choose the Win7 partition, format it and install. Set it up perfectly as shown in the tutorial which shows the tools and methods to keep it that way.

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A:How do I remove XP from a dual-boot on dual-drive system, leaving the Win 7?

I found a solution. It's convoluted but it works. I will present it here in detail in case anyone else runs into this problem. I also found a Microsoft support article related to it, although it's discussing this problem for an older version of Windows:

Changing Active Partition Can Make Your System Unbootable

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exit

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I suspect part of the problem might be in the default expectations of the installer program: it only recognizes a boot problem when the non-OS partitions are properly marked. Somehow the active partititions fooled it into thinking everything was ok which ultimately triggered an improper "fix", or no fix at all, resulting in an inability to boot to the Win 7 partition until all other drives were removed.

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A:Recover Windows 7 boot on dual boot system with GRUB masterboot

   Information
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.

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Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.


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Hope it helps .

EDIT : If you dont want to format the vista drive, you will need to delete the windows 7 boot entry from it . Download and install EasyBCD , Click on the "Edit Boot Menu" button and Click on delete , and save .
Now , you can use the either OS using the boot menu key of your computer, selecting which disk is to boo up during start up the computer.

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Creat Windows 7 Bootable USB. Follow Part 2 to create a bootable USB as opposed to a bootable DVD. I'd advise writing the product key down as you'll have to manually input it before you reach a Windows desktop environment. You will more than likely have to set your BIOS to boot from the USB stick.

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If want repair vista Do this.

Try this:
Startup Repair
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Or

Would like to do a clean of Win 7?

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Why do you want to do a full format? What is wrong with quick? Anyways this question was answered before...

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Hello, EdGreene,

Format the C: drive. That will get rid of Win98. But will also remove the BOOT.INI file which was placed on C: drive, and is needed to boot XP.
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Let us see a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

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A:XP stays as Drive E: in Dual Boot With Windows 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Peregrine


The dual boot works just fine but XP is always drive E:, whether I'm in Windows 7 (which is always drive C: ) or in XP. Isn't the currently loaded operating system supposed to be drive C: and the other drive will be assigned a different letter? Or is that only on systems with two physical hard drives? And, does it matter?


Hi! Welcome to SevenForums!
1. NO Windows isn't always supposed to be on the C Drive
2. It doesn't matter








  
Quote: Originally Posted by Peregrine


Seems to me some programs are going to choke trying to install and run on drive E:


They won't. The ONLY reason that they install on Drive C is because that's how it's set in the registry.....

WARNING! BEFORE EDITING THE REGISTRY, MAKE A BACK-UP BY GOING TO FILE THEN EXPORT IN REGEDIT
To change it open Registry Editor (Write regedit in the start bar and press enter)

1. Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion and click on it.

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ZeshanA
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Quote: Originally Posted by NinjaPirate


I've got a bit of a perplexing problem here that I hope somebody can provide some insight on. Set up the dual boot with your (very awesome) tutorial and everything works perfectly there. Windows 7 was installed first to the C: drive, XP is on an E: partition of the same drive. The D: drive is a second physical drive that is just used for file storage. If it matters, both physical drives are paired drives in Raid1.

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Under Windows 7, everything works. I can access the storage drive fine and have no problems using it.

I originally thought it was a permissions thing because the D:\ drive was formatted in Win7, but in XP I can read from the win7 C:\ drive just fine.

I am at a loss, can anybody offer any suggestions as to why the drive would read fine under 7 but not when in XP?


Hi NP and welcome

I assume the drive is NTFS. what are the permssions like. since the HDhas been in two OS maybe the inherited rights are different.

Not much help sorry

Ken J+

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Hi there

Simple - first ensure the disk is not open in file explorer etc.

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Hope that helps, good luck!

Ken
 

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Windows 7 Take Ownership & Grant Permissions to Access Files & Folder

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A:System Crash: Dual Boot running Windows 7 and 8: BSOD

There are enough signs here that I have to wonder about this installation. Should this be a pirated copy of Windows, please be aware that we may not be able to fix it (as the hacks that were done to activate it will cause the OS to behave differently than we expect it to). If that's the case, our efforts to help may just waste your time. Secondly, the forum rules prohibit assisting with pirated software - so the topic would be closed if that is the case.

Please provide the MGADiag report according to these instructions (from this post: Product Key Number - Uninstall and Deactivate in Windows - Page 3 - Windows 7 Help Forums ):





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A:Dual boot system failure, not detecting Windows 7 anymore

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Vinbot1


Hello,

I know just enough about computers to get myself in trouble. I had a 160GB Hard drive that was getting kind of crowded, it was my sole hard drive. I had XP on it and as I had no problems with it, I was content to stick with it. I bought a 500gb hard drive and as my fiancee had bought me an upgrade to Vista and then 7, I put Windows 7 on the new drive and left XP on the old. The old drive (the 160GB) already had C: taken so I named the new one G:.

So, everything was working fine and if I wanted to switch OS's I'd just reboot and choose the one I wanted. Sadly my C: drive just died. I was like ".. bummer. I'll pop it out and just worth the windows 7 one now." However on start up I'm getting a bad boot file message and to put the install/system disk in. I do that and choose the restore option but its not showing that I have any previous versions of windows on it! When I do the repair option it says it was fixing a partition error. I can see the windows files when I use the command prompt and still see that windows is there under the G: drive.

My question is; does windows now think my G: drive is supposed to be C ? Is that why it wont boot properly? If so I found an article on how to change the drive letters via regedit. Or do you think my hard drive is just hosed?

Thanks for looking and any help at all would be greatly appreciated!! Sorry I dont have specific info, I'm not near the malfunctioning computer at the moment. Oh, I did go into the bios and check the settings in there. It does recognize the drive.


When you dual boot win 7 it puts the boot files into a hidden 100 (in win 7, 350 in win 8) Mb folder on the original OS drive.

So when you install win 7 it added that folder to the XP drive. When the drive failed the folder cant be found.

Thats the reason it works with the win 7 dvd in the drive.

You should be able to use the win 7 dvd to repair the current HD.

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A:Windows 7/8 Dual Boot Drive Letter Issue

Originally Posted by gaelow


Hi guys,

I've got a problem with my dual boot setup:

I've installed win8, selected an empty partition, booted it, everything peachy.

The only surprising thing was that driver letters where switched: my windows 7 install and data was now in D: drive and windows 8 install appropiated C: letter drive without consulting me.

This became a problem came when I tried to boot windows 7 and an annoying startup repair assistant showed up.

Tried autorepair but no luck. [to be honest, I let it unattended and don't know what happened, don't even know if it finished since the battery died, but it lasts at least 2 hours, and that should be enough, right?]

Then read somewhere changing active partition to win7 could help. Bad idea: now no boot at all.

After a failed attempt to autorepair with windows 8 dvd restore utility I managed to restore windows 8 dual boot menu with win8 install dvd -> repair console -> bootrec /fixboot bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /rebuildbcd commands, but windows 7 is still not loading: it says it can't find winload.exe or it is corrupt, and I guess it has something to do with the fact that it is now in D: drive

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Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-us
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {186227ae-b91b-11e1-9b6c-1c7508fb9bfe}
displayorder {current}
{e1b5dcd9-b960-11e1-b749-d6509e56593f}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 8
locale en-us
inherit {bootloadersettings}
allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \windows
resumeobject {186227ae-b91b-11e1-9b6c-1c7508fb9bfe}
nx OptIn
bootmenupolicy Standard
detecthal Yes

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {e1b5dcd9-b960-11e1-b749-d6509e56593f}
device partition=D:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7 Ultimate
locale es-ES
osdevice partition=D:
systemroot \Windows
bootmenupolicy Standard

Funny thing is preinstalled PB laptop has a system 100MB partition currently containing a bunch of win7 boot files. Isn't the loader path and drive supposed to be somewhere there?
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Try to add Windows 7 boot entry using EasyBCD and see that if it works

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You can't.
You are always booting to 'Audio OS', no matter which you choose. It will always be C.

An alternative would be a 3rd party boot manager. Some hide partitions, so the present OS will always be C.
moper
 

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from Admin command, type: bcdboot E:\Windows
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Post a snapshot of Disk Management:
To open Disk Management, press Windows key+r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Make it full screen.

Vista and Windows 7: How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums (says it's for Vista but also works with Win 7).

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Click the Upload button.
Close the Manage Attachments window.
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1. Looks like you have a wiring problem.

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Active
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A:Cannot boot into XP drive in Win7/XP Dual Boot System.

Install EasyBCD free version in Windows 7 and use it to add XP to the boot menu.

https://neosmart.net/Download/Register/1
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cannot-boot-into-xp-drive-in-win7-xp-dual-boot-system.1122834/
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A:Is 100GB hard drive enough space to dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu?

CCT,

Eighty gigabytes should be fine. Forty can be accomplished. A full Windows XP installation should be less than 20GB and can be slimmed down greatly. Ubuntu's requirements state 5GB. I wouldn't recommend purchasing a larger drive without need for multiple software installations.

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You don't need the HP Tools partition, delete it and then shrink C to create unallocated space to create a new partition, then, when u install 8, use the setup.exe in the Sources folder, this allows for a custom install where u designate the partition. ...and welcome to the forum sneakymode!

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A:format system reserve drive by mistake, cannot boot win7

Where did you get the Windows ISO and how did you turn it into a boot USB?

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Try and read this.
http://www.techspot.com/vb/all/windows/t-85807-HP-Pavilion-dv6565ca-HD-SATA-driver.html

It mentions finding the intel SATA driver, putting it on a floppy, and pressing F6 during the WinXP install and loading the SATA drivers.
Then WinXP installer should find the hard drive.

However if you want to keep Vista around, you will have to resize your partition before attempting to install XP.
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Then when you do install XP you have no guarantee that you will be able to find drivers for everything. Since HP doesn't seem to want to support XP, you will probably have to try installing drivers from the hardware makers. For example if the motherboard uses an Intel chipset, you will need the reference drivers from intel. I think it uses a GeForce video chipset, so you would need drivers from Nividia. You would also need ethernet drivers from whoever made the network chipset.
Its going to be a bit of searching.

If you can return it, try and find someone still making xp laptops, or at least still offering drivers for the hardware if you choose to install xp.
 

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We need to see a picture of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map with listings - using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu - to give you the exact steps. Screen Shots

Tell us what is on each partition, which you want to keep and elminate, and whether you want to recover the disk space for those deleted and to where.

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Welcome!

You probably will have issues with drivers, moving a hard drive from one machine to another. I have to recommend a clean install of XP.

Check out this tutorial: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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XP then 98

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I'm fairly certain there is no other way round your problem, but to boot into Windows 7 and change the system (Windows) drive letter to C.

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See MS site: Change, add, or remove a drive letter
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Since you are dual booting, the best way to Uninstall Windows 2000 is explained in this guide. http://www.budja.com/w2k/uninstall_w2k.html

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A:Remove original drive in dual boot system and replace Win 10 SSD? How?

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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Originally Posted by Carsomyr


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This is a good MSDN topic:
Adding Boot Entries (Windows Drivers)

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Hey guys i installed windows and windows server in different partition I first installed windows and then installed windows server I dont know if that makes much of a difference However -----after installing - Dual boot Windows Server and pro loader 2008 7 boot Windows the server i could not see the windows in my boot loader so i had to turn the windows partition to active- to boot from windows seven -----It turned my server partition to logical and could not see the server os in boot loader So how would i add both of them in the boot loader so that i can select one of the two after i boot I Dual boot Windows 7 pro and Windows Server 2008 - boot loader had to download acronis disk director to turn the logical drive to primary again So the question is how is it possible Dual boot Windows 7 pro and Windows Server 2008 - boot loader to get both the boot OS in the boot loadter I don't want to do a dual boot through vhd just in case someone suggests me that screen shot of my disk Update i changed the windows server partion back Dual boot Windows 7 pro and Windows Server 2008 - boot loader to active and tried to boot now it says bootmgr is missing

A:Dual boot Windows 7 pro and Windows Server 2008 - boot loader

I don't know how marking Win7 Active to repair it so it would start would convert the Server partition to Logical. I've never heard of such a thing.

To add the missing OS, install EasyBCD to add it on the Add New Entry tab.

EasyBCD (free Download at bottom of page - no name or email required)

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