Windows 7 / XP Dual Boot

Discussion in 'Paragon Partition Manager Product Line' started by mredz, Jun 23, 2010.

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  1. mredz

    mredz Registered Member

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    I did have a configuration that looked like this

    Disk1
    Partition1: Windows XP
    Partition2: Extended Partition
    Partition3: Windows 7 in Extended Partition

    I have deleted the Windows XP partition to regain space for Win7.
    I have expanded the Extended partition to take up the free space.
    I have then converted the Windows 7 partition to a Primary partition.

    The system will not boot now.
    I am getting the BOOTMGR is missing error.

    Can someone let me know if I have done something not supported? I have tried to Fix the MBR through Paragon. I have tried Booting the windows 7 install cd and running Bootrec to fix the MBR.

    I can install the Paragon boot manager but when I boot it only gives me the option to Uninstall?

    Can anyone please shed some light on possible options here...
     
  2. mredz

    mredz Registered Member

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    I might add that I am very new to this as I have mostly done this type of thing on Linux it may be something very simple that I have missed.
     
  3. SIW2

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    The XP partition you deleted probably was the system partition containing the win 7 boot critical files.

    To fix that:

    1. mark the win 7 partition active.

    2. boot the 7 dvd and run startup repair - it may take 3 runs.

    Hope it helps
     
  4. mredz

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    Ok cool. Thanks for your help. The windows 7 Startup repair may take three runs? Why is that? Do I just run it then reboot 3 times?
     
  5. SIW2

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    Yes , after marking 7 partition Active, just run startup repair 3 times.

    It doesn't fix everything in one go.
     
  6. mredz

    mredz Registered Member

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    Thanks yes that got it working...

    Apprecaite your help :)
     
  7. SIW2

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    You're welcome.:)
     
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