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windows not showing o.s select choice while bootup.

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speed168

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I had windows 7 on drive c and now I Installed windows xp on drive d but the problem is its not showing me o.s choice while booting its directly loading windows xp. Is there any way to change booting drive or rather directly boot a drive from command prompt anything like that.
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Hi, :welcome:

 

I am not sure that you installed the XP correctly here and the install might have wiped the Windows 7.

 

Lets have a look at what is shown in the disk management window, click on start then "Run" or alternatively hit the Windows flag key and the letter "R"

 

Copy and paste this into the box and click OK

 

diskmgmt.msc

 

Can you show us a screen shot of what that shows please.

 

Nev.


Edited by Plastic Nev, 02 October 2014 - 08:38 AM.

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See now in xp c drive has xp and d drive has windows 7 files. Now have to make drive d as system.
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You might be able to do that in the BIOS, though not familiar with dual booting myself so might be best to wait till someone with more knowledge can advise the best way forward from here.

 

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When installing XP to the same HDD as already contains Windows 7 there are additional steps that must be taken or you will encounter bootloader and bootmanager problems, ideally XP should be installed to the HDD first and then Windows 7 afterwards, an article here explaining what you need to do.


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