my current problem is that I cannot start windows 7.
i tried using easy BCD and that worked, but when I am prompted to select either Windows XP or Windows 7, and I chose Win 7, it loads for a bit and takes me back to the selection screen again so I can only open XP.
now i;m doing startup repair but it seems to take forever at the "Attempting Repairs stage"......
wow thanks i never noticed that. hmmm i am currently going through the restoration process. once i finish, should i be able to load up win7 and delete the XP partition and make the partitions into 1 again?
should be able to--nothings ever guaranteed with computers
if not log into xp and download a free partitioning software--make the bootable cd from it and wipe both partitions--making sure not to wipe the small recovery partition--then run the f2 recovery--that way xp will be gone
wow the problem now is that I cannot boot into windows at all. going into safe mode will take me back to the same screen again, choosing to start normal does the same. so is every other option available. and i dont think i can boot into XP anymore
it will show the partitions--usually you right click the one you want and select delete--then do the same for the second one--this leaves one large unallocated partition which you right click and format to ntfs
usually it will have a commit or apply button before it actually does it so you can double check you have selected the correct partitions--the recovery partition will be a smaller one--it may even be hidden or named recovery or something similar
should be a free version here of one of the softwares