Can't boot xp from it's own hdd after installing win 7 on different hdd Tags: Configuration Boot Hard Drives Windows XP Last response: October 15, 2012 3:05 PM in Windows XP Share scouse82 October 14, 2012 11:52:04 PM Hello, I had win xp on hdd #1. Then I installed win 7 on hdd #2. Now if I boot from hdd #1, it won't start xp because 'autocheck is missing'. When I boot from hdd #2 I can choose 'early windows' and xp boots normally. Now I would like to be able to boot xp from hdd #1 again. (I really don't like that I now depend on the win 7 installation to be able to enter my win xp). More about : boot hdd installing win hdd WyomingKnott October 15, 2012 3:05:52 PM A bit messy. The simplest solution is probably to disconnect disk 2, boot from the XP cd, and do a Repair Install. If this works, boot in the same configuration and do a Windows Update. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Windows 7 boot error 0xc000000f after installing win 7 on a 2ndary hdd Forum Can't access System Recovery or boot to Win-7 after installing XP Forum XP and Win7 installed on separate HDDs. Regardless of HDD boot order in BIOS, XP Forum SolvedCant Install Win 7 and Cant extend / partition HDD Forum Solved500G HDD to 232G after win 7 clean install -- A NOOB NEEDS HELP Forum SolvedI cant boot a single Sata HDD with win7 Forum SolvedInstalled windows 8 and now cant boot off a hdd with windows 7 Forum SolvedAcer Aspire Sound Problems After Win 7 Pro and new HDD Install Forum SolvedHelp! I can't boot back to 7 after installing xp on a logical drive. Can I try this? Forum ASUS K75v HDD/DVD Boot LockOut after setting BIOS Password (Win 7) Forum Samsung 840 SSd will not boot after cloning win xp hdd in asus netbook Forum SolvedCant boot from any divice after installed new HDD Forum SolvedConnect a hdd with a complete OS (win 7) installed in it and then dual boot it w Forum Win7 won't boot from SSD, without old HDD (with XP) still connected. Forum Sempron 2800+: Can't detect HDD while installing Win XP Forum Can't boot to WinXp after installing win7 Forum repost Files gone on old hdd after instaling win 7 on new ssd Forum This should be an easy one for you guys - New SSD, fresh install of Win 7, now I can't format the old HDD Forum SolvedCan't boot Win7 after Mint Install Forum SolvedNeed help installing Win7 to my slave HDD Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !