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Can't boot xp from it's own hdd after installing win 7 on different hdd

Last response: in Windows XP
October 14, 2012 11:52:04 PM


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).
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.