i recently had partitioned off my hard drive into 3 separate primary partitions and installed three different customized versions of windows 7. all was good up until i decided that one of them i was testing i didn't really want and had a feeling that i might have gotten compromised by a virus or one of their various malicious derivatives. so i reformatted the windows 7 partition in question and installed windows 7 ultimate (retail version) and now i can't boot into the other two versions of windows 7, however the drives are represented in my computer under thrive letters but i no longer have the option to pick my operating system. can anyone please help????? or if it is easier maybe someone could shed some insight as to how i could get some saved passwords and other bookmarks and such saved in Firefox and chrome.
Your best bet is to download EasyBCD and use it to add the other two installations to your boot menu. Your other two installations are probably fine and dandy; just missing from the boot menu that the last installation built (although they should be there).
Sorry, I use EasyBCD so infrequently that I can't give directions, but I managed to do it reading the instructions on the site.
Finally, are you doing backups? I would have done a whole-disk backup before wiping the partition and re-installing. That way I have the option of putting everything back to the way it was, just in case.
thats it thats the program i have been racking my brain over. yeah you make a good point but luckily for me i tend to store the majority of my files externally and use portable apps whenever i can. but yea like you implied it is rather cumbersome especially just getting the windows updates. yeah when i used parted magic to explore the partition everything seemed to be in place. well i appreciate your response and will let you know how it turns out. have a good day Wy.