Dual Boot Problem In Microsoft® Windows® 7
Tips to resolve dual boot issue with Window 7
The boot up in computing or the booting is actually a bootstrapping procedure. The boot up helps you to start the operating system as you turn on the computer. There are a preliminary chain of functions that your computer run as the power is turned on. This set of operations is called the boot sequence. The boot loader is one that is responsible for the main OS installed in your computer to load. The dual boot helps you to choose the operating system of your choice at the startup. You can install more than one OS of your choice and at the time of booting, you can select the OS you want to boot to. In your windows 7, you can install an earlier version of Windows for dual boot. You may at times face some issues in dual booting in your Windows 7 computer.
The boot problems associated with Windows 7 and the techniques to overcome the issues are:
- Dual boot problems
- Fixing the issues with MBR
- Fixing the issues with Boot Manager
Dual boot problems
The issues with the Master Boot Record in your computer may create dual boot problems in your Windows 7 computer and you can find your computer no longer starts. Another problem that you may face while using a dual boot in your Windows 7 computer is that you may find your Boot Manger absent to switch or select the OS you want to boot into.
Fixing the issues with MBR
You can easily fix the issues with the MBR on your own from the run command prompt. For this, you can click 'Start', navigate to the Accessories, and click on the 'Run' and run it as the administrator. Here you can type in "Drive:bootBootsect.exe /NT60 All". The drive here is the drive location in which the OS is installed. After this, you need to make use of the 'Bcdedit.exe' to manually create an entry in the 'BCD Boot.ini' file for the earlier version of the Windows OS.
You could fix the issues associated with Boot Manager missing by making use of the Start Up repair. For this, you can put the original Windows OS DVD in your drive and restart your computer, after your computer boot again, you can select the Startup repair option. After this you can follow the simple wizard prompt to perform the repair and fix the Boot manager issue.
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