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so i have windows 7 ultimate on my computer (im on my laptop now)
and i tried to partition a slot for windows xp sp3

so as i was in 7, i shrunk a parition about 300gbs, and installed xp onto that drive when asked to choose a partition.
so i loaded xp and installed the fresh copy on the freshly made partition, AND I CANT DO ANYTHING ON XP
i dont have internet at all and it doesnt recognize my modem or any connection at all!
i am trying to boot back in 7 but as soon as i restart, Xp is the only OS that boots up

it doesnt give me a option to choose xp or 7 boot!!! please help me get back to my 7 and delete this stupid xp partition
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are you 100% sure that you didnt overwrite the 7 with the xp? cause it you had it 2 oses you should be able to select it when the option for dual boot is there also what partition did you shrink cause i as said before you might of overwritten 7 by mistake. if you dont see 7 im pretty sure it gone. try going in to xp and see if you can find where 7 was originally installed you should be able to find some system files if its still there if 7 is ineed gone i dont think there is a way of getting it short of reformatting and reinstalling or upgrading from xp to 7. I could be wrong tho but im pretty sure if it doesnt give you the option 7 is gone


Edit: i just saw you have 4gb of ram and your using your using 32bit windows you do know that windows cant see that extra 1gb so your really using 3gb if 7 is gone you should look in to upgrading/swtiching to 64bit version of win 7 so you can use that 4gb of ram
Edited by Shunrai - 5/7/11 at 12:17am
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post #3 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by rawrjaay View Post
so i have windows 7 ultimate on my computer (im on my laptop now)
and i tried to partition a slot for windows xp sp3

so as i was in 7, i shrunk a parition about 300gbs, and installed xp onto that drive when asked to choose a partition.
so i loaded xp and installed the fresh copy on the freshly made partition, AND I CANT DO ANYTHING ON XP
i dont have internet at all and it doesnt recognize my modem or any connection at all!
i am trying to boot back in 7 but as soon as i restart, Xp is the only OS that boots up

it doesnt give me a option to choose xp or 7 boot!!! please help me get back to my 7 and delete this stupid xp partition
You may have deleted 7. Anywho, have you installed your drivers for XP?

If you do still have 7, download and install EasyBCD
    
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well when i go to my computer
there is still the "local disk E" drive (which was my windows 7 drive)
and i double click it to open it, and all my files are there

so i no i didnt overwrite it because i can go to drive E and drive F <-- which is the xp drive


so no i didnt over write it
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Originally Posted by SausageDawg View Post
You may have deleted 7. Anywho, have you installed your drivers for XP?

If you do still have 7, download and install EasyBCD

i have not overwritten it
and no i havent installed the drivers for xp because i dont no how

it is not reading anything in xp, not my sound card, video card, my modem, my internet, nothing... and i cant update anything so im so lost...
and i dont even no if i can go back to windows 7 to download that....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rawrjaay View Post
well when i go to my computer
there is still the "local disk E" drive (which was my windows 7 drive)
and i double click it to open it, and all my files are there

so i no i didnt overwrite it because i can go to drive E and drive F <-- which is the xp drive


so no i didnt over write it
Download and install this:
http://neosmart.net/downloads/softwa...CD%202.0.2.exe

*E*

It's because you haven't installed your drivers!

Find the disks that came with your PC/motherboard, we'll work from there
    
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post #7 of 45
Have you got the drivers installed?

Use your motherboard disk to install the ethernet drivers or get them on the ASUS website from another machine and move them over.

Also look at your motherboards instruction manual and look at which button you press at POST to get into the Boot Manager. That way you can select what to boot into. I think it's F12 or Alt-F12 or something like that anyways.
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post #8 of 45
did ur win7 was original or u used grub to boot into it..
also, check bios options, try with Local E first and than xp on second boot position...
it might help...
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post #9 of 45
sounds to me like you're ****ed .. temporarily

"installed xp onto that drive "

I'm not sure if I'm understanding you: you are aware that you accidentally overwrote the entire win7 install, but you're unsure why you're unable to boot into win7? <sorry i know this is not funny, its friday>

If that's correct, not only did you overwrite the OS files, you overwrote the win7 boot loader which is totally different than XP. If however your win7 _partition is still in tact, you should be able to recover the bootloader (somehow) and add a choice for winxp as well.

Either way your new XP install should work fine after you install the drivers for the hardware that doesnt work.
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post #10 of 45
Here are the drivers for your board. Look for the ethernet/LAN ones then use Windows Update to automatically install the rest.

http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_...785M/#download
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