Hi friends,

I was having two o.s installed windows 7 & windows xp sp3

at that time i was getting o.s selection menu at start time.

But now i have formatted my windows 7 partition and reinstalled it now

i am not getting any o.s selection menu at start up and directly windows 7

starts so can any one suggest how to get that o.s selection menu back.

waiting for reply.

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Last Post by Shade01

Sounds like the reinstall of Win 7 corrupted the NTLDR file in Xp.
Just looking back at your question, I noticed you said "my windows 7 partition", does this mean you have both OS's on 1 hard drive (2 partitions)? The ideal set-up for dual booting is to have each OS on their own (separate) drive.
Anyway, have a look here and see if this will help;


To repair the NTLDR in XP if and only, it is missing or corrupt, use your XP Installation CD to do a Repair/Install using the Recovery Console.


Yes i am having both w7 & xp sp3 installed on same hdd on diffrent partition .
I used easybcd software and it is giving information about boot manager as below.

Windows Boot Manager
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {ad3c2927-bdd3-11de-ad76-e81e83152ab9}
resumeobject {ad3c2926-bdd3-11de-ad76-e81e83152ab9}
displayorder {ad3c2927-bdd3-11de-ad76-e81e83152ab9}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {ad3c2927-bdd3-11de-ad76-e81e83152ab9}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {ad3c2928-bdd3-11de-ad76-e81e83152ab9}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {ad3c2926-bdd3-11de-ad76-e81e83152ab9}
nx OptIn

Windows Legacy OS Loader
identifier {466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
device partition=F:
path \ntldr
description windows xp sp3

I copied ntdlr file from my friend's pc and pasted in my xp sp3 partition.

Now i am getting o.s selection menu at startup but when i am trying to boot in xp sp3 it restarts pc (before pasting ntdlr file it used to give error) , i am able to boot in w7.

pls reply..


Can you get XP to boot in to Safe Mode?
If you can, try this;

1. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> System (Windows+Pause works, too)
2. Go to Advanced
3. Under the Startup and Recovery section, click Settings...
4. Under System Failure un-check "Automatically restart"


Use your xp cd and use the second repair option. It will repair the corrupt installation and should allow you to boot into xp thereafter.

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