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 PostPost subject: Installing Win2k AFTER Win7 RC        Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:02 pm 
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Hey folks,
I admittedly already posted this about 6 hrs ago in the Microsoft Windows 7-Forms. But due to the many postings there, my posting already is down to the third page, so I don't expect any answers anymore. So I'd be happy, if someone here could help me.
I've got the following problem:

I have two partitions - one with Win2k, that I used previously (yeah, I'm old-fashioned), and the other one with Windows 7 RC1. Yesterday I somehow f''ked up my Win2k-system - my AntiVir-Scanner went berserk and reported about a dozen Trojans - although I'm not aware, I downloaded/installed anything.
I have the suspicion that it might have been false alarm. Whatever: After I quarantined and deleted several files, my Win2k-system wouldn't start anymore. So I decided to reinstall it on this partition (yeah, I love Windows 7 RC1, but I'm still having difficulties with a minor number of applications, which is why I want to keep a dual-boot system). I then had my heart pumping for a while, as Win2k neither could access the Win7-Partition, nor could I boot into Win7, because Win2k messed with the bootfiles.

Luckily, the repair-function (had to run it three times though!) on the Win 7-DVD restored the boot files. However: Now I can't boot into Win2k anymore - I don't have it shown in the list of operating systems in the Start Settings. Is there any way to get my dual boot-system back? Would be a shame if there wasn't :(

Best regards and thanks in advance for any help
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 PostPost subject: Re: Installing Win2k AFTER Win7 RC        Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:23 am 
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Run "Bcdedit -enum all" in an elevated CMD and post the results.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Installing Win2k AFTER Win7 RC        Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:00 am 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Installing Win2k AFTER Win7 RC        Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:47 am 
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have you tried fixing the boot files for 2k than 7 that might bring back the boot menu


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 PostPost subject: Re: Installing Win2k AFTER Win7 RC        Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:38 pm 
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have you tried fixing the boot files for 2k than 7 that might bring back the boot menu

He needs to edit Boot.ini on the Windows 7 partition and ad an entry for Windows 2000.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Installing Win2k AFTER Win7 RC        Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:09 pm 
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Thank you very much for all your helpful posts - EasyBCD did the job just fine. Can recommend it to anyone with the same problem :)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Installing Win2k AFTER Win7 RC        Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:46 pm 
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