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Oblivious

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30th December 2002

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#1 9 years ago

I just swapped out my Gigabyte P35-DS3L and replaced it with a Gigabyte EP45-UD3R. I was dual booting XP with Win7, I suddenly have only XP after the board swap, no boot selection screen.

All of my HDDs (4) are accessible from XP including the Win7 drive. XP is on a sata drive. Win7 is on an IDE drive, set to cable select, just as the other drive on that cable is. No changes were made to jumpers (and changes to those only make the drives inaccessible)

I seem to recall that Vista dual boot issues like this could be fixed. I'm not finding much though. (and last night isn't helping :beer: ) Anyone know the way to go about restoring the dual boot? I like 7, XP is so... dated. lol




Oblivious

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#2 9 years ago

I was reminded elsewhere to check my bios HDD boot sequence which I apparently didn't save when I changed that the first time. That's what I get for assuming it was already set and not checking the simplest thing first. lol (posting from win7 now)




C38368

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#3 9 years ago

This seems to be like some kind of a dual-boot rite of passage: it happens to everyone who does it, sooner or later!




GateCrusher420 VIP Member

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#4 9 years ago

*kicks default BIOS boot settings

CURSE YOU!!!! CURSE YOU DAMMIT!!!

That's happened to me so many times. It's agravating. You spend 20 minutes getting everything unhooked, then spend another 10 trying to wipe up the spill your water cooling system made when you messed up and grabbed the wrong thing and pulled, and then another 2 taking the mobo off, then another 5 fighting with the damn thing to get your heatsink/waterblock off, then a few more to get your RAM and processor off, then reverse the whole thing!! Load up, boots to C:, you wonder where the hell did the boot menu go, scratch your ass (or is it your head?) for five minutes wondering what happened, load your bios and yell what the fuck. Slap your computer a few times, a little wax on wax off, then poof, there you go. \o/




Oblivious

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#5 9 years ago

OK good. Not the only one. I don't feel quite so stupid now. :p




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#6 9 years ago

I did it when I upgraded from my puny C2DX processor to a C2QX processor and motherboard. I had XP, Vista, and 7 Beta on it. I was like, oh god, I killed my other hard drives!!!!