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Why i can't open windows 7 after installing xp on another drive?

Why i can't open windows 7 after installing xp on another drive?

I windows 7 on drive C, then i installed xp on drive E.

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Guest [Entry]

"Your XP install overwrote Win7's bootloader. You'll need to boot into a Win7 Recovery Console to replace it. Once that's done you should be able to configure Win7 to dual-boot to XP.

An answer to another question suggested EasyBCD -- I know nothing about the program, but it may help you out with this.

A potential 'gotcha':

If C: and E: are on separate physical drives, your BIOS may be booting from the E: drive first, in which case your C: drive is probably fine. Try removing the E: drive and booting C: only to test. To fix, configure the BIOS or swap cables to make sure it boots to C: first."
Guest [Entry]

"although it is not entirely impossible to install XP after Windows 7, it is strongly recommended to install the older Windows operating system first.

How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7

note: this may trash your windows xp installation."