Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Dual Boot Win 7 and Win 8 major issue Please Help

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    win 8 and windows 7

    Dual Boot Win 7 and Win 8 major issue Please Help


    I am having a major issue with my dual boot system. I installed Win 8 on a clean partition over thanksgiving weekend and up until now all has been working perfectly and I have been able to use both Windows 7 and Windows 8.

    This morning my laptop appeared to lockup and I went to reboot. I was working in Windows 7 at the time. When I rebooted I had no option to boot into Windows 7 and it went straight to Windows 8. I shutdown a couple times and restarted and never did my Windows 7 option come back up. I looked at my drives in Windows 8 and somehow my drive letters appeared to get switched. Originally Windows 7 was on Drive C: and Windows 8 was on Drive B: but somehow then have now gotten switched.

    I'm not sure if that is what is causing the problem or not but either way I have no idea how to fix this.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for any help you can give.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Drive B: is floppy drives.

    Check your partition layout.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64

    First find the computer management console (type computer management in the Windows 8 start menu and select the result, or find Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management) and you should see this:

    Click image for larger version

    Click on Disk Management and you should see whether both OSes appear.

    If all is OK, type in msconfig.exe (again in the start menu and select the result) and you should see this:

    Click image for larger version

    Click on Boot and you should see both OSes once again. If not, then something has been corrupted. More info is then needed.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Dual Boot Win 7 and Win 8 major issue Please Help

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and 7 Boot issue
Ok so I have searched all over the internet looking for an answer to this. I have an HP Pavilion P7-1459 that came OEM with Windows 8 on it. I added a new HDD and installed windows 7 on it (had to disconnect the windows 8 one to do so) and booted into windows 7. I didn't have drivers for my...
Installation & Setup
Dual Boot issue
Hi, I had dual boot of win 7 (default) and win 8. Was all working OK until I moved my win 8 system partition to the start of my drive (had partitions either side with no data so removed). Now when system boots, it displays "\windows\system32\winload.exe error. I press F9 to select "boot to other...
Installation & Setup
Dual boot issue.
I am having a bit of an issue with my dual boot set up between W7 and W8. I have W7 as my default setting hence the old text bootscreen. Which is fine. Everything works well, the only issue is that when I boot into W7 I have the old Vista bootscreen, and not the 'flying orbs'. Anyone know how I...
Installation & Setup
Dual boot issue
I am dual-booting Windows 7 Pro with the Windows 8 preview. I had Windows 7 installed first. I have no trouble booting into Win7 if I my previous boot was into Win7. I have no trouble booting into Win8 if I my previous boot was into Win7. But if I try booting into Win7 when my previous boot...
Installation & Setup
Win8 Win7 dual boot issue
I have a new windows8 preloaded laptop, and I found a tutorial on this forum on how to dual boot with win7. Im not sure if windows8 has anything to do with it, but when I boot to the DVD to install windows7, it ends up just sitting at the start up splash screen saying "starting windows". I...
Installation & Setup
Dual boot 8/7 install issue
All I could find on the subject was this thread, which doesn't entirely help me... The above thread is for dual booting 7/8 when Vista/7 are already installed. My laptop has 8 on it, and that's...
Installation & Setup
Installing 7989 as dual boot (issue)
There may be a few users with this issue but as no thread yet exists I'll post here... An hour ago I installed the latest leaked build (7989) on a seperate partition (Dual Boot) and installation went without a hitch. Once the setup had completed and all restarts had processed I was faced with a...
Installation & Setup

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook