I've read How-To Geek for a long time, started because of lifehacker. I have been looking everywhere for a solution to this problem but nothing seems to work. Here goes...
I have a XP/7 dual boot. XP was installed first on one hard drive, then Windows 7 on a different hard drive. Now the drive with XP on it is failing and causing no boot (into either OS, obviously). I would like to remove the XP drive but when I do I can't boot into 7... I have run the startup repair (at least 6 times in a row as some forums recommend multiple runs).
It seems that when 7 was installed there was no c:/boot folder, probably because the boot.ini file was being used from XP.
Is there an easy way to fix this? I should point out that if needed I can still get into the Win7 OS by reinstalling the XP drive.
Thanks for any help.