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Need Dual Boot Option. Please help.

Postby sachindia » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:39 am

I had Vista in my C drive. I however needed XP also.
So I took the back up of my E drive and installed XP on E drive. ^*^

After installation,XP was getting booted by default. :eek:
I used Vistabootpro and while running 'Run Diagonostics'.I
t got stuck and Task manager said Bootpro is not responding. :()
So I simply cancelled the bootpro from task manager and after that bootpro could't be started.
So I restarted my system and then, nither could xp boot nor could vista though :() :()
i was able to see vista and 'earlier version of windows' as options while booting.

After that I reinstalled Vista in C drive.

Now I want to know how can I have Vista as well as XP as boot options? I dont wanna install XP again as other applications are installed on XP :blink

Please help me.. I am runnin out of time. I have a project to deliver for which I need XP .

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Re: Need Dual Boot Option. Please help.

Postby shreader » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:28 pm

So you installed XP on a partition that a backup of Vista was on.
Does you PC even boot to a OS anymore?
If not you could do a Vista "Start-up repair" using your Vista DVD.

Here is a guide on the proper way to install XP after Win7/Vista is already installed.
Install Windows XP in Dual Boot with Pre-Installed Windows 7

As far as fixing your PC now you may be able to just get XP to boot, for that we'll need a screen shot of your computer manager & a c/p of your XP boot.ini.

Also see:
Dual Boot Trouble Shooting Guide - XP / Windows 7 Running
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