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XP & Vista Dual Boot Problem

Postby ASB1982 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:28 am

Ok
I installed XP Pro 32 bit
Partitioned my HDD
Then I installed Vista Home Premium 32 bit
Everything worked fine.....

......months later I installed XP on another HDD

Now when I try to boot My HDD I can only boot one or the other.
I have to remove Vista bootloader to boot XP, and add it to boot Vista
What's the deal here ?

Please Help !
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Re: XP & Vista Dual Boot Problem

Postby shreader » Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:00 am

Booting from your Vista DVD & do a start-up repair.

You may have to edit your (XP) boot.ini to get the second/other XP to boot tho.
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Re: XP & Vista Dual Boot Problem

Postby ASB1982 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:09 am

Ive done that
When the recovery disk repairs Vista, it only allows me to boot Vista
I can only access XP when the Vista Bootloader is removed
Its not that I'm missing the XP bootloader, Its that the both over-ride eachother
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Re: XP & Vista Dual Boot Problem

Postby shreader » Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:33 pm

OIC you don't actually have a Vista DVD only a recovery disk.

Does your recovery disk have a choice to do a "Startup Repair" ?
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Re: XP & Vista Dual Boot Problem

Postby ASB1982 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:34 pm

Yes the recovery disk has a repair option
It works when I repair Vista
But then I can't boot XP
When I uninstall Vista's bootmbr I can Boot XP
and vice versa
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Re: XP & Vista Dual Boot Problem

Postby shreader » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:54 pm

This PRO Guide will help you w/ this.

Dual Boot Trouble Shooting Guide - XP / Windows 7 Running

There are a few others you may want to review also
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