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Dual Booting Vista/XP problem

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  • Started 6 years ago by mobass
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mobass
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Hi all. I was running Windows XP and I purchased Vista, created a partition on my drive, installed Vista and am looking to Dual Boot Vista/XP.

Things were running smoothly until my Vista was running slow due to a lot of apps being installed, so when I decided to format and re-install Vista now my computer fails to recognize the Windows XP operating system and there is no option any more which OS I would like to boot to.

What can I do here? I've attempted to add the OS via EasyBCD and Vistaboot Pro and these has not helped. When I select Earlier version of Windows. I keep getting an error message about not being able to load /ntldr or it ignores XP altogether and reboots my computer.

Any advice?

Regards,

Sean

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thegeek
The Geek
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When you installed Vista, I assume you installed over top of the vista partition?

Are all your windows XP directories still intact?

Your best option is probably to boot off the windows XP cd, run a repair of the boot loader from there, and then use Vistabootpro to put your Vista bootloader back.

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