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vistaboot pro won't detect windows xp partition

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  • Started 7 years ago by dimaster
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dimaster
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first of all hi! not sure where to post this but here it goes.

I followed all the steps on how to multiboot if your computer comes with windows vista preinstalled but for some reason I can't get it to work. I did the partitions and was able to install windows xp but the only way to load it is if I select in the boot loader tab to uninstall the windows vista loader and install windows legacy ( I have to repeat the same process to go back to vista ). Also when I run the diagnostic tool, only the vista partition shows up along with the recovery partition that my laptop came with.

thanks
BTW my laptop is a HP pavillion dv6000

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thedudester
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You should manually add the option. First install the Vista boot loader and run the diagnostics so it also detects the recovery partition.

Then go to the Manage OS Entries, and at the bottom of the window you can click the Add New OS Entry box, type in XP, use Windows Legacy as the type, and then select the drive that XP is installed on.

That should hopefully get you to a boot menu with teh right options.

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