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Old 11-03-2007
Power
 

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Vista vs XP
I have 1 computer with 2 harddrive, i had XP Home on C drive and i have XP
Pro on D drive, after installation of Vista on C drive, its impossible to
start XP on D drive.
Ther is no window to sellect witch OS i can start.
How do i do,can anybody help me.
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Old 11-03-2007
peter
 

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Re: Vista vs XP
Your dual boot MBR was on the C drive.........Vista's bootloader overwrote
it.
here is a link to a free program that lets you modify the bootloader
http://news.helpero.com/article/Easy...-tool_363.html

peter

"Power" <Power@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have 1 computer with 2 harddrive, i had XP Home on C drive and i have XP
> Pro on D drive, after installation of Vista on C drive, its impossible to
> start XP on D drive.
> Ther is no window to sellect witch OS i can start.
> How do i do,can anybody help me.


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Old 11-03-2007
uhaligani
 

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Re: Vista vs XP

I think you are going to need more than EasyBCD to sort it. You have
wiped all the XP root files from C:
Vista will have set up its own Boot manager, but that will not be
enough. Try copying all the root files on D: across to C: - then use
EasyBCD. Still possibly not enough, you may need to write and insert a
boot.ini.


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Old 11-03-2007
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: Vista vs XP
Hi,

You need to to use bcdedit /add from a command prompt, see instructions
here:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms791568.aspx

You may find it easier to use VistaBootPro if you are uncomfortable with
working from the command prompt:
http://www.vistabootpro.org/

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
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Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

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>I have 1 computer with 2 harddrive, i had XP Home on C drive and i have XP
> Pro on D drive, after installation of Vista on C drive, its impossible to
> start XP on D drive.
> Ther is no window to sellect witch OS i can start.
> How do i do,can anybody help me.


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