Re: install both XP and Vista
Boot with the DVD
Enter Language(and time settings etc)
Other options that may work to install(or force install) the bootloader onto the XP drive(the original location Vista places it when
Vista is installed second in a dual boot system). Both are free and can be run from XP.
VistaBoot Pro 3.x
Though if dualbooting is a long term plan...consider a more thorough fee based application like BootItNG(BING)
ms-mvp windows live mail
"Dead Duck McQuirk" <DeadDuckMcQuirk@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> This was helpful information, but when I went to use it I could not remember
> how to get there: F1? F8?
> "Rick Rogers" wrote:
>> I'm assuming D: is a separate physical drive, not just another volume on the
>> same drive. When you replaced C: and reloaded XP, you lost Vista's
>> bootloader (even though the system files are on D:, the boot files would
>> have been on the root of the active volume). Boot the system with the Vista
>> DVD in place like you were going to install, and run a startup repair at the
>> setup screen.
>> Best of Luck,
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>> "Dead Duck McQuirk" <Dead Duck McQuirk@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message news:55C3D60D-AD5D-4197-A9EE-3465782D4E67@microsoft.com...
>> > My previous setup was XP on drive C and Vista on drive D.
>> > Drive C has failed and been replaced, XP loaded.
>> > Vista is no longer available.
>> > Drive D files are intact but I do not know how to load Vista on that drive
>> > without wiping out the existing files.
>> > Looking for the brains I don't have...