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Old 06-16-2009
jorijo
 

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Recover Vista after XP installation

Hi!

I have my HDD with Vista configured like this:

C: - Primary Partition (Vista)
D: - Extended Partition
E: - Extended Partition


Then I had a unallocated free space in my HDD and installed XP on it.
Now I can't see Windows Vista, because as I read XP overwrites the MBR
and Vista isn't recognized to boot.

I've tried all the ways I found on forums to resolve this but Vista
won't but no matter what I do.

In D: and E: extended partitions I have critical information and I want
to know if anyone know a way to save that data and even if I can restore
Vista to boot the data would be available?

Thanks in advance to any help...


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Old 06-16-2009
barman58
 

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Re: Recover Vista after XP installation

Hi,
The easiest method to achive a working vista and XP is to insert the
Vista DVD and boot the machine.

When presented with the install menu select repair my computer and
perform a stsrtup repair (this will normally be the default action
anyway ).

The repair option should then generate a startup boot menu with both
operating systems listed.

This may be edited with MSconfig.exe from -within Vista- to adjust the
wording

Hope this helps


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Old 06-17-2009
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: Recover Vista after XP installation
Hi,

See:
http://blogs.msdn.com/winre/archive/...sing-file.aspx

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"jorijo" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:bf5b82ea525fb1a10a5fe19d1925b4c7@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Hi!
>
> I have my HDD with Vista configured like this:
>
> C: - Primary Partition (Vista)
> D: - Extended Partition
> E: - Extended Partition
>
>
> Then I had a unallocated free space in my HDD and installed XP on it.
> Now I can't see Windows Vista, because as I read XP overwrites the MBR
> and Vista isn't recognized to boot.
>
> I've tried all the ways I found on forums to resolve this but Vista
> won't but no matter what I do.
>
> In D: and E: extended partitions I have critical information and I want
> to know if anyone know a way to save that data and even if I can restore
> Vista to boot the data would be available?
>
> Thanks in advance to any help...
>
>
> --
> jorijo


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