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Dual booting Vista and xp - but a twist

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Old 08-19-2009
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Dual booting Vista and xp - but a twist

Hello, and thanks to all who read/respond.
Background info:
vista installed on drive 1
xp installed on drive 2
dual booted just fine.

A week ago my main drive stopped working - a manufacturer fault. I lost
everything on the drive.
I replaced the main drive 1, installed vista 64 again. Drive 2 was
unaffected.
I would like to dual boot so that I can run xp again, but don't know
exactly how to set that up again.
XP is already (I assume) on drive 2. There is no boot.ini on Drive 1
now.

I know there are tutorials on how to set up dual booting, but I don't
want to re-install xp if it's not necessary. The files on drive 2 are
there and unaffected.

Any comments, suggestions?


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Old 08-19-2009
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Re: Dual booting Vista and xp - but a twist
Hi,

The bootloader was overwritten, see this link on re-adding XP using bcdedit:
http://www.tweakvista.com/articles/3..._xp_and_vista/

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>
> Hello, and thanks to all who read/respond.
> Background info:
> vista installed on drive 1
> xp installed on drive 2
> dual booted just fine.
>
> A week ago my main drive stopped working - a manufacturer fault. I lost
> everything on the drive.
> I replaced the main drive 1, installed vista 64 again. Drive 2 was
> unaffected.
> I would like to dual boot so that I can run xp again, but don't know
> exactly how to set that up again.
> XP is already (I assume) on drive 2. There is no boot.ini on Drive 1
> now.
>
> I know there are tutorials on how to set up dual booting, but I don't
> want to re-install xp if it's not necessary. The files on drive 2 are
> there and unaffected.
>
> Any comments, suggestions?
>
>
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