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With many of the other guides they all go well until you get to the bit that you have to -- Make a file containing data copied from the boot sector Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Win7 and WinXP on the same partition is problematic by wladstoil / August 9, 2009 2:06 AM PDT In reply to: WIN 7 Everything functions (although I haven't tried the third selection). My System Specs You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ...

To commit the changes and resize the partition click Apply. Should I just give up, backup and reinstall everything? The problem is that I want to format the I: drive to get rid of VISTA all together and not loose any other information from any other drive. But it sounds like XP was already on your system (and Ubuntu?) And you installed W7 after that?I did have Ubuntu installed before Windows 7 (same partition) but Ubuntu has a

Thanks in advance! Add the OS entry for XP, EasyBCD just needs to be told that the OS "type" is XP, it will set the drive - that means that it doesn't matter what Press Enter Type: bcdboot c:\Windows /l en-us /s x: /f ALL Where c:\ is the drive's letter where Windows 8 is installed on. After much searching of the system, the options to repair the boot menu are really only what's already there: to boot Windows 7.

Reply Long Zheng says: October 10, 2006 at 12:02 pm @Martin: Run the setup from the DVD drive in Windows XP. Anyway this problem is solved - I found I could use a simple and easy solution that works using EasyBCD. If that still fails, then its a driver problem. The Western Digital drives are wonderfully quiet, but none of these problems occurred when I shoved a 160GB Samsung drive in instead - Vista installed without a hitch.

Reply Long Zheng says: September 16, 2006 at 1:16 pm @DB: That's a pretty complex setup. Does that mean that my boot disk for XP has somehow become the external drive? Reply John Petrello says: September 17, 2006 at 2:02 pm Alright, I'll give it a go and lol at the exploding. Even if it appears to be exactly the same as someone else's problem, system configurations differ significantly.

I can't guarantee any of the above will work so be prepared that you might possibly have to reinstall Vista and have backups of everything important on another HD or DVDs. If you have an ISO image of the Vista DVD I recommend to use a virtual drive software to emulate the DVD image, this is much faster than reading from a because win7... All you have to do is remove Vista's boot manager – go to “Manage Bootloader” select “Uninstall the Vista Bootloader” and then “Write MBR”.

Commit these actions. Reply Long Zheng says: September 20, 2006 at 12:03 pm @Simon Kurash: The best and easiest way is to format. Reply ellobo says: September 5, 2006 at 9:54 pm ellobo: If you mean by not recognizing, the Windows XP not autostarting when you put it in the drive, then you can I do have a question…I have a dual boot of XP Pro SP2 and Vista RC1.

This entry is not a boot application, but instead uses NTLDR and Boot.ini to boot into an operating system that is older than Windows Vista. his comment is here Will this work or is there something else that I must do as well? by Chinookman / May 23, 2009 1:37 AM PDT In reply to: Startup cannot repair my system... Reply Arun Jayaraman says: February 24, 2012 at 11:59 pm Hi Long Zheng, I followed the steps which helped me removing the vista boot loader from XP, but actually now i

Yes, that's a neat idea, and, once one has thought of it, glaringly obvious! Vista installation & setup Posting Permissions You may not post new threads You may not post replies You may not post attachments You may not edit your posts BB code as long as i had windows in the drive (CD) the windows would start if i took my winxp CD out it wound boot anymore id get my error… even tho this contact form The CD drive eventually stops spinning and the screen will just sit there.

To edit Vista's boot manager you have to use the command line BCDEDIT utility. From here change the mount point to a forward slash / and click OK. 10. After that Ubuntu will load up and you will be presented with a very bare screen.

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Or, can I just reformat the Vista drive (L:) and install Vista64 there? I had a problem in dual booting of linux and windows xp .I had installed both successfully and also used both of them for about a month .Just 2 days ago please help Thanks Arun Reply Donna Newsome says: July 6, 2006 at 4:26 pm hi i can't defragg my PC defragmenter tells me degragmeneter disk engine is lost. Reply indy says: October 19, 2006 at 7:22 am I installed vista on my primary drive "c:\" and it told me that it would put my xp pro and documents into

Last edited by Philip Goddard; 05 Sep 2008 at 09:57. The following might be relevant: The workstation is a member computer of a W2K server domain. I mounted vista_5728.16387.060917-1430_x86fre_client-lrmcfre_en_dvd.iso to my virtual F: drive using D-tools. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - We covered that above.

If your PC did not come with a Windows installation disc or if you no longer have your Windows setup media, you can use Easy Recovery Essentials for Windows instead. Install WinXP to the first NTFS partition 3. We are now going to create the partition in which Ubuntu will run on plus a file called "SWAP" to act as virtual memory. 7.