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Dual Boot XP/Vista, No Bootloader

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So i had Vista and Ubuntu installed. Linux messed up for no apparent reason, i hadnt used it in awhile, just decided it didnt want to boot anymore after neglect i guess. So after getting pissed off at the nvlddmkm error with my videocard and vista, i installed xp pro 64bit (only select people get the error, RMAing the card seemed to help a lot of people, but i gotta wait till they drop in price so i can just step-up because im cheap like that). That went well, but i couldnt get back to Vista. I figured if i repaired Vista it would set the bootloader... nope. Then only Vista would boot up. I tried recovery with xp pro and tried fixmbr, nothing. Tried fixboot, then xp booted up.

How the hell do i get that Vista bootloader that i have had before. Either that or some other type of bootloader.

Thanks.
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You could install GRUB
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U should be able to repair your bootloader with your Vista dvd.

Here is a link, may help u out...
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum...sta/1163616021

Even better link...
http://www.setup32.com/resource-guid...ith-vista-.php
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I thought about GRUB, but i cant find where to download (on the site i click download, and there isnt anything to download, just text) or how to install it. I looked all over their site and different links. Maybe im just blind, i dunno.

I tried the repair boot function on the vista dvd. It got Vista to boot, but no bootloader.
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Problem solved!

http://apcmag.com/5485/dualbooting_v...d_xp#restoring

Much easier than GRUB. About as simple as you can get.
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Cool! Actually my second link is pretty much the same as the one u found, but that is cool, glad u fixed it.
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