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can't install XP on a partition

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I created a 25 gig partition on my VIsta harddrive to make a XP install. My goal is to make my current xp haddrive just a storage drive.
I made the partition, popped my XP cd in and installed it. after the install, the PC booted up and never gave me an option of the different OS like it has done before, just went straight to Vista.
I tried again and it did the same thing. Anybody know how to get around this or what I might be doing wrong? Thanks in advance.
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Well you may have to press a button not sure on your board if it has that option, to choose the boot device. If not go into the bios and change the boot sequence to that of the XP partition.
    
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Ok, thank Duke!
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u can edit ur boot sequence or add a new one under here. just add the line.
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