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Ok heres my problem i currently have two hdds installed one running windows xp with SP3 which was installed first and both hard drives were plugged in as well and on the second hard drive i have Vista with SP1 installed

The problem is that i want to take out my xp drive as its small and nosiy and just want to have my vista drive but when i take out my xp drive and try to boot it says disk read error how can i take it out and get vista to boot all from its lonesome

PLZ HELP

thanks
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I think this is a common problem when you install XP before vista. You should install Vista first, then XP second. Its much better that way since Vista will *take control* of XP's boot.ini, since it knows XPs exists... While XP doesn't know Vista exists because it was made before vista. (If that makes sense). It can lead to some booting issues..

I would assume that you changed your BIOS to boot to the vista HD after removing the other hard drive, but if you havn't done that it might be the problem.

If that doesn't work you might be looking at a reformat.
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i don't know if you said it backwards on accident or what, but you should always install the oldest OS first, XP then Vista. If you have each OS on a seperate drive then just remove the drive with XP then go into BIOS and make sure the primary HDD is the drive with vista on it. That should work. if not, put the xp drive back in. boot into vista and then change the boot.ini or whatever vista uses to remove xp
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thanks for this guys i had to install xp first becuase i was getting errors but i will try to make my vista HDD boot first if it comes to reinstall vista is there a way to keep the files installed and just re write windows
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