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post #11 of 27
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*bumpy*

Please help, I don't want to reinstall XP again..
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post #12 of 27
Connect just the XP HDD...Or is it just a partition?
Then fix MBR on XP.
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Yes, it's on a partition of the same HDD, and my boot.ini is also gone.
So even if it would be on an other HDD I doubt if it would boot..
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install on vista easyBCD and then set parameters and dual boot screen wil show up that is how i made dualboot
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Yep I did that before, the screen would show up but it still wouldn't boot..

EDIT: Here's a screenshot of EasyBCD on how it's configured now.. What am I missing?


Edited by Radeon915 - 7/5/08 at 7:15am
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post #16 of 27
Try going to diagnostic center and fixing the MBR/scan for errors that way.
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Where can I find that? on the XP installation cd?
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post #18 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Radeon915 View Post
Where can I find that? on the XP installation cd?
First Try This-
In EasyBCD go to 'diagnosis center' and click 'Recreate Missing/Deleted boot files'. Then Click 'Rescue My System'. If that doesn't work just click the 'attempt recovery' button in the bootom right.

If that fails-
Insert XP CD- And Use The Fix MBR Tool Using These Steps- http://www.techzonez.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3975

If the Vista Boot Loader is then corrupted by the XP repair, Put in Vista DVD, Select the 'repair' option and it will fix the Vista Bootloader.
post #19 of 27
Hmm, pop in the vista cd, boot from it, go to repair tools, then fix my computer or something along that line. It should have a link for Startup Repair. Then after doing that, it should go into vista, so now use easyBCD to make the bootloader for XP.
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post #20 of 27
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@ coffeejunky, the fixmbr command didn't work. It only deleted the winXP entry again, booting straight into Vista.

@ofiveo, it boots perfectly fine in Vista already, just not into XP.

I've now created a complete backup of my Vista drive, maybe I'll just reformat it, see if I can get XP to work again that way, and if that fails as well, format the XP drive as well and just start all over..

At least I don't have to reinstall everything on Vista again that way..

Thanks for the help anyways
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