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Vista x64 killed previous XP installation?

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I installed vista on a seperate hard drive, planned to dual boot it with XP... Only problem is that it seemed to kill my XP installation. It just hangs on the welcome screen now. It'll boot into safe mode, but that's about it. System restore doesn't work. It just hangs at 80%. Anyone deal with this problem before or have an idea what to do?
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google it bro
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Been there, done that.
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Boot into the XP partition usiong your windows XP cd, enter the recovery console, and try re-building the master boot record, using "fixmbr" in the command line.
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No problems with the mbr.. It'll get to the login screen, when I try to login it just hangs... Sometimes it'll even go as far as showing a blank desktop, but then it just hangs there
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Have you tried repairing XP?
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Was hoping to avoid that if at all possible. Reinstalling drivers is never fun, no guarantee it would work either.
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Originally Posted by Liability View Post
Was hoping to avoid that if at all possible. Reinstalling drivers is never fun, no guarantee it would work either.
A repair install doesn't necessarily mean you need to reinstall all drivers, better then a format IMHO.
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