help me vista and xp booting

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  1. ravi_9793

    ravi_9793 TechTin.com

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    frnds...
    Earlier I have XP installed in my c:/ drive..than i installed vista 5384 in I:/ drive.
    After installing the vista the drive letter has changed and drive I:/ has become c:/ and c:/ has become d:/..and so on.

    One thing more i have two hard disk and xp & vista are installed on different hard disk.

    When I am booting..it automatically boot vista..and i got no option to select OS.

    Plz help me...hw can i log into window xp..or choose OS during booting
     
  2. gxsaurav

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    Vista has taken over the XP boot loader, this is normal, but in your case it has wiped XP bootloader with it's own

    remove your Vista HD, & try booting from the XP drive, if it boots, then i would say 2 methods

    1) Use some bootloader like Partition magic bootloader or something like that, to remake the boot partitions

    2) Start XP, put the Vista beta 2 DVD in the drive & paste this command. This will reload your XP bootloader, & wipe out vista bootloader, remember after this u won't be able to boot into vista

    E:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force
    Now reinstall Vista if u want, or wait for a while cos Vista RC1 is coming
     
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    thanx gxsaurav......
    My problem is solved nw...but it was solved only after i reinstalled vista..n in the same physical drive which contain xp.
     
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