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Old 09-10-2006, 11:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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try this to see if you can boot into windows xp

http://rapidshare.de/files/32689924/fixntldr.exe.html

the guide

http://www.tinyempire.com/shortnotes...dr_missing.htm

if you get into xp, delete the vista partition immediately. if should fix you partitions.

if you look into your partitions with a program like partition magic, you will see that things don't look right

next time you pick a vista partition leave 8mb of it alone
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Old 09-10-2006, 11:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I installed Vista, following the instructions, on a partition that I premade and preformatted in XP. I don't recall doing anything that would mess around with the partition table. Heck, I even bought a brand new drive to install it on.

I don't have a floppy drive, so could I just use a USB drive?
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Old 09-10-2006, 11:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I installed Vista, following the instructions, on a partition that I premade and preformatted in XP. I don't recall doing anything that would mess around with the partition table. Heck, I even bought a brand new drive to install it on.

I don't have a floppy drive, so could I just use a USB drive?
usually following the instruction on vista will hijack that 8 mb part. manually do it next time.

do you have nero?

edit. nevermind

http://www.tinyempire.com/notes/files/fixntldriso.zip
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I guess I just burn that to a CD and boot that instead of a floppy, right?
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Old 09-11-2006, 12:33 AM   #15 (permalink)
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yes burn it as a disc image with nero or alcohol
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Old 09-11-2006, 11:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Ok, I got XP back up That fixntldr thing didn't work for me. For whatever reason, it wouldn't boot. I just installed XP on an open space, and booted to that. I manually edited the boot.ini to add the original XP partition, and after a little messing, it worked. . I just need to reinstall grub so my linux will work. I don't think I'll try Vista again, unless grub detects it.

Thanks for all your help.


Edit: Yay, I got grub working.

If anyone knows how to add Vista to grub, let me know. If I can get Vista onto grub, everything will be perfect.
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