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Old 11-22-2007, 01:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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my system have 2 hard drive one with xp home and one with vista,and i always boot in to xp to do overclocking,crash,restart.... this morning i try to boot to vista,but computer still boot in xp,i reset bios ,still not work ,then i boot in to vista cd and fix the problem.it is ok with vista now but i can not boot back to xp.what thehell is it?any idea please.
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Old 11-22-2007, 09:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: need help to boot to xp

Google and download EasyBCD. From there add/remove entry.

Windows XP - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

There is all teh documentation on how to add a XP entry and what error you might come across and how to fix them.
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks.but i have to reinstall fresh WINDOWNS XP ,and i have 2 question please:
1-why i do not see the list of windowns(xp and vista) when i restart the PC.I have to boot in to HARD DISK boot in to windowns
2-if i do change the BIOS setting so it happen again(windowns not bootin)
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Q6600 SLACR
AVGE-NFORCE-680i-SLI-122-CK-NF68-AR-(DDR2-800MHZ ,2X16SLI)
Zalman-600w-hp
Zlaman cooler-CNPS9700 NT
OCZ-2X1GB-DDR2-PC6400-800MHZ
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The reason you dont see both XP and Vista is because Vista is the primary bootloader of the 2. Since you are installing XP after Vista the XP bootloader can not be used to start Vista. So you have to add XP to the Vista bootloader in order to dual boot correctly. That is why you have to do what i said above.

You dont need to touch your BIOS with my suggestions. EasyBCD will act just like selection screen and allow for you to boot either XP or Vista the way you want.
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Old 11-23-2007, 05:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks,dual boot working good but two windowns on same drive:Installing XP After Vista - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki
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