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how to choose which partition to boot from?


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#1 zangetsu8888

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 03:19 PM

Hello

I have 2 partitions, but I can only get the PC to boot from one. Before I had vista and then I installed XP and now it only boot XP. I tried to go to startup options and I went on the bootup programming, and I tried to change it but it doesn't seem to work (note I did just guess what programming to replace it with.)

This is what I did now:

[boot loader]
timeout=30


[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(0)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows Vista" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect


On the startup the option to choose Windows Vista comes up but when I press it nothing happens.

I would appreciate it if someone who understands this problem could explain to me what I can do to be able to use either partition.

Thanks

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#2 caperdog

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 04:07 PM

since xp was installed last it is using the xp boot loader which does not recognize vista.
tutorial here http://www.syschat.com/dual-boot-vista-xp-...ready-1946.html
page 3 has the answer i think you are looking for but you may as well go through the whole thing.
good luck.




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