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#1 Josh Williams

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 10:32 AM

Gonna make this quick and to the point.
I built my own computer and it has been working for years.
I have 2 hard drives. On the Toshiba HD, I have ubuntu and 7. On my WD, I have Vista and most of my program files. Just earlier I wanted to install XP SP3 off a cd I have onto the Toshiba drive. It said that a previous version of Windows was found and that this install would overwrite the other (win 7). I then changed the path of the XP install to /win/XP (default was /WIN). Since I have done that, I am getting a cntrl+alt+del error on boot when I boot to the WD drive and an error 17 when i boot from the Toshiba drive. I am unplugging the other drive when I boot from a particular one.
Does this have to do with jumpers on the hard drives? I went into BIOS and changed order of HD boot but obviously same errors. I really messed it up when I installed XP to /WIN/XP. IF I could, I would just go delete the folder and hope it would work but I cannot even boot to the drive. Any ideas?

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:56 PM

I have a notebook that has XP and Vista on it. I had to load the XP first, then the Vista. I imagine that is what is happening to you.

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_vista_a...ystep_guide.htm

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vista_wi...screenshots.htm


Here are some links to both XP first and Vista first.

I hope this helps.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 12:33 AM

Yes you messed up the boot.ini file and your master boot record.

You can execute a repair by booting to the Windows installation disk you want as the primary operating system.

Choose the repair option or R

Then once you get to the command prompt:

Type the following fixboot then hit the ENTER key.

Next type the following:

fixmbr then hit ENTER

Exit and reboot.

Hope this helps.

By the way, while using the command prompt you can access the drive and use the delete command on that folder you named Win/XP The del command does the same thing.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 12:08 PM

You might also want to try using Easy BCD to adjust your Vista/Win 7 bootloader.

Once the Vista/Win 7 bootloader files are installed...it's dominant and I don't believe that XP commands like fixboot will have any value, unless there is no Vista bootloader involved.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 12:57 PM

You might also want to try using Easy BCD to adjust your Vista/Win 7 bootloader.

Once the Vista/Win 7 bootloader files are installed...it's dominant and I don't believe that XP commands like fixboot will have any value, unless there is no Vista bootloader involved.

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Yes you are correct, that command won't work in that case, however if Windows XP is the default boot OS then that command will work.

Since the Windows XP Boot.ini will load first in this case.
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