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Can't Load Previous Version Of Windows


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#1 Meanclo7h

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 03:57 PM

Okay. I've installed Vista on a seperate partition, it runs great and everything works well.
But I have one big problem, on the boot menu I can choose to load either Vista or XP as you all know. Well when I choose to load XP My screen goes black and my pc just sits there not even trying to load anything. The HD light flashes for about 2 seconds after I click "load previous windows" and then nothing. I really need to get on my other operation system for certain programs that don't yet run on Vista. Plz Help.

If this problem could be fixed before this Tuesday at 9 Est, it would be greatly, greatly appreciated.

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 04:14 PM

Are you useing the windows built in boot loader or a 3rd party loader.

How exactly did you create your partitions hope ya did not hose your old Xp Os.

Just some thoughts.

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 07:42 PM

Im pretty sure its Windows Built in boot loader.

The vista installation prompted me to install windows on a seperate partition and I accepted.

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 04:07 PM

4 hours until im totally screwed out of the Halo Tournament.

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 08:41 PM

:huh:

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 12:01 PM

Check your directory structure to see if it named your old XP stuff to .OLD. That's what it did on my laptop (with only one partition).

Sounds like it was put on your XP drive in error (well, it is a beta :huh:)
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Posted 10 July 2006 - 02:01 PM

If you boot off of the DVD there is an option called "Startup repair"

"Its been working wonders for this type of problem"

More options available on request.

... but try that first!
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