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Win2k/xp Dual Boot Gone Wrong

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#1 davidgman


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Posted 08 January 2007 - 12:09 PM

Hello all,
At work we run winxp on all the machines, however we had need of win2k to run some old software. So being the rash kind of person I am I simply grab an old HD throw it in my box, drop in a win2k disc and install it on the new HD.

Everything seems to go well, and I just assumed I would boot off whatever drive I wanted by selecting the boot order in the bios. But to my surprise when booting up I had this cool dual boot screen that lets me pick what OS, I thought "how sweet!". So to the point, after setting up 2k and completing the project I go to boot up XP to get some real work done and it doesn't work.

After selecting XP at the boot screen it does a loading bar at the bottom of the screen however when that finishes it gave me a message that the installation needed to be repaired and I should use my windows disc. I did that(used the xp disc to repair the xp HD) and now after selecting windows XP it finishes the first loading bar and bounces back to the POST.

I'm not a real savvy computer guy, everything I do is pretty run of the mill and I am at a total loss. Windows 2k still boots fine so I have backed up most of my important files but I would really like to avoid having to reinstall everything.

ANY advice or thoughts on this problem would be greatly appreciated! The 2k installation is no longer needed, just want my old install back.



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#2 fozzie


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Posted 01 February 2007 - 08:44 AM

Is this issue solved?

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