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    Help with windows vista!
    « on: March 01, 2008, 06:20:22 PM »
    Hi, I have a corrup  version of windows xp on my D: hard drive and a good Vista premium on my C: drive. My problem is that my vista boot sector is located in the D: drive and I can't boot vista without the D: drive being connected.  Hopefully someone can help me on this.

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    Re: Help with windows vista!
    « Reply #1 on: March 01, 2008, 06:29:38 PM »
    How do you know it's corrupted? Do you still want to run both systems?
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      Re: Help with windows vista!
      « Reply #2 on: March 01, 2008, 06:44:20 PM »
      No I don't want to run xp no more. it shows the xp logo but freezes. although I do want to keep the files I have in driveD:, but I want to create a new boot sector to boot from my C: drive.

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      Re: Help with windows vista!
      « Reply #3 on: March 01, 2008, 07:31:15 PM »
      How did you install Vista? Do you have Vista DVD?

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        Re: Help with windows vista!
        « Reply #4 on: March 01, 2008, 07:38:20 PM »
        yeah, I have the dvd. But when I try to fix it from the dvd the drive c: with vista does not show, and when I plug in the drive with xp it does.

        I installed vista on a new hard drive, but I think it installed the boot sector in the other drive.

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        Re: Help with windows vista!
        « Reply #5 on: March 01, 2008, 07:48:50 PM »
        How are you trying to fix it?
        Are C, and D separate drives, or partitions of the same drive?
        Do you have any important data on either drive?

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          Re: Help with windows vista!
          « Reply #6 on: March 01, 2008, 07:51:30 PM »
          They are seperate drives. I have vista on drive C: and corrupted xp on drive D:. I want to be able to boot vista from C:, but I can't because D: has the boot sector.

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          Re: Help with windows vista!
          « Reply #7 on: March 01, 2008, 07:52:40 PM »
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          Do you have any important data on either drive?

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          Re: Help with windows vista!
          « Reply #8 on: March 01, 2008, 07:54:47 PM »
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          How are you trying to fix it?
          Vista doesn't have Repair option.

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            Re: Help with windows vista!
            « Reply #9 on: March 01, 2008, 07:59:18 PM »
            yeah, I have important data on both of then. I don't want to delete nothing from either of them. I just want to know if it's possible to create a boot sector in vista, since it doesn't have one and that's why when I unpplug the one with xp vista doesn't boot.

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            Re: Help with windows vista!
            « Reply #10 on: March 01, 2008, 08:06:42 PM »
            Run Vista DVD from within Windows (drive C), and select option "Upgrade". It works the same way, as installing over the top, so your data should be safe. It may fix your problem. Pay close attention what is installed where.

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              Re: Help with windows vista!
              « Reply #11 on: March 01, 2008, 08:09:51 PM »
              ok i'll try that. thanks

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                Re: Help with windows vista!
                « Reply #12 on: March 01, 2008, 08:12:26 PM »
                hey I clicked install and it said, "this computer does not have enough space for temporary files".

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                Re: Help with windows vista!
                « Reply #13 on: March 01, 2008, 08:22:24 PM »
                What is your situation in size of hard drive/free space?

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                  Re: Help with windows vista!
                  « Reply #14 on: March 01, 2008, 08:23:34 PM »
                  my c: drive is a western digital with 500gb.