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    Re: Help with windows vista!
    « Reply #30 on: March 03, 2008, 12:25:46 AM »
    I unplugged it and it gives me something like, choose the coorect boot drive error.

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      Re: Help with windows vista!
      « Reply #31 on: March 03, 2008, 01:28:25 AM »
      was xp installed before vista? was the xp drive the original drive and then you bought the new one for vista? that should clear things up. its looking for the multi-boot option that comes with XP so in theory you should be able to change the boot order in xp but since its corrupted im not sure what to do here.

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        Re: Help with windows vista!
        « Reply #32 on: March 03, 2008, 02:30:25 AM »
        yeah xp was isntalled before vista. I then bought another drive which I installed vista to.

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        Re: Help with windows vista!
        « Reply #33 on: March 03, 2008, 05:49:26 PM »
        Well, I guess, you'll have to back up your data, reformat both drives, and start from the scratch.

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        Re: Help with windows vista!
        « Reply #34 on: March 03, 2008, 06:41:35 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.

        This still needs clearing up...there are contradictions on the info posted.
        We need to know how and what was installed in what order that created this dilemna...
        If Vista was properly installed on C: the boot files aren't going to wind up on D: no matter how you fudged with it.
        As you have probably learned by now Vista handles boot files a bit differently than you may be used to.
        This is why the details may be important.
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          Re: Help with windows vista!
          « Reply #35 on: March 04, 2008, 12:31:01 AM »
          I had windows xp media center for about 2 years. Than I had some problems with viruses, so I decided to purchase a new hard drive and vista. I installed vista on to my new drive.  When ever I booted the computer it asked me what windows installation did I want to boot into. I have tried changing the boot order and disconnecting the xp drive, but will not boot into anything except for the dvd drive without my old xp drive being connected. Hope this clarifies things a little more. If not ask me what info you need.
          Again thanks for the help!

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          Re: Help with windows vista!
          « Reply #36 on: March 04, 2008, 05:29:17 AM »
          Post a list of your physical drives....partitions....and where each OS is installed please.
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            Re: Help with windows vista!
            « Reply #37 on: March 04, 2008, 06:46:35 PM »
            drive D: xp
            drive C: vista

            I had drive D:xp than I installed drive C: with vista.

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            Re: Help with windows vista!
            « Reply #38 on: March 05, 2008, 06:34:51 AM »
            Backup all the data you need and start over...
            XP needs to be installed first as it is older.
            Then a clean install of Vista.

            So:  XP on C:
                    Vista on D:

            I'd also suggest using VistaBoot Pro to manage that dual-boot setup. It will run alot smoother. Install it after the XP install is up and running.
            Your drivers will need to be installed under each OS as well.
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              Re: Help with windows vista!
              « Reply #39 on: March 05, 2008, 10:42:51 PM »
              I don't want to run xp no more. I just want that drive as storage for the files that I have in it. I guess I'll just keep booting up from drive D:.  Thanks for all the help and suggestions. Really appreciated.

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              Re: Help with windows vista!
              « Reply #40 on: March 06, 2008, 05:16:17 AM »
              I'd still re-install Vista to the larger of the 2 drives and wipe the other drive clean for storage if i wanted things to run smoothly...
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