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Reply Basser8616 says: November 21, 2006 at 2:38 pm I just want you to know that your the man. Please help me fix this BSOD somehow. Reply Randomskratch says: September 14, 2006 at 9:12 am I have the same problem as ellobo encountered. This floppy disk can come in handy if the problem is being caused when either the startup record for the active partition or the files that the operating system uses to this content

Print a word clock Primes with prime bit-counts What's a word for the space among the trees in a forest? Does this mean I can't unistall Vista RC1? If you uninstalled it and confirmed it, then it would not be possible to have returned. @Cropje Jnr: That doesn't sound like a Vista problem. Reply Betty says: October 19, 2006 at 1:26 am I have a small question.

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Setup is still in the boot record being previously half way done. Reply TimByr says: September 22, 2006 at 11:44 am I am using one drive with 2 primary partition as created by the Vista x64 setup. Reply JT says: September 17, 2006 at 2:36 am I have installed Vista rc1 successfully on the same hard disk, partition F: while my xp sp2 on partition C:.

Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links TechSupportForum.com Advertisement 02-02-2005, 12:06 PM #2 clovely81 Registered Member Join Date: Feb 2005 Posts: 7 OS: Win2k Do you get any beep codes Hope you backed up my documents,my pictures,my music or any shared files.you will also need to re install any third party devices or software.   Tuesday, October 21, 2008 11:39 AM Reply Is anything not requiring me to reinstall the OS even possible? Windows Xp Not Booting In Safe Mode An in-place upgrade will usually solve most, if not all, Windows boot problems.

Anyone know what to do? Windows Xp Won't Start In Safe Mode You should try the following software Spybot S&D Adaware Spyware Doctor I use these in conjunction with each other to clear my pc, they work very well. PLEASE HELP! I installed XP on the primary first and then Vista RC2 afterwards on the secondary.

Not the answer you're looking for? Windows Xp Startup Repair Without Disk The time now is 05:34 AM. -- Mobile_Default -- TSF - v2.0 -- TSF - v1.0 Contact Us - Tech Support Forum - Site Map - Community Rules - Terms of Find out about BCDEdit here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/library/85cd5efe-c349-427c-b035-c2719d4af778.mspx It sounds like its a boot-loader related problem. The dual boot is still there, and I cannot use the bootsect.exe because the DVD won't work on xp pro(not a valid win32.

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Dan Reply Long Zheng says: July 31, 2006 at 6:03 pm @Dan: No, it would impossible to reinstall XP again after you've installed Vista and keep the Vista boot manager. I can still load XP or XP64, but Vista64 can't finish the install. Windows Xp Won't Start The master boot record contains the partition table for the disk as well as a small program called the master boot code, which is responsible for locating the active, or bootable, Windows Xp Not Starting In Any Mode If you suspect that Windows XP won't boot because Boot.ini has been corrupted, you can use the special Recovery Console version of the Bootcfg tool to fix it.

I just formatted the 32 bit installation and the boot manager remained. news I have allocated 50 GB in which I have installed Vista RC2. It does this in safe mode too. Restarted, and BAM! Windows Xp Startup Repair

so i started xp again and deleted the partition that vista was installed on. Should I just give up, backup and reinstall everything? Create the System Repair Disk and try Startup Repair. have a peek at these guys Acronis Disk Director gives a simple useless message that it's not possible and doesn't say why or how to fix it…May be I'll try w/ Partition Tragic.

FYI My current boot.ini on my C: drive looks like this: ; ;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems. ;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot Windows Xp Startup Problem Black Screen Reply Long Zheng says: September 30, 2006 at 1:19 am @StiGMaT, when you get in XP, try to run the "bootsect.exe" command to remove the Vista bootloader. Your XP install isn't working properly.

That should get Safe Mode cooking for you.

I haven't tried this yet but it's the step by step install and uninstall of Vista that I've been looking for for weeks. but i don't think i found that tool in the vista RC DVD. Edit: But I believe this is for dual boot OSs on the same drive. Windows Xp Startup Repair Tool To use the Fixboot tool, from the Recovery Console command prompt, type Fixboot [drive]: Where [drive] is the letter of the drive to which you want to write a new partition

I meant the steps suggested after the bios update. The bios shows 4096mb of ram. I have 2 HDD. 1st HDD is IDE with 2 partition, 1 primary and active and size 40 GB, and the second partition is logical. http://advancedcomputech.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-reboot-during-installation.html Tuesday, August 05, 2008 5:53 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote I hope it is...

After a few subsequent restarts, you should end up with 2 drives appearing in ‘My Computer'. I tried to edit boot.ini, but everything looks fine there. Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. Is there a way to verify the boot.ini is being processed?

EDIT: Oh, and in the command prompt that shows up during the operation it says something like "Failed to open file! He had XP Pro SP2 32bit and Vista 64bit in a dual boot. Reply Long Zheng says: November 18, 2006 at 12:37 pm @Matt S: Do you get the option to rollback your setup? Use your partition software to merge your partitions together.

If your going back to SP1, why not just install the OS over what you have. It appears that Vista modified the boot.ini to state that ‘Vista doesn't use boot.ini anymore', but left it at that. I was thinking that because I have the 2 harddrives that its messing it up or something like that. I have a laptop that came with Windows Media Centre Edition, and a 90GB hardrive.

Everything worked. thanks Reply Matt H says: September 27, 2006 at 10:54 am Hey, Just installed Vista RC1 Build 5600, Dual boot setup with XP. From Daemon Tools, mount the Vista DVD image and proceed to installation. Should I ask my co-author before I upload an article (that he already told me is okay to publish) to arXiv?

Thanks for any help! Yep, you can run the command "bootsect.exe -nt60 c:" from the Vista DVD to install the Vista boot loader. Back to top #11 Ar-Adunakhor Ar-Adunakhor Topic Starter Members 20 posts OFFLINE Local time:02:34 PM Posted 24 March 2016 - 09:44 AM Thanks for the answer. Try booting with one 2GB memory stick, and tell us how it goes. –EliadTech Feb 10 '14 at 14:29 2 Could you check if SATA mode in BIOS is set

Reply Martin says: October 10, 2006 at 4:10 am I'm missing something trivial here. Optional: Restart to ensure it still works. and everything runs ok….