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Dual boot problem

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Ziggy587, Apr 11, 2010.

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  1. Ziggy587

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    Hey guys.

    I had XP and Vista dual booted on separate partitions on the same drive for a while. Then I decided to keep my Vista partition and dual boot it with 7. So I figured the safe way to go about it would be to use my Vista install disc to delete the XP partition and to fix MBR, then install 7. So I went ahead and deleted the XP partition.

    Problem is, when I went to use the repair options on the Vista disc the OS wasn't showing up, so I never fixed the MBR. Then I got hasty and decided to go ahead and install 7.

    So now I'm wondering if there's anyway to rectify the situation and be able to boot into my Vista partition again. I was thinking, would a boot manager be able to detect the Vista OS even though the MBR is messed up? I've used a boot manager before a few years back, I think it was GAG. Any other way to be able to boot into that Vista partition again with out messing up my new 7 partition?

    Wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if I can't get it working again. If I can't fix it I might just move my files off the partition and use it to install Ubuntu to.

    Thanks for any input. :)
     
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  3. Ziggy587

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    Sounds great. I'll give it a try tomorrow. Thanks for the link!
     
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