Help to boot to xp again.

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n1ckn4m3

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Hello

These past months I have been trying out different versions of Vista and linux. Before that I had 2 installs of winxp. One on C: partition and another on G:, I need to get xp back to play some games. :D So I have formated the C: partition and want to boot to the G: one. I had 3 distros of linux on their own partitions but I have backed them up and formated them. Also had RC1 of vista one 1 partition and RTM Vista on another. I have formated the RC1 install.

So now the only os I can boot to is the RTM Vista OS. From within vista it is supposidley on c:

I tried running the xp recovery console to try the fixboot command but the console will not run. It will run if I disconect the HDD. It shows a blank screan after ''checking your hardware'' message.

Hope this post makes sense as I am confused myself.

Thanks.
 
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Hi and Welcome to TSG!

Go to start > right click my computer > click properties > and in one of the tabs towards the right, you can select your primary boot OS.

You should be asked on boot, which one you wish to load, however make your time 5 or 10secs, so that you can choose in the future.

Kind Regards
Anthony
 

n1ckn4m3

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I am not asked at boot. I think because the boot.ini file was on my old c drive which I formated.

I am not at my computer now so I will try what you said when I get home but I think it is just the same as editing the boot.ini file?

Could I create a new boot.ini file for windows xp and put in on G or does it have to be on C?

Thanks

EDIT:

System Properties > Startup and Recovery:



Disk Management:



What can I do??
 
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