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Win VISTA XP Install Issue Need Help!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by nishantv, Jul 4, 2007.

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  1. nishantv

    nishantv Thread Starter

    Jul 4, 2007
    Hi I own HP DV 2000 1 Gb RAM Core 2 duo. It camme with VISTA preloaded. I tried to load XP on it following internet advice for installation i.e using nlite, stream driver of SATA in Win XP Set up. HOWEVER after install of XP in done in text mode and laptop restart it list options like - Boot win in normal/safe/cmd prmpt and none of them works and laptp is restarting in definitely. im frustrated and want VISTA back. PLEASE Help so that I can bring laptop to initial condition, I dont have VISTA DVD now.
  2. The-Cyberman


    Jul 5, 2007
    Here is a link that I used it helped me much more than others I found. http://apcmag.com/5485/dualbooting_vista_and_xp
    As for you not having a Vista DVD. I think you will have problems because if you are instaling Dual boot ,after instaling xp it changes the boot file, Vista uses a new type. So then you put in your Vista DVD and repair boot ,then boot to Vista and run a program called easyBCD http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1 and add the WinXP Drive, this adds that to the vista boot file.

    I hope you have some luck,try your computer manufacturer for the DVD afterall because of microsoft rights ,the DVD should belong to you.
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