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My system info; Dell OptiPlex GX620 2.8 ghz, 4 gb ram, ATI 4350HD-512 mb hard disk space on D Drive is 25GB !! How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks. So thanks alot man! Any suggestions Reply Long Zheng says: September 12, 2006 at 11:19 am @Hanspuppa: If you followed the step to remove the bootloader correctly, and it no longer shows the Vista boot http://splashwebservices.com/windows-xp/windows-7-will-not-boot-after-formatting-windows-xp-partition.php

daemosJan 21, 2009, 10:22 AM Ok so i've successfully installed Windows 7 64bit Beta onto a separate hard disk and am now running a dual boot configuration. I'm wondering if removing the bootloader will destroy my ability to boot in to vista on HD-A, effectively wiping vista. up vote 4 down vote I would let the freeware tool EasyBCD try and fix this for you. RSS ALL ARTICLES FEATURES ONLY TRIVIA Search The How-To Geek Forums Have Migrated to Discourse How-To Geek Forums / Windows 7 dual Boot windows 7 64 bit with (pre installed) imp source

I've also heard fdisk might be able to rectify matters but am not sure how i can get to a prompt to try this. Now, I have installed Vista RC2 on this laptop before in a single OS configuration and it does work. But I want to be able to Dual Boot it. That's a heck of a coincidence, but apparently only a coincidence.

I have winxp pro. I looked in the place where winload.exe is, and it is there, so its not missing. Reply crimsy says: October 11, 2006 at 9:50 am Thanks! He had XP Pro SP2 32bit and Vista 64bit in a dual boot.

I have a Dell Laptop wit ha 60gb drive in it. None of these options proved effective. Please note that each row symbolizes a different storage device and shows the different partitions on that particular drive. But, I found that even the BIOS couldnt find the HD's.

In the dialog box that appears, click on change. I ran the custom install of Vista from within XP and after it rebooted I was never presented with a Bootloader screen to choose which OS to load. I am basically at my wits end. Reply dagger says: August 26, 2006 at 8:59 am Your instructions worked perfectly.

When the computer rebooted, Vista began to uninstall itself. http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/dual-boot-windows-7-64-bit-with-pre-installed-windows-xp-32-bit I can see the new SSD drive when I am in C:. No more boot screen. Selecting a higher Drive letter helps avoid possible conflicts with those external devices.

It uses a new format for storing boot variables. More about the author You must mark the Win7 partition Active first or it will not repair and start. TechNet Products IT Resources Downloads Training Support Products Windows Windows Server System Center Browser   Office Office 365 Exchange Server   SQL Server SharePoint Products Skype for Business See all products at the time i didnt know they redid the boot record and loader which takes over.

this has been successful. I've added NTLDR using BCDEDIT. Reply bp says: September 19, 2006 at 1:13 pm You're instructions for removing the vista multiboot menu are not only right on the money (vs. check my blog How can I write the equation of the plane passing through the list of three points?

Click on Start, Turn Off, Restart, and you are good to go. Learn more about fixmbr here: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/bootcons_fixmbr.mspx?mfr=true Reply Jon says: October 8, 2006 at 2:59 am Your instructions work perfectly to uninstall. For virtual drive emulation, I recommend Daemon Tools.

Sounds like something wrong with the file system or hard drive itself.

I have my old rig's harddrive (160g) as a secondary, and a new 250g sata harddrive as the primary. is there any way i can keep vista and fix the internet? I used GParted and Partition Magic to create a 20gb Primary Partition. With memory remapping off I see 3gb under x64 and 3gb x32.Intel Core 2 Quad Q66004gb Corsair XMS DDR2 800Asus P5B-Plus2x WD Raptor 74gb RAID 0 Windows Vista x64 Ultimate2x Seagate

Once there however, run these commands instead of just bootcfg to repair any of these issues: Windows Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) Corrupt registry hives (\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\xxxxxx) Invalid BOOT.INI files A corrupt NTOSKRNL.EXE So let's start. Uninstall After playing around with Vista for a few days, you may want to remove it from your system, and reclaim the hard drive space. news There was NO problem at all of dual booting windows xp 32 bit and windows 7 32 bit on the same hard disk (on different drives)...so my question is Windows 7

When i installed Vista I decided to format my complete hard drive (everything important is backed up externally of course) and create 2 partitions in it and installed 1 on vista its real easy and easy to reverse.