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2 Different os`s on 2 different hdd`s

By Ollie30001
Apr 9, 2008
  1. Helo.


    So i had vista installed on my raptor 150gig hdd drive and wanted to install windows xp servicepack 2 on one of my other drives (i have 3 in total) so any way, installed it and all, and now i cant find a way to boot into my vista os. no matter what i do it always tries to boot into the xp one. i dont evan want that no more,can any 1 help me please?
     
  2. ZWERVER

    ZWERVER TS Rookie Posts: 55

    try to disconnect hdd with windows xp
     
  3. Ollie30001

    Ollie30001 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 144

    tried that mate, ses cant boot check paths ect...
     
  4. ZWERVER

    ZWERVER TS Rookie Posts: 55

    can you make the vista partition (hdd) active for booting?
     
  5. Ollie30001

    Ollie30001 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 144

    It does come up in the BIOS and that, i have it set as the default drive and the one to boot from 1st ect, but somehow still boots from the other drive.

    There is no sign of vista in the operating systems bit under the tab in xp.

    I cant understand tho why it cant boot from the original drive evan when i completly unplug the other drives from computer.
     
  6. ZWERVER

    ZWERVER TS Rookie Posts: 55

    SATA or IDE? Jumpers? set it on master ant try again
     
  7. Ollie30001

    Ollie30001 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 144

    They are all SATA yes, i have not tried ressetting the BIOS yet, was trying to find a way of doing it with out having to re-set, but if you think it will work i will give it a try.
     
  8. Ollie30001

    Ollie30001 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 144

    Ok so i have reset my bios, still wont let me boot from my primary drive, is now saying that some ddl is corrupt, i can still get onto the xp os and get to all the files on my 1st drive, is there really no way i can boot into the vista os?
     
  9. ZWERVER

    ZWERVER TS Rookie Posts: 55

    can you repair vista with boot vista cd?
     
  10. Ollie30001

    Ollie30001 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 144

    all sorted now took a bit of ****ing around but its all good now


    cheers any way.
     
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