Boot Configuration Data Changed

By captnubby
Nov 12, 2007
  1. I was attempting to install xp as a dual os system. After setting up my partician vista still would not let me install xp , older version error. I used a program vista bootpro or bootpro and changed my boot configuration trying to get it to allow me to install xp. Now I cant boot up my laptop. Only system info I have is toshiba, 2 years old lots of ram, How can I change my BCD back so that I can boot up vista. I tried from xp cd, safe mode, last known. I don't have the vista disk with me at the moment, Can I get it to boot up with that disk? If not how can I create a emergency boot up disk for vista?

  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595


    I think you might have to wait until you get the Vista disk back.

    That will just repair the boot configuration without any problem.

    There are various boot disks HERE and the Ultimate Boot CD

    but I`m not sure they would be much use.

    There is a very good page HERE for dual booting XP/Vista
  3. captnubby

    captnubby TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks , what I really want to do is go back to xp. My thinking was to dual boot into xp and then delete vista from my laptop altogether. Is this possible
  4. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    It is perfectly possible to dual boot, and that would be

    the best permanent solution. See HERE

    You can also delete the Vista using that method.

    You can even boot to the XP CD + DOS boot disk and format then install - See HERE

    However -

    - you may need an XP driver for the SATA hard drive.

    - you may have trouble finding XP drivers for all the hardware.

    See HERE and HERE and you may need HERE
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