Dual Boot  Headache

By Hedonist33
Oct 8, 2009
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. I can't boot up my system. It runs through the checks and Id's all the drives one that completes it hangs at a dead curser i.e. can;t type anything at it. With it being a dual boot system XP Pro & Vista Ultimate. Can I use a disk XP/Vista to get it into recovery mode or ever do a rollback??? I do not have the original disks only the disks for my computer.
    Thanks
  2. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    If the dual boot has Windows XP Pro first, and Vista Ultimate second, that is perhaps your problem.

    You would likely have to set it up again from scratch, first with Vista Ultimate, but with the provision for a dual boot selected at the time of install. Then install Windows XP Pro as the second boot under the instructions that VISTA Ultimate gives you.

    Of course, you cannot do anything without the original disks and product ID's, and there is no fix for your problem without them.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.