XP won't boot in dual boot system with Vista as primary

By john007
Oct 9, 2009
  1. i have dell laptop with vista as primary and i have installed xp as a second OS and it worked fine as a dual boot system and
    Recently i was formatted vista and installed now the peoblem arises i can boot into vista but whe i press the xp it shows the message

    i couldn't find the files boot.ini ,ntldr,ntdetect.com in my system............
    pls help me i have lot of applications in my xp
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,231   +234

    You should try reinstalling XP
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 6,908   +10

    Whenever you reinstall or do major meddling with the primary, you will usually find it wise to reinstall the secondary operating system... most of us have the same problem you just experienced.
  4. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Guru Posts: 397

    Try re-installing XP as your primary the re-install Vista. Do not use XP to create a Vista partition use Vista's.
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