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choosing booting in partitioned HDD



 
 
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Old April 23rd 09, 10:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
phatali
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Hey, im new here so firstly i would like to say hello
and second i hope someone can help me with a problem.

Basically im running Vista 32 bit on my hp notebook but i have some
programs that are not compatible with it yet, so i decided to partition
my hardrive and have xp on one of the partitions.

so now C: is vista D: is xp and i think F: is recovery but it was
D:

anyway the problem im having is trying to boot back into vista.....iv
gone into BIOS and had a look for booting options but it just lists the
name of the HDD and not the partitions.....Anyone know how to select
what partition you want to boot from??
Because it auto boots from the xp partition and i can see that in disk
manager but not sure how i can change it back to C:

I hope im clear enough.
Thanks
Ali


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Old April 23rd 09, 11:24 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
John Barnett MVP[_3_]
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Welcome Phatali,

Drive letter will change as a matter of course. If you boot into Vista
(which you can't at the moment but more on that later) you will see that
Vista is drive C: while D is XP and F your recovery partition. Now boot into
XP and things will change again XP will be C: Vista will be D: etc.

Installing XP has over-written the Vista boot loader and that is why you
can't gain access to Vista. I suggest you read this FAQ from my website:
http://www.winuser.co.uk/windows_vis...g_vista.htm l
This will explain how to solve the problem.

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"phatali" wrote in message
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Hey, im new here so firstly i would like to say hello
and second i hope someone can help me with a problem.

Basically im running Vista 32 bit on my hp notebook but i have some
programs that are not compatible with it yet, so i decided to partition
my hardrive and have xp on one of the partitions.

so now C: is vista D: is xp and i think F: is recovery but it was
D:

anyway the problem im having is trying to boot back into vista.....iv
gone into BIOS and had a look for booting options but it just lists the
name of the HDD and not the partitions.....Anyone know how to select
what partition you want to boot from??
Because it auto boots from the xp partition and i can see that in disk
manager but not sure how i can change it back to C:

I hope im clear enough.
Thanks
Ali


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Old April 23rd 09, 11:27 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
SIW2
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phatali;1026894 Wrote:
Hey, im new here so firstly i would like to say hello
and second i hope someone can help me with a problem.

Basically im running Vista 32 bit on my hp notebook but i have some
programs that are not compatible with it yet, so i decided to partition
my hardrive and have xp on one of the partitions.

so now C: is vista D: is xp and i think F: is recovery but it was
D:

anyway the problem im having is trying to boot back into vista.....iv
gone into BIOS and had a look for booting options but it just lists the
name of the HDD and not the partitions.....Anyone know how to select
what partition you want to boot from??
Because it auto boots from the xp partition and i can see that in disk
manager but not sure how i can change it back to C:

I hope im clear enough.
Thanks
Ali



Hi phatali,

You might like to check this tutorial:

'Installing XP After Vista - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki'
(http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBC...XP+After+Vista)

Hope it helps

SIW2


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Old April 25th 09, 10:18 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
phatali
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Thanks alot iv got it working now


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Old April 25th 09, 11:54 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
John Barnett MVP[_3_]
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I'm glad you've got things sorted.

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Thanks alot iv got it working now


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