View Full Version : Dual booting problem

02-11-2008, 10:03 PM

I use 2 run XP on C: and Vista on D:. But i have just reinstalled my XP on C:\, the same version (media centre). However, when i restart my computer, the option of choosing which system to start doesn't appear anymore, and it automatically loads into XP. How can i use my vista system again? (i.e. have that option of choosing which system to start up)


02-11-2008, 10:05 PM
The easiest way is to back up any data/settings on the Vista drive, then reinstall Vista.

You'll then get the option of choosing which OS to boot up.

02-11-2008, 10:08 PM
so is there not a way of doing it without reinstalling it? Cuz by the looks of it, there's just one command that's missing..... other forums on the net seems to talk about a c:\boot.ini. file. But i have no idea wat to do there.....

02-11-2008, 10:14 PM
Download EasyBCD (http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1) Install it on the Xp and it should pick up the Vista OS - set it up and when you reboot you should then have the option to boot into XP or Vista.

Note: screen shots and Download are near the bottom of the page.

Also have a read through These articles, step by step (http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_vista_and_xp_with_vista_installed _first__the_stepbystep_guide.htm?page=1)

02-11-2008, 10:35 PM
THank you, it has been very helpful.

02-11-2008, 10:38 PM
No Worries , hope its working Ok for you now :thumbs: