Dual boot (XP Pro & Vista with XP installed first): missing XP

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by cooljay, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. cooljay

    cooljay Limp Gawd

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    Hello,

    This is a little weird situation. My pc originally had two XP pro installed with one being corrupted. The corrupted one was there and I just didn't bother to delete it. So installed Vista the other day. Thought with XP installed first so I should automatically have two options, i.e. dual boot at start-up. However, I found out somehow Vista recognized the corrupted XP and at start-up I see Vista as the only OS there.

    I guess I can use bcdedit but really don't know what to do because of this unusual case. Can you guys please help here?

    Thanks!
     
  2. athlon1.2

    athlon1.2 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Why would it be any different to use bcdedit?
     
  3. cooljay

    cooljay Limp Gawd

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    Maybe I didn't explain this clearly. I wanted to use bcdedit, but not sure how. As I said, the bootable XP partition (Logic driver E) was not recognized. The one shown by bcdedit was the corrupt one on another partition (D).

    Thanks!

     
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