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Setting up a Dual-boot on my friend's laptop


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Ok, so here's the situation. My brother's girlfriend had problems with her computer, and for various reasons she asked me to reinstall her windows. She lives in dorm at the university and I'm told she's required to have XP home installed on the computer to access the internet (yeah, shouldnt change anything, but I'm setting up the dual boot with XP pro and home as she requests anyway)

My problem is that acronis OS selector, which I installed on the XP home partition, is [bleep]ed over. It wont boot the computer properly, and I'm forced to press F6 to bypass the menu alltogether, or nothing boots. Tried uninstalling the selector, and the boot is still stuck at the now non-existent menu files.

I need help to restore the MBR record to its original (I've never had to do that before) and install a bootloader that'll switch between the two windows correctly.

XP pro is on partition 1 of disk 0, while xp home is on disk 0 partition 2

Both NTFS, both primary.

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Ah never mind, I used BootMagic on it... And found that fixboot and fixmbr commands. all is well.
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