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Windows XP will not boot, setting up dual boot


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Please help, I followed this simple guide, it seemed easy

http://www.howtogeek...mputer-with-xp/

But now that XP has been installed on the 2nd partition, the D: drive, it will not work I get the "could not read from selected boot disk" error. Now I feel like if I could just get the boot cfg edited properly, I will get into WinXP and can continue as the guide says from there. But the bootcfg /rebuild did not work, can someone please help with recovery console commands for editing boot.ini?
This is XP professional.
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No one?? I had to register and post in this forum on my windows phone, lol. Well it was hopeless so I just popped in the windows 7 cd and hit "repair automatically" so that I am able to boot into the computer again.

 

Now shouldn't it be simple to edit the bootcfg from here, so I will boot into the WindowsXP on my other partition? After initial installation process, it was supposed to boot into XP and continue the installation from there, but nothing would work...


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Hi :welcome: ,

 

Install EasyBCD on Windows 7 and use it to add the boot entry for Windows XP check this guide (go to the end of the page step 8)


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Hi :welcome: to BleepingComputer,

 

Install EasyBCD on Windows 7 and use it to add the boot entry for Windows XP check this guide (go to the end of the page step 8)

LOL!  I've been away for quite a while, but when did Geekstogo change to BleepingComputer?


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Hi :welcome: to BleepingComputer,

 

Install EasyBCD on Windows 7 and use it to add the boot entry for Windows XP check this guide (go to the end of the page step 8)

LOL!  I've been away for quite a while, but when did Geekstogo change to BleepingComputer?

 

 

Lack of sleep I guess :)


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Hi :welcome: to BleepingComputer,

 

Install EasyBCD on Windows 7 and use it to add the boot entry for Windows XP check this guide (go to the end of the page step 8)

LOL!  I've been away for quite a while, but when did Geekstogo change to BleepingComputer?

 

 

Lack of sleep I guess :)

 

I used to be a tech here years ago.  Back then most techs would also help out at BleepingComputer.  I had to laugh when I saw your reply.  No offense!  Get some sleep! :yes:

 

Appologies to the OP for going off topic!  I couldn't help myself. :D


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