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Commit these actions. Go to the second page in EasyBCD and change the letter for the XP partition to J:\ and reboot to test. Start the Recovery Console. You can try these methods to Format and Restore your USB Drive Windows to Go/Installers Windows to Go option creates a VHD file that is 20GB in size.

I thought that the RTM dvd could be the problem so I hooked everything up as it was before the problem and inserted my RC2 dvd and booted off of that it worked well and also asking when we start the system like ubuntu or xp and then select what we like to go.. None of these options proved effective. I want to give a shout out to the author for doing an awesome job.

What should I do? Basic Essentials to create a MultiSystem Bootable USB Drive Fat32 or *NTFS Formatted USB Flash or USB Hard Drive PC that can boot from USB Windows Vista/7/8/10 or Linux/Mac OS with Do the math:Free space after resize = New size - used spaceIf the number you get is less than 5 GBs, you may need to go back to the other method According to the link: "One legacy entry.

This will quickly free up drive space, making the final partitioning possible!If not, you can continue!Example: I have a 50 GB drive, with a total of 49.8 GB in my main My end goal is to remove Vista and install Vista64. This is most likely the System Reserved partition. End Notes Well congratulations you have just fully installed both Windows XP and Ubuntu 7.04 to run on the same system under a dual-boot!

Reply Mike says: October 31, 2006 at 6:07 am I formated my Vista drive and now I have the Vista boot option when I start my computer but I don't have Reset or Recreate? Find out about BCDEdit here: It sounds like its a boot-loader related problem. Well in doing so the list of OS's to repair is empty.

You should try the following software Spybot S&D Adaware Spyware Doctor I use these in conjunction with each other to clear my pc, they work very well. I format and reinstall about twice a year as a personal preference but now that the CD does not boot anymore, I am going to have to look into alternate methods. How should I resolve this? On SATA Drive is installed XP.

As such, it requires the drive to be formatted NTFS. Hit any key on the keyboard (like ENTER) to start installation.Follow the prompts on the screen. Quick thanks to Paul Thurrott for letting me use the Windows XP installation images! Now change the Use as: to ext3 and keep the rest of the settings the same.

mqudsi, Jul 3, 2007 #4 turboxxiii New Member Joined: Jul 3, 2007 Messages: 6 Likes Received: 0 Trophy Points: 0 more I try Recreate missing /deleted boot files and get this And you'll want to format your I: partition to remove Vista. Does this suggest the RC1 installation is blocking my access to the bulk of this drive. Any ideas?

However, I have another problem during installation (Vista 64 RC1). I get the safe mode | Start normally menu and it just reboots no matter what i select. A fresh install is when you are starting off with a completely new system, with a blank hard drive. Software developers who wish to have their "PAID" software added, can send me a copy to try.

mqudsi, Jul 5, 2007 #10 garlicbread New Member Joined: Jul 7, 2007 Messages: 1 Likes Received: 0 Trophy Points: 0 I'm trying to use my old hdd with a new Vista So, I put the DVD in the drive - what do I do next? If you intend to use the other OS a lot as well, you can do a 60-40 split or even a 50-50 split.

XP is on SATA 1, and boots fine if I unplug SATA 0 The bootloader shows Vista and 2 entries of XP when booting.

Replace c: with the drive you boot from. Continue until you get to the setup options screen. It is an external drive J:, when I try to add it using bcd 1.61 the drive letter automatically switches back to C - How do I get it to work turboxxiii New Member Joined: Jul 3, 2007 Messages: 6 Likes Received: 0 Trophy Points: 0 i am building a dual boot Vista XP box, and having nothing but trouble with EasyBCD

Leason learned the hard way, always follow atrust able tutorial when attempting these kinds of stuff... Add support for Rescatux ISO (can't use sg2d version). 11/24/13 Version Modify chain.c32 to address Insane Primary (MBR) partition error. Is it now safe to remove this folder?My intentions are to re-install Vista RC1 and don’t want this to corrupt the new install. I've never had the "boot" folder in my XP drive.

Tweet Post navigation ← Older Newer → 460 insightful thoughts Rob says: July 6, 2006 at 9:23 am I installed vista beta 2 64bit on my partition i cant run it ThanX for any further insight you can give me on this. The resulting DOS window seemed to indicate that vista boot loader is deleted. Corrected Desinfec't misspelling. 11/20/13 Version Add Desinfec't 2013 (German Antivirus).

Thanks for the help, and sorry for my bad english. Otherwise the alternative is to use the restore method from the XP installation CD. More resources Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Denmark Norway Finland Russia France Turkey Germany UK Italy USA Subscribe to Tom's Hardware Search the site Ok About Thanks in advance!

Since the bootloader is already gone. For Windows XP, you should select Repair at the main installation menu (after driver loading), select your OS, and follow the command line steps below only.Once the setup starts up, click turboxxiii, Jul 5, 2007 #8 turboxxiii New Member Joined: Jul 3, 2007 Messages: 6 Likes Received: 0 Trophy Points: 0 Now I get this in the configuration screen. I dont want to install vista anymore, but i want to know if I can delete this folders and files without any problem?

I'm wondering if removing the bootloader will destroy my ability to boot in to vista on HD-A, effectively wiping vista. Correct some wording. Restart the computer, and you will notice the boot selection menu is gone. here is my boot.ini ; ;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems. ;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options. ; [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating

If you are not doing that kind of install, see my other tutorial for instructions on how to set up a dual boot configuration for a new system.What are the disk For me, it was 15299 MBs.Once done, verify that the total size after shrinking is equal or greater to the calculated first partition size.For me, my screen showed 35799 MBs left. pleawe help me.