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Old 06-12-2008, 03:37 PM   #1
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i have had xp and i upgraded it to vista..i dont like vista really tat much so i tried dowgrading it to xp again...when i stick the recovery cd in it works until it gets to "hard disk preparation" then reboots....when i try to load up the os it says bootmgr missing...plz help ....right now im using my friends computer for now...
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Old 06-12-2008, 03:44 PM   #2
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scratched disk maybe?
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nope..checked...not scratched
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try another install and see if it fixes the problem, did you partition the hdd, format? or just quick format??
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yess! its at partition the hdd drive and all of a sudden shuts down the system
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oh lol sry didn't get that the first time, thats wierd man.....
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any ideas on what to do?
im trying to put a os on a usb
idk if that'll work
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You need to delete and recreate the partition, format it again, then reinstall, you probably won't be able to do this with a proprietry brand pc recovery disk, you'll need an XP disk. Be careful that you only delete the correct partition as most brand name pcs have a "recovery partition"

Vista uses BCD for boot manager, XP uses boot.ini, XP can not read BCD, that is causing your problem
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so i cant use my gateway recovery disk?
only a xp one?
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As far as I know (never had or seen a Gateway so this is based on my experience with other brand names) the recovery disk doesn't have the functionality to delete and create partitions, so i doubt the option is available.

When you boot from the recovery disk does it give you any partition options like an XP disk?

You only need to borrow a disk to delete, recreate, format, once the format is done you should be able to load with the recovery disk.
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