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Old 11-19-2006, 12:36 PM   #1
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Default Problem with booting windows

So I wanted to make another installation of windows xp. I tried to install it directly from windows. But the thing is, it didn't even asked on wich partition to install, and just copyed to installations files on the partition of my already running XP. It reboots to install the new windows, but I get an error message at the very beginning and I can't install it. So I install another Windows on a new partition and everything goes fine.
But now, I can't boot on my old windows. When booting, I get to choose between the Windows installation (wich bugs) and the Windows installed on the new partition, but not my old one.
I deleted the folder containing the files required for installation, but now, when I choose to boot the windows-to-install, it still tells me that it's going to install, but after this, all I get is a black screen with my mouse pointer.

Since nothing has been installed (just the installation files copyied on the hard drive), I believe my old windows hasn't been affected.

Now all I want is to be able to boot on my old windows.

In short:
1.Old windows (not able to boot anymore)
2.Widows in the process of installing, on the same partition as old windows (wich bugs)
3.New working windows on a new partition

Now I'm just able to boot 2 and 3 and I'm looking how to boot 1.

I hope my post is at least semi-understandable :/
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Old 11-19-2006, 02:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: Problem with booting windows

boot into the windows cd (not from windows) and press r to repair windows using the command line or something. then press which windows install isnt work, and then type fixmbr and press enter. now type fixboot and hit enter. see if that works.
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Old 11-19-2006, 04:55 PM   #3
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boot into the windows cd (not from windows) and press r to repair windows using the command line or something. then press which windows install isnt work, and then type fixmbr and press enter. now type fixboot and hit enter. see if that works.
My old windows doesn't appears in the choices and even trying with both that were displayed it didn't change anything
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Old 11-20-2006, 03:17 AM   #4
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Default Re: Problem with booting windows

U may have copied over it then. You could try using the FIXMBR and FIXBOOT commands from the recovery console, but if ya cant see the XP installation it probably wont work. Moral of the story, dont try making another installation if ya not 100% sure on how to do it, and always backup before stuff like this.
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