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Old 04-23-2007, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default boot configuration

i have a hard drive with 2 partitions, and installed linux onto one and changed the partition table and such, which worked fine, but the boot loader would not pick up windows XP. So, i got rid of linux, but then XP would not start, so i reinstalled XP onto the spare partition. Now i have 2 installs of xp, but only one will work.

I think that they are both meant to be listed in the MSCONFIG > BOOT.INI tab thing, unless I am mistaken, and then there should be a menu, so to speak, of the operaring systems, but only one is listed.

Basically, I was wondering how i would get my pc to boot from the other installation, instead of the current one / give me the choice to chose which one to boot.

Thanks for any help

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Old 04-24-2007, 05:18 AM   #2
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Default Re: boot configuration

Boot from your XP CD, goto recovery console and type bootcfg /rebuild. Heres some more info on it.
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