Lost XP After Vista Install

#1
I need some help as I am probably in over my head. I have installed Vista on a new partition of my single 200Gb HDD. After the vista install, I never got the option of dual booting to XP. The partitions and my files on the non Vista Partition are still present. I have tried VistaBoot pro, but I get caught in this loop without being able to boot XP. I am not sure where to go from here. I dont really know how to move the boot.ini and ntldr files. I love Vista, but would rather have my fully functioning XP back. Any help would be appreciated.
 

mqudsi

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#2
One question:

Do you want to dual boot XP and Vista or do you only want XP?
 

mqudsi

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Staff member
#3
If you have added Windows XP via VistaBootPRO 1.0 as an entry, you most likely don't have to move those files.

Just open boot.ini, and where it says partition(n) (where n is a number from 0 to 10), change it to n+1
So if it was
Code:
partition(1)
it'll become
Code:
partition(2)
 
#6
I appreciate your patience. I am not sure where boot.ini is. I do not have access to XP and I am not sure where it is in the Vista partition or rather how to access it. Again I appreciate your help (CG)
 

mqudsi

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Staff member
#7
Like I said earlier, it's C:\Boot.ini

Just open "Run"
and type C:\Boot.ini