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    Vista System Protection not finding any drives

    I found some more info on what probably happened to my system restore function. Here is a link to Microsoft that describes my problem and how it likely happened. No restore points are available when you use Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 in a dual-boot configuration together with an...
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    Vista System Protection not finding any drives

    I'll give that a try. I found some info about dual booting and losing system restore points in Vista. I was trying to set that up between two drives. It wasn't working so I ended it. I may have lost something in undoing the dual boot. Here is a link talking about it and what to do...
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    Vista System Protection not finding any drives

    I don't have access to the system restore function as per the first part of this thread.
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    Vista System Protection not finding any drives

    I still have no access to system restore. I've had notification of updates from Windows, but when I start the update it tries to create a system restore point. It just sits there for hours. Do I need to do a Vista repair?
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    Vista System Protection not finding any drives

    Restart as in reboot the machine? Every time I reboot it tries to install some updates, and it just hangs there. I've had it try to install for 12 hours with no results. As for the repair on the XP drive, I've tried, but it keeps on trying to find a file on the I: drive, which is one of the...
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    Vista System Protection not finding any drives

    I've checked a lot of threads and haven't found anything about this anywhere. I'm currently running into major delays when I shutdown for the night. 8 hours later, it's still trying to do a windows update. It says not to turn off the computer, but I don't have access to my computer. So I've...
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    Vista System Protection not finding any drives

    I'm trying to turn off system restore. When I pull up the system protection tab under system properties, the available disks shows "searching" and never comes up with any drives. What can I do to fix this? Thanks!
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    Re-install XP on old drive when Vista is main OS

    I've tried to use Cain to crack the password, but it keeps telling me it needs local administrator priveleges.
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    Re-install XP on old drive when Vista is main OS

    I've never used Windows 2000. I only have disks for XP and Vista.
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    Re-install XP on old drive when Vista is main OS

    I didn't explain things very well. I bought a new computer with Vista installed. I moved my old HD with XP installed to the new computer. I wanted to be able to run all my old programs from the old HD using a dual boot configuration. I can access all the files on my old HD but can't run any...
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    Re-install XP on old drive when Vista is main OS

    I can access files from the old drive, but I can't start any programs from there.
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    Re-install XP on old drive when Vista is main OS

    The genie soft application didn't work the way I had hoped. What can I use to make an image of my old HD. Then how do I copy that info to the new partition???
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    Re-install XP on old drive when Vista is main OS

    As far as I know, it backed up the whole old drive.
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    Re-install XP on old drive when Vista is main OS

    When I did the install, I created a second Windows directory. I didn't want to overwrite everything on the old directory. I still have all the original info. The install didn't work the way I had hoped. I tried to do a repair as you described. I get to a point in it where it asks for a file...
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    Re-install XP on old drive when Vista is main OS

    I did a reinstall of xp. It wanted to install over the old install, which would have deleted a lot of files I would need to run my old programs. So I did a new install to a new directory. I could get into xp, but it wouldn't load as my old desktop. Should I have done a repair instead of an...
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