Repair Bootloader from Vista

#1
i had a successful dual boot setup on my hp dv9500 notebook. after endless issues with my Vista installation i decided to format and upgrade. i formatted my Vista partition and reinstalled. the bootloader is not recognizing my XP installation anymore. i tried using Vista Boot Pro and also tried activating the partition through Computer Management. Any suggestions of repair the bootloader other than reinstalling XP?
 

Mak 2.0

Mod...WAFFLES!?!?
Staff member
#2
Hello,

Did you install EasyBCD and add a XP entry? From there did you make sure that the XP boot file were on the boot drive?
 
#3
apparently i cant get or find the xp boot file



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any ideas? or anyone have the two files in the screenshot above? the link provided appears to be broken

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got em. trying now

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still no go. got the same error. any ideas?

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got it. sorry for the pointless thread =X
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
No problem, glad you got it to work.