Vista, then XP help

#1
Hello everyone, my friend wanted me to fix his computer full of viruses. It was set up this way:

First off it's an HP computer, then, it had both Vista and XP, with the bootmenu (Vista's) and all. Three partitions, one HDD: C:\(WinVista), I:\(WinXP) and H:\(HP RECOVERY).

The XP installation was so infected I had to backup all their documents and reformat to to a new, more updated version (they still had SP2 and a crapload of updates to get). So I did it, and all went fine, except now, only XP boots, no menu. I tried easybcd, it said it couldnt find any boot files on any drive, so I popped a Win7 disc and did a startup repair. Still, only XP booted, but this time easyBCD said nothing, and I could add an entry for Vista, which didn't work either.

There are boot files on the HP partition, boot.ini goes like this:
Code:
[boot loader]
timeout=0
default=C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons
At this point, I have no clue what to do, could anyone help me?

Post Scriptum: I tried messing with the boot order in the bios, no luck there.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
Do the Vista "startup repair" at least three times. It has several thing to fix and only seems capable of doing one per pass.