XP not opening

#1
I have xp pro along with vista installed on a partitioned drive. Install went well, xp opened, then ran the vista installer. Now when the BCD screen comes up and I choose xp, I get an error message telling me the NTLDR does not open. I can go back to vista and unistall the vista loader with BCD and xp opens fine.

Any help is appreciated.
Marion
 
#3
Thanks

Thank you Mahmoud. I did as you suggested and it works now. Now if I can only connect to the internet from XP I will be set. Any suggestions? I have a Toshiba Satelitte. When I'm in Vista everything works fine connecting. When booted in XP, well that's another story. I need drivers but unable to find them so far.

Thanks again for any help you can give.
Marion
 

Mak 2.0

Mod...WAFFLES!?!?
Staff member
#4
You will have to go to the Toshiba Site. They should have the downloads available in the download section or in the Support/Drivers section. They should be there. Since you didn't give a specific model number there is no way we can find them for you. But searching thru the site by model i have seen they all have Ethernet drivers available for all systems.
 
#5
A follow up. Booting between xp and vista is no problem. I have the wireless working for intranet betweet computers. I can not connect to the internet even though it says my wireless lan is working. I'm stumped as to why I can connect to my other computers but not to the internet. The 1394 lan connection says the tcp/ip is not enabled. Tried to obtain an Ip both by auto and inputing the correct info. If I go into Vista it works fine.

Pulling what hair I have left out on this one. Boy, when they say installing drivers for xp can be an experience they weren't kidding. Also, I went to the toshiba site and they don't list xp drivers for the Satelitte A215-S7462 model.

Thanks for any help.
Marion
 
#7
OK, got it figured out. Downloaded drivers and did the install and everything is working 100%. Keeping my fingers crossed. LOL

I agree, who ever said that intalling drivers after a Windows XP install won't be easy knew what they were talking about.

Thanks you guys for the help.

Marion
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#8
you're most welcome, Marion. Glad we could help :smile: