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    First off, do you have a second partition to install Xp onto?

    If not you are going to need software such as Partition magic to make a second partition to install XP onto then you should be able to install via reboot just fine by selecting your new partition

    hope this helps

    could you get away with using a Virtual machine? then you get best of both worlds?

    Thats really wierd i have no idea why it wouldnt work, unless the XP disk is bad?
    Supid question maybe, but have you tried using compatibility mode?

    imranmaz;4925474

    yeah mate i have 4 physical HDDs.. i tried installing on one of the other … yeah mate i have 4 physical HDDs.. i tried installing on one of the other physical drives and it was saying the bootloader was corrupted... vista repair fixed the issue but XP isnt there...



    sounds like vista has repaired it's bootloader and you've lost your option to start XP.

    all you need to do is add XP to the BCD.

    thankfully theres a free really easy to use app here that will do it for you!

    just add xp as an entry and point it toward the drive letter corresponding to your xp install.

    neosmart.net/dl.…d=1

    good luck.


    edit: unless i've read this thread wrong this is only assuming you already have xp installed on one of the drives in your machine.

    Have you not tried the running in compatibility mode?

    no no. i mean the application you need to run.
    if you right click and go to properties you can chose to run it in compatibility mode which gives you the option to choose an OS that it is compatible with and it may work.

    a la: ]http//ww…de/

    Well with my dual boot (vista added xp) I unplugged the main drive (vista) and installed xp on the spare drive. Then I just plugged the main drive back in and it boots from vista now. If I want to use xp I just hit F12 (bootload menu) and select to boot from the other hard disk. Not had any problems that way.

    Have you tried to install the drivers? just on the off chance?
    as i've done that before with xp drivers on vista and the device has gone on to work fine.
    you might get lucky!

    GAVINLEWISHUKD;4926109

    Well with my dual boot (vista added xp) I unplugged the main drive … Well with my dual boot (vista added xp) I unplugged the main drive (vista) and installed xp on the spare drive. Then I just plugged the main drive back in and it boots from vista now. If I want to use xp I just hit F12 (bootload menu) and select to boot from the other hard disk. Not had any problems that way.



    Does vista have to be on the C drive or can you have XP as C drive and vista on a slave drive?
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