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How to set win xp dualboot after recreate and reinstall

#1 Post by testa00 » 24 Apr 2012, 06:46

Hello,

Maybe this post is little bit off top, but anyway, help much needed!

My disks configuration is:
disk0, partitions: p1, p2
disk1, partitions: p3, p4.

I had dual-boot,
win xp from partition p1 (marked as * by TestDisk),
win xp from partition p4 (marked as P by TestDisk).

Yesterday something happened to partition p1. When I tried to boot from it I got blue screen and restart immediately, when I booted from p4, boot was slower than before, and I couldn't access disk on partition p1 (got disk not formatted error).

So using TestDisk (thank you guys so much!) I recovered files I needed (yes, using TestDisk partition seemed to be ok), then tried to recover partition, boot, mbr... TestDisk told me that everything was in perfect shape... but actually boot from p1 wasn't working, and I couldn't reach that drive when booted form p4.

So, I decided to recreate partition and reinstall win on p1. Reinstall went ok, but now I cannot dual boot. Is there way to recover my dual-boot without reinstalling win on p4?

Waiting for any information,
Best regards,
testa00

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Re: How to set win xp dualboot after recreate and reinstall  Topic is solved

#2 Post by Fiona » 24 Apr 2012, 07:05

Would it be possible to open your boot.ini on C: using wordpad and copy the content here?

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Re: How to set win xp dualboot after recreate and reinstall

#3 Post by testa00 » 25 Apr 2012, 06:34

Thank you Fiona for pointing me. Rebuilding boot.ini seems helped.

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