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install Vista to D: wiped out my C:\Windows folder... RRS feed

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  • i've run a dual XP/Vista boot succesfully before, both on sep. HDs and on sep. partitions -

    i have XP SP2 on my C: drive (with a partition E: on it) and a slave drive D: --- i attempted to install Vista to D: and it for some crazy reason wiped out my Windows and system32 folder on C: (yeah, THAT was fun - ).

    Can someone think of a reason that might have happened? is it more possible (silly question) that some problems on my own machine would have caused it than the install might have caused it?

    shouldn't Vista install to D: (slave) and maintain, or update, the C: boot records accordingly (i'm aware that Vista's boot process files are very different than XP)?

    I want to reinstall Vista, but am a bit wary to, clearly. Any help would be very appreciated.

    TIA,
    GN
    Tuesday, June 12, 2007 9:42 PM