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  • Question

  • Hi.

    Im am using windows xp and I want to patition my HD to install vista but get a error mesage "Disable Boot-Sector Protection" and dont know how to disable can someone help?

    Monday, January 29, 2007 9:59 PM

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  • What software are you using to partition your hard drive?  Are you using an upgrade copy of Vista or a Full Copy?

    I would recommend following the information found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ntfsresize if you are looking to resize your current HD into two partitions without losing the XP.

    That said, I haven't tried dual booting XP and Vista (just SLED 10 and Vista).  I don't know how Vista handles dual booting.  With Linux, I use the Grub boot loader to handle the OS selection.

    Can anyone else answer questions about the boot manager in Vista?
    Monday, January 29, 2007 10:31 PM
  • I am using partitionmagic 8.0 and yes i have full copy of vista, but get error when partition HD on my pc. I just want to know how disable boot-sector protection that is not letting me partition the HD.

                      Thanks!

    Monday, January 29, 2007 11:03 PM
  • Check your antivirus settings.  It sounds as if you have an AV client that has locked the boot sector.
    Tuesday, January 30, 2007 12:54 PM