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Dual booting XP/Vista - Hard disk failure RRS feed

  • Question

  • I bought a new HP PC that came with a pair of 250GB drives, and XP SP2 installed on C:. I installed Vista Business on D: and am happily dual booting.

    Yesterday, I saw alerts that C: is in danger of imminent failure (three week old drive ...). I am going to be replacing the drive, and re-installing XP SP2 on it. Will this affect how Vista boots?

    Tuesday, February 13, 2007 1:02 PM

All replies

  • You're 100% sure you installed XP on drive 1 and Vista on drive 2 while also having the drive letters C and D placed respectively?

    If so, I think you won't be able to boot into Vista after RMA'ing your XP harddrive, but a repair install by using your Vista DVD might solve the problem. Dunno.

    How do you actually choose what OS to start, Using your Bios? or Vista BootManager?

    • Proposed as answer by Noel Geraghty Sunday, November 8, 2009 10:54 AM
    Sunday, February 25, 2007 12:34 PM