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Can't access second partition on my HDD

Last response: in Windows Vista
September 8, 2007 3:21:21 PM

Hey everyone,

Just last night I did a clean install of both Vista Ultimate and XP Pro on a new 500 GB HDD. Everything went smoothly with the installs. I did Vista first and made it my primary install, and XP second. However, after installing XP, I can't find a way to access my Vista partition! It simply boots to XP immediately every time I restart my computer. Is there anything I'm doing wrong? Any way to fix this?

Thanks in advance,


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September 9, 2007 6:44:49 AM

It's something to do with the boot manager. I think you have to insert the vista dvd and adjust something on the startup screen. Sorry, it's a bit vague, but there are a load of guides if you google something like "dual boot vista xp"

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September 12, 2007 1:05:43 AM

When setting up a dual boot system, always install the oldest OS first.