dual boot Menu option XP Vista


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Shan

I have Compaq Presario V6305 laptop. It originally came with vista home
premium. The hard drive is logically partitioned. C: 87 gb with Vista on it
and D: 7 gb.

On the D partitioned I installed XP. After Installation the system by
default went on to boot from XP. The boot menu with the option to boot system
with Vista or XP didn’t show up.

I then booted the system with Vista recovery disc to recover the system the
way it was. When I got to the option to format hard drive I decided not to
format it. Therefore I canceled the process.

When I restarted the computer it booted from Vista and my computer was back
to the way it was. However I still can’t get the dual boot option. Now
whenever I boot the computer by default it boots from vista. The boot menu or
dual boot option with two OS haven't shown up yet.

I have both the OS (i.e. Vista and XP) installed on my hard drive. I think
BIOS doesn’t detect two OS due to which I can’t get the dual boot option.

How can I fix this? Is it anything to do with bios or with the partition of
disk?

thanks
 
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Shan said:
I have Compaq Presario V6305 laptop. It originally came with vista
home premium. The hard drive is logically partitioned. C: 87 gb with
Vista on it and D: 7 gb.

On the D partitioned I installed XP. After Installation the system by
default went on to boot from XP. The boot menu with the option to
boot system with Vista or XP didn’t show up.

I then booted the system with Vista recovery disc to recover the
system the way it was. When I got to the option to format hard drive
I decided not to format it. Therefore I canceled the process.

When I restarted the computer it booted from Vista and my computer
was back to the way it was. However I still can’t get the dual boot
option. Now whenever I boot the computer by default it boots from
vista. The boot menu or dual boot option with two OS haven't shown up
yet.

I have both the OS (i.e. Vista and XP) installed on my hard drive. I
think BIOS doesn’t detect two OS due to which I can’t get the
dual boot option.

How can I fix this? Is it anything to do with bios or with the
partition of disk?


Hi Shan,

Open an elevated Command Windows in Windows Vista and type:


bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP" /device partition=d:
 

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