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WindowsXP not loading after installing Windows Vista Demo Version

My system is running in Windows XP. I installed Windows Vista Demo Version. After installing, system is not loading Windows XP and its not working at all.

What is the best solution to remove Vista from my system?
I have some important files in my C drive. Is there any way to avoid formatting C drive ? And also tell me how to take backup at this situation.

Thanks,
Abbas.

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  • Ali Abbas Nov 24, 2008

    well its indeed on dual boot n not on the same drive . XP is kept at C: drive n vista demo at E: drive .

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Try buying a new hard drive(hdd) installing xp on it disconnecting the old hard drive and making this primary boot disk in bios by going into setup then once installed close down windows insert the old hdd with the new one and set the bios to boot that hdd 2nd or not at all.

then u can try accessing the old hdd with the new hdd so you can back up your stuff then you can try stuff to fix your old hdd boot problem

(PLEASE SOMEONE DOUBLE CHECK THIS IS PROPER PROCEDURE AS I AM NOT A PROFESSIONION)

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

  • nzsimran Dec 22, 2008

    yeah my friend had a problem with his windows he managed to save all this stuff on a seperate hard drive so it can work i would get more details but he is over sea at the moment. he said he installed window on a seperate hard drive then access the error hard drive through my computer. also in bios i think you can stop the pc from booting from both drives so try and make it only boot from C or from E drive not both this may be done via accessing the bios setup (press delete BUTTON on bios loading page) then go to the boot tab. and then you can configure your which HDD has priority by pressing +/- and changing the order on the list.

    this should hopfully allow you to start xp or vista and then uninstall the OS that you want (prob.. VISTA) this may also allow you to backup you documents.

    IF THIS DOESNT WORK then try my previous comment about installing a new OS on a new hard drive to back up your documents other than that i can't help you any more hope you can fix the problem as i have two computers that failed me in two days and know the hassel of trying to fix them

    GOOD LUCK
    Simran


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You need to get rid of the Vista Demo, and reload xp. You need to keep one or the other I think, you can't keep both operating systems on the same drive. What were you thinking?
Did you install the vista demo as a dual boot setup? Doesn't sound like it.
I hope someone can help you, I can't.

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