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Invalid partition Hi, I dont really use forems but I guess this is my last resort, hoping someone could help me. I had Windows Vista Ultimate installed on my Comp. and wanted to switch bach to XP. When I finished installing XP one of my other drives with all my stuff on it doesnt want to work anymore unless I format it (WHICH I DO NOT WANNE DO). It shows as a healthy partition but I cant do anything with it. Then I thought I would install Vista back on because it might handle partitioning better but without luck. If there is hope for me could you please lend me a hand?

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    Scott Jelt May 11, 2010

    can you can see the partition in windows?


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Im sorry you are having this problem, i too have done the same thing once on my hard drive, here is what you have to do, now that you have xp installed on the hard drive you now have to reinstall vista to a new folder and once its installed it will then allow you to dual boot vista/xp, this is exactly what i did so im on xp right now with a clean install of vista just hangin around

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