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Acer boots from xp

When i turn on computer sometimes it boots up from windows xp and goes into acer arcade deluxe allthough my laptop has vista this gets rather annoying after a while any ideas how to stop it booting to xp instead of vista what it should do have seen several forums with same problem

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  • bearnc146 Mar 06, 2009

    mine does the same even after I removed the Acer Arcade Delux program.

  • John Miller Jr May 11, 2010

    Which OS came with the laptop: XP or Vista? Has the laptop been set up to dual boot (two or more OSs installed on the same machine)? Is this a downgraded machine? Post back replies please...

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I have the same laptop, there is 2 EISA on the hard drive an 10GB partion and an 3.5 GB partion, one of theses is the XP partition and the other in the D2D recovery parition, hard drive progames on the hiren's boot cd would work for deleteing both the parititions.

TVista will work without the EISA partitions, but make back up disks before you attepmt this.

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Take it back to store. basically a hidden, but unremovable partition is causing the xp bootup. It happened to me aswell. They will probably give you a replacement as it is an unfixable problem. Even with new hard drive didnt fix it. Sorry about that.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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