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Can't boot 2nd OS system from partitioned HD.

Partitioned HD has two OS, Windows 7 and XP. Operated fine until update download from Microsoft and now it always goes to C, no message from the BIOS for choice of booting. MoBo is M3N78 PRO. What changes do I make in the BIOS? Switch to OS/2? Unnecessary previously.

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  • terrazas198 Jun 04, 2009

    With a new OS I'm reluctant to remove MS's updates. Don't understand how the updates could have affected the BIOS with updates. What does that option in the BIOS do? Won't that put me back to dual boot?

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Go to add and remove software, deleted the last update from Microsoft. it should put you back to dual boot. try to install the update manually one at a time. find the one that prevent you from dual boot and discard the update. you should be OK w/o ceratin updates.

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    Frank Jun 04, 2009

    no update will affact the BIOS. only flash BIOS can do that. what the Microsoft update did is to reinstated the boot order.
    removing the updates will not affact any of the OS. the last update has to do .net software and office system. the one prior to this is Vista
    sp1, that may be one that is cause the problem.
    you can always wait for sp2. just becareful how you use the machine in the mean time.

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AND DO THIS CUZ WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION lacks of the needed administrative tools.

Go to the net and find PARTITION MAGIG or PARTITION MANAGER... download the windows version of any of those and partition the HD with them.

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3. If you format from Windows, disk must be intitialized as BASIC type.

if you do this and you suceed the HD will work, if not, it has a problem, either logical or physic.

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