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I have just installed windows xp on my notebooks second partion. how can i acsess the initial partition which is installed with windows vista.

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When you re-boot your computer there should be a boot menu asking you which install you want use. Use the up and down arrows keys.

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Hello, i have a dell xps m1210 laptop. i was using my computer and when i want to restore to factory settings i was using ctrl f11 combination and restoring back. but i now installed windows 7 on c drive....


No the hidden partions rely on the main partion to have some files still intact to complete a repair of the operating sytem then restores the files back to thair factory settings, to put xp back on you will need the factory recovery cd or dvd. If you buy a copy of xp and install it then ust eht recovery it should restore it to factory with drivers as well.

Jul 01, 2011 | Dell XPS M1210 Notebook

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How to make dual boot with window xp vista and windows 7


Dual booting Windows is the most challenging of the three options; however, making it work can be very rewarding. The process of creating a dual boot environment differs from Windows Vista to XP. Please follow the instructions according to which version of Windows you are currently using.
To run two operating systems on your computer, you will need to add a second partition. If you are not familiar with adding a partition, you can learn how in this section. Please note: each operating system will be able to see the other partition; thus, you can share files between them.

Dual Boot with window x and windows 7

You will need third party software to create a second partition for Windows 7; once you have created the partition, you can install Windows 7 on it.

Create a New Partition (Vista)

Click the Start button, right click Computer, and clickManage

In the left pane, click Disk Management

Now create a new partition by shrinking a previous volume so you can use the newly created space. Right click on the partition and clickShrink Volume.

Now right click the free space and click New Simple Volume…
Specify the volume size and click Next

Format the drive as NTFS, give it a label, and click Next

Power on your computer, insert the Windows 7 DVD, and restart your computer

Press the necessary key to initiate booting from your DVD (usually Esc or F12.)

Windows will now load the installation files.

Click Install now
Your computer will restart several times during the process as it configures itself and installs updates Be sure to leave the DVD in the drive and let Windows take care of itself.


Memory (RAM) – 1.25 GB required, 2 GB memory recommended.
Recommended 15 GB hard disk space per virtual Windows environment.
NB: Windows XP Mode is only available in Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Professional, and Windows 7 Ultimate.

on May 11, 2010 | PC Laptops

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I have toshiba a215 and i puted win 7 i hve 2 parttion hdd but it show only 1 partion how i make it show both partions


Windows 7 will only detect the other partition, if Windows 7, is the first operating system, on the first partition, if you have got 7 on the 2nd partition you will not be able to access it.
It is worth also checking "Computer Management" from the start menu, and under "disk management" ensuring the partition is formatted.

Oct 01, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747 Notebook

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Hard drive is split in 2 one half full, cant seem to combine the 2 bits other half nearly empty. cant run much without warning of no space.


Try a disk clean up first on your OS partition. Check out Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools> and run Windows Disk Clean Up. Pretty self explanitory.

Also check out CleanUp! at www.stevengould.org.

To resize your partitions, check out Partition Magic but be careful if this is the recovery partion as you may corrupt.

Jul 17, 2009 | ASUS Eee 4G Notebook

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A disk read error occurred saying Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart


i would like to share few things to u.

1.you can see the vista drives in federa but can't see federa drives on vista.

2. 2ndly if u have burned any thing in the xp cd even a 1 kb file then the bootable disk will get corrupted and from next time u can not use that disk to install xp.

borrow from ur friend and try again keeping above things in mind.

one more thing if u want to use that 20gb then either u have to delete that partion from boot prompt only or u can also do it by partition magic only.

Jun 13, 2009 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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No internal hard disk found


Hi there.
Use the Vista CD to create the new partition, but first you have to delete the old partition first, (the 220GB partition not the 10GB one because that will be the recovery partition).
Get a calculator and work out your new partition, for example 50GB is 50x1024MB so that will be 51200MB.
When you have deleted the 220GB partition select NEW and input your newly worked out partition and carry on from there, to activate the other partition just format it.

Please post back with the results and for anymore help if needed.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

May 24, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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How do I install windows XP on Compaq CQ40 327TU laptop


Try downloading Hiren Boot CD and run you can resize the Harddisk accordingly.

Mar 31, 2009 | PC Laptops

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I have a Dell Inspiron Laptop Having Issues


You need to not delete the partion but you need to do a format on your HD (harddrive) to basically remove EVERYTHING. What you did was just installed a second windows onto your computer.

Feb 04, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 8200 Notebook

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Partition


Hi,
The solution to your problem is very simple.
First make two partions of your harddrive, To do so:
-Open up control panel.
-Click open Administrative Tools.
-Click open Computer Managment.
-Then Click on Disk Managment on the right side.
-Choose your main Harddrive, Right click and click Shrink Drive
The amount you Shrink will became your second partions that you can put any OS you want.


After you Have made two partions Install the Vista Os on the second partion(its usually named D:).Soon after the installation is done choose vista from the OS choice menu.
-Log into Vista
-Click on the Drive that has XP installed into and by using the ".exe" files of the software you want to install. Install the software onto vista.
And there you go, now you have:
-Vista N XP on two seperate drives.
-And your vista has the software you wanted.

Please Rate, Thanks

Jan 06, 2009 | Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Notebook

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HP laptop XP installation problem


ARUNVK, I used to use a win98se boot disk even on my first SATA drive because I prefer a FAT 32 over a NTFS & reduce my cluster size the 16k.
For the last couple of years Mfg's. have made it easer to use a bootable CD with all the setup utilities and testing software one can need. Suggest you do the same. Go to the drive's Mfg's site & download their disk utility/setup utilitys. Creat a bootable CD. You'll be able to boot into a dos like mode & format to your choosing. If you pick the standard NTFS you'll be stuck with a 4k cluster size but if you use a FAT32 you'll be able to pick your cluster size. Using the CD also helps with IDE drives & SATA's.
Creating more than one partition is just as easy. Also helps with systems the show the blue screen of death. Fix's them as well.

Good Luck & kind regards.
& please vote.

Mar 17, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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