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On it, I have Windows XP ...
Messed up my bootloader ! help!
So I have a PC. We'll start with that
On it, I have Windows XP Professional running with the following specs
HP Pavillion Desktop
AMD Athlon X2 4400
im not sure what hard drive but its a 320 GB 7200 RPM. i think its a SATA
Over the passed few weeks i was looking into installing Leopard onto a separate partition on the same hard drive that i have. I created a 10 GB partition. Installed Leopard. Followed the guide on hackintosh tellin me to go to disk utility and whatnot. Installation successful. Rebooted the computer, loaded up OSX and i got the error "unable to boot from root" or something to that extent. I dont remmeber the exact error.
I didnt exactly have the patience at the moment to research and fix it so figured I would reinstall the OS and do it another time.
I couldnt get XP to load...It kept automatically going to OSX
My retarded mind thought, "Well, since I installed the OS on a partition separate from everything else, if i just delete the partition everything should be good!"
Popped in the Windows XP CD and went ahead and deleted the partition I had for OSX. Finished.
Now my problem is, im trying to get XP to boot, but I guess OSX messed with my boot.ini file, and it keeps saying "disk failure: insert system disk" or something like that.
I used windows xp recovery tool, and the good thing is, it IS detecting my windows XP installation. So technically, i still have a working XP installation on my computer. I just cant get the boot.ini file fixed.
WHAT DO I DO?!?!?
thanks in advance.
edit: by the way i had two partitions
1. Windows XP Professional
2. A simple storage partition with my music, pictures, media, etc.
and i made a 3rd partition on which i tried installing OSX. i didnt uninstall windows xp pro. Now im just trying to run XP pro again without having to reinstall it because i know that the installation is still on my computer.
also, i popped in my XP pro CD and ran the recovery tool
did things like fixboot, fixmbr, bootcfg, etc...and chkdsk...
fixboot tells me something along the lines of "no systen boot found" or something
fixmbr goes through successfully
bootcfg /list shows me my Windows Xp Professional boot as it should
chkdsk says everything is okay with the disk
I have the same problem as sonu.
the different things are that I have a laptop (so don't have vista disk, but only a recovery one) with vista on the first partition.
intel centrino duo t7100
160gb sata hdd
How can I delete my OSX partition and restore the old vista boot? HELP
Sonu - Try a repair install with your XP Pro CD.
Steps there in case you need them:
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