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    I followed the steps for having a dual boot with Leopard and Vista. I had Vista already installed, happy with it. Now I made a seperate partition on the same hard drive and installed Leopard on it. Once I start the computer I get:
    0sata: installed
    1sata: installed
    2sata: none
    3sata: none

    So, I'm thinking that it's seeing both operating systems but can't decide which one to run. I can run the mac installation disk. However, I cannot run the vista installation disk.

    I don't know what else to do, it's stuck. I've been toying around in the BIOS looking for an answer and I ended up getting the floppy drive option in sequence for startup by accident. I don't even have a floppy drive.

    I think I can fix that by installing a BIOS update... But I need to log into windows to test that theory. So in general, I can't get on either operating system. I can't run the windows installation disk and I can see and operating system in the startup utility within the leo4allv3 installation disk.

    So, right now... I have no clue what to do. Please direct me.



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    Did you fix vista boot loader with the Vista Installation disc?
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    the vista installation disk will start.
    it loads up, but freezes at the vista background. any other solutions?

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    wait you mean your HDD or DVD Installation Disc? you have to fix your bootloader with Vista Installation disc, theres no other solution. Maybe your DVD is damaged?

    Maybe gparted can fix it the mbr but im not sure, you can try it
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    the windows installation disk will not start up properly. however, if it is only a tool in the disc.. my brother has vista premium and i have vista basic would it be possible if i used his cd for for the tool? would that work?

    and how would i "fix" the bootloader?


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    Yeah you just need the tools...

    Just insert the Windows VISTA boot DVD into the drive and restart. Click on “Repair computer” once you are inside the DVD and it will automatically detect if a problem exists and suggest “Repair and Restart”. Press the same, and remove the DVD once the PC is about to restart. You should now be able to log in to vista without any problem.
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    alright. that's good to hear. hopefully my brother's vista cd will work. i will have to try this after work. i haven't been very lucky with this hackintosh project. hahaha. thanks, i will get back to you once i've carried out your instruction.
    Last edited by NOD62; 01-20-2009 at 06:32 PM.

 

 

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