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    Vista wont boot

    Hi,

    For a while i have been running 2 hard drives. One with XP, the other Vista. I've just upgraded to a Q6600 chip and now the Vista drive wont boot without the xp drive.

    Please help before i throw it through a window!

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    Re: Vista wont boot

    maybe the MTF is stored on the XP HD.. i don't really know.. but i'm guessing that there's something Vista needs on that XP drive.

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    Re: Vista wont boot

    Thats what i thought. Seems a bit silly to me but thats Vista for you I guess. Anyway its sorted now, I ended up doing yet another format reinstall as there wasnt much on the drive. Thanks

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    Re: Vista wont boot

    Vista installs the bootloader on the first drive that the BIOS ennumerates (I believe this was the case with XP too...), so if your XP disk was the primary boot drive then that would explain. You could fix this by following this handy guide but I guess it's moot point now.

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    Re: Vista wont boot

    I found that if I took my OC E4300 down from 3GHz to it's native 1.8GHz it would not long boot Vista. What a wick. A reinstall fixed it.

    [crap]Why oh why does Vista not have a repair option like XP, where it will install a clean set of files yet keep the data and installed progs intact? [/crap]
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