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    force boot into xp bootstrap

    im having a problem with my pc and need to boot into safe mode for xp. but as this pc duals with vista. can i force windows xp bootstrap so i can load into xp.

    basically when i log in as my admin account on xp my pc restarts i can log on as my sisters account but it is limited access one so i cant change anything. there are pictures and stuff from over 4 years and of mates that ive lost recently i really dont want to have to format and lose these. is there anyway to restore the xp bootstrap or force windows xp in the vista bootstrap to load into safemode.
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    Re: force boot into xp bootstrap

    Can't you just press F8 before the boot menu and then just select XP to start in safe mode?

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    Re: force boot into xp bootstrap

    boots to vista not xp
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    Re: force boot into xp bootstrap

    ny more ideas ?
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    Re: force boot into xp bootstrap

    In situations like this, I normally dig out the UBCD for windows:

    http://www.ubcd4win.com/

    to back up any files needed, then worry about getting windows booting properly.

    You could also try the Knoppix boot CD, but I don't have much experience of that.

    http://www.knoppix.org/

    Also, I say this far too often to far too many people: EXTERNAL HARD DRIVES ARE CHEAP NOW, there's no excuse not to back up your data!

    (sorry )

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    Re: force boot into xp bootstrap

    i jsut ordered a 1tb external hdd about 5 mins ago but my pc has 3 hdds in it anyways managed to get onto one of hte other admin accounts so im guna back up **** and redo windows
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    Re: force boot into xp bootstrap

    Can you not boot into Vista then access the files from there?
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    Re: force boot into xp bootstrap

    When booting select XP, hit enter then immediately start hitting F8. It does work.

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    Re: force boot into xp bootstrap

    Quote Originally Posted by mycarsavw View Post
    Can you not boot into Vista then access the files from there?
    that's what i'd have thought.
    However, the account with all the files stored on it could be protected. My brother managed to do that to his account in xp and it's really, really irritating. You can't access anything under their 'documents and settings' directory

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    Re: force boot into xp bootstrap

    Quote Originally Posted by RoBe View Post
    that's what i'd have thought.
    However, the account with all the files stored on it could be protected. My brother managed to do that to his account in xp and it's really, really irritating. You can't access anything under their 'documents and settings' directory
    Can you not do an "access as" where you type in a username and password, as if you were logging in to windows?

    Or am i just making stuff up

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    Re: force boot into xp bootstrap

    easybcd?
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    install it.
    once lanched go to the add/remove entries button
    click on windows tab
    first select the partition xp is located on.
    then next to type then is a drop down menu select "winNT,2K,XP,2K3"
    click add entrie
    then click save.
    now you should be able to close the program reboot and you should have two entries on the bootmenu "microsoft windows vista"
    and "microsoft windows" aka xp.
    when you reboot use arrow keys to hi light "microsoft windows"and press enter. it should now lanch xp. press f8 to load safe mode like you normally would.

    i have used easybcd to add windows server 2003 to the vista bootloader awhile ago worked like a charm.

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    Re: force boot into xp bootstrap

    Quote Originally Posted by RoBe View Post
    that's what i'd have thought.
    However, the account with all the files stored on it could be protected. My brother managed to do that to his account in xp and it's really, really irritating. You can't access anything under their 'documents and settings' directory
    Just take / add ownership as needed, then you can access them to your hearts content
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