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Re: Dual boot WinXP repair (maybe a little OT)



Well, I can't help much with the repair at this point, but I wander why you moved the XP partition. When I first installed Fedora (core 8), I first installed XP since Microsoft don't like to share with other OS's, into a partition at the beginning of the first drive, leaving a second partition to be used mostly for storage. I then installed Fedora (in my case on a second drive), and used the Fedora installar's recomendations of where to put it's boot sector and whatever else, and it just took care of the details. Now, in your case, XP has been installed as the first partition on the drive, then moved. Unfortunately, I think you will find that if you do get XP to boot, it will still think it is on the first partition, so will not run very well, if at all. Reinstalling over XP may fix this without loosing most of the install, although I think wiping and starting again will actually take less time. (The repair install tends to check each file that is already on the drive, instead of just writing new files, as far as I can tell).
Regards
Dave


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