I had a perfectly-functioning triple boot configuratiion with Xandros 4.1 Pro, Windows XP Pro, and Xandros XP Pro 64 bit. I used the LILO boot loader of Xandros. Without going into details, Acronis OSS and True Image are essentially useless on this home-built PC based on the ASUS P5B Wi-Fi motherboard. My problems started when I got a virus on the XP Pro partition (the first partition on disk 1). I could not eliminate the virus. My solution was to wipe the XP partiton and reinstall XP Pro, then reconfigure the dual boot between XP Pro and XP Pro 64 bit. For whatever reason, I was not able to restore the Xandros boot loader. I installed Acronis OSS to see if that would allow me to start Xandros. It did not, and for some reason listed multiple instances of Linux installs on my machine. Uninstalling Acronis OSS left me with a computer that only booted XP (the 32 bit version). Attempts to recover the dual boot between 32 and 64 bit Windows using the usual recovery console options would not work this time. I was unable to access the boot.ini file on the XP 64 bit partition. I did see that there was a bootwiz folder, presumably related to Acronis OSS. By reinstalling OSS I could once again get to the 64 bit Windows, but on startup, Acronis OSS lists not only the two Windows installs, but several Linux installs and even more "unknown operating system" installs. Under "Computer Management", drive C, where the 32 bit XP is installed, is listed as "healthy", and drive E , where XP 64bit is installed, (partition 2 of disk 0) is listed as "Healthy (boot)". It is starting to look like I have completely "screwed the pooch" and I am about ready to back up all the data I can to another physical drive and completely wipe the drive clean and start over. My question is this: when you use OSS to dual boot two versions of Windows, and you then uninstall OSS and are given the choice of which Windows to boot from when you restart, why is it seemingly impossible to use the recovery console to rescue the unchosen Windows install?