Remove Dual Boot on Laptop (Vista/XP)

Discussion in 'Paragon Partition Manager Product Line' started by skipray, Apr 8, 2010.

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  1. skipray

    skipray Registered Member

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    I have a laptop with Vista (Primary) and XP (Extended)

    I think I might have missed a couple steps but I did the following using Paragon Partition Manager Server Edition 10

    -Make XP Partition Primary
    -Delete Vista Partition
    -Extend XP Partition
    -Make XP Partition Active

    I now get an NTLDR error message.

    I figure I killed the Boot Manager on the Vista partition and now it doesn't know what to do with itself. I figure I'll probably have to re-install Windows but I was wondering if anyone had the proper process down for this.

    Or does someone have a way to salvage what I did?

    Thank you,

    Skipray
     
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    skipray Registered Member

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    A mistake on my part, I'm not sure why I said I was getting an "NTLDR is missing" error

    I am getting a BOOTMGR is missing message.
     
  3. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    Do you have a standard XP CD? You could boot into the Recovery Console and run the fixboot command.

    You would also need to verify that XP's booting files are on the partition. Since it was originally booting from the Vista partition, they were probably on that one (ntdetect.com, ntldr, boot.ini).
     
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