Can't Boot XP after dual-boot

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  1. eddified

    eddified Senior Member

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    I installed windows 8 on a new partition on my really old computer.

    Something I did made windows 8 not boot anymore (I don't want it on my computer, I want to fully revert back to XP).

    But, XP won't boot either!

    The error message when trying to boot xp is:

    Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
    ... <instructions to repair computer using dvd>...
    File: \ntldr
    Status: 0xc000000e
    Info: The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.


    When I google it, all I find are instructions that assume your windows vista (or windows 7 or windows 8) partition still boots. I need instructions that work from the xp cd's repair command prompt. I already tried going into the xp recovery console and running fixmbr plus I copied ntldr and NTDETECT.COM from the cd to the C:\ drive. I still get the same error message.
     
  2. eddified

    eddified Senior Member

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    Nevermind. I solved it. I had to use "fixboot".
     
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  3. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi,

    thanks for updating your thread and welcome to the forum.. :)
     
  4. PhyllisColeman

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    this is well that you have got the solution of trouble you were in so quickly .. if you specify the process in detail here then it would help a lot to get out form the similar cause to many .. however enjoy your stay to this forum and keep sharing with us as well
     

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