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Old 11-22-2009, 09:19 PM   #1
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dual booting fedora 12 with xp NEED HELP????


i have recently installed fedora 12 to my hard drive which already has windows xp on it and when i get to the grub menu it says fedora 12 and other when i try to boot other xp it loads then at the xp loading screen i get a fast blue screen which i cant make out what it says then the computer restarts PLEASE HELP
 
Old 11-22-2009, 09:58 PM   #2
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you should try using a camera and timing the picture shot just right to get a photo of the blue screen. No info = just guessing around for solutions.
The only thing I can recommend currently is trying to press F8 just after selecting to boot to xp. That should allow you to choose to boot into safe mode....
 
Old 11-22-2009, 10:24 PM   #3
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i tried that and also when i try to mount the windows harddrive it says unable to mount and now when i choose to boot the other option it just blinks and does nothing
 
Old 11-22-2009, 10:29 PM   #4
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so do you have two hard drives or two partitions? And are fedora and windows on separate hard drives or on the same hard drive, separate partitions?
 
Old 11-23-2009, 03:39 PM   #5
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i have one rescue harddrive and one that has 2 partitions windows and fedora
 
Old 11-23-2009, 04:47 PM   #6
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I would boot up with something like Bart PE's
Run a windows chkdsk on the Windows partition causing issue and copy off any important data to the 2nd disk, just in case, as a start.
 
Old 11-23-2009, 04:52 PM   #7
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Ive noticed sometimes when installing linux next to windows on tue same hdd that writing to the hdd can currupt many files you could always try spinright off grc.com its helped me in the past and many others. My example is windows vista getting currupted after installing ubuntu next to it a d red hat also did it.
 
  


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