XP Crashes after repair install (Dual booting XP?Vista)
Posted on 2007-03-30
I currently Dual Boot Vista Ult and XP Pro. Everything has been working perfectly for months. I decided to buy a lightscribe dvd burner the other day, installed it and everything was fine. Then I installed Roxio that came with it so I could use lightscribe (This is all in my xp installtion BTW). After I installed Roxio and reboot windows just locked like an SOB. I messed around and got it uninstalled and it went back to normal. I installed it again, didn't reboot when asked and burning worked and so did lightscribe. I then reboot my computer today cause firefox was acting funny, My system locked up again and after waiting 10 minutes it got back into the logon screen and windows asked me to reactivate. So I clicked yes and it just froze.
Now I did a repair install of WinXP, everything seemed to work fine throughout the repair but when it rebooted it removed the Vista boot loader and just tried to get into XP which then turned into a BSOD.
I booted into the Vista DVD and reloaded the vista boot loader thinking this was the issue but the same thing happens. Boots up, asked if I want to boot into vista or earlier version of windows (WinXP). I choose XP, the windows logo comes up and it BSOD's on me. Now I can't find out what the BSOD is because it restarts automatically on the crash.
Anyone know wtf is going on? Also does anyone know how to manually make the system not reboot on a crash? (NOTE: I cannot get into winxp, only vista so don't tell me to go to sys/properties/blah blah/disable auto restart....it won't happen.)
Thanks in advance.