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Hi Experts,
I am trying to install Vista Ultimate on a primary partition with XP already installed. Vista and XP have separate primary partitions and Vista installs fine (both from within XP as a new install and as a boot from DVD) but after a reboot when it is supposed to continue configuration the boot manager counts down and stops at 1 or 2 and never goes pass that. I can force it by hitting enter key but it just goes to a blank screen and nothing happens.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Marek
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I wish it was that easy. I have all of the partitions setup right but when the boot loader loads it does not load to the OS, it just gets stuck. It does not feeze per se, but it stops counting down.

Any suggestions?
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Depending on which one was loaded first you have to make changes to the bootloader.  Did you look at the links?  It has step by step to doing this.. Figure out which step you completed last and then go from there.  

If you didn't follow a guide you might have to start over if things were done correctly.
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Yup, followed them to the tooth and got the same results. The boot loader gets stuck counting down on 1 second. I am assuming it has something to do with making the vista partition active as the minute I changed the Vista primary partition to Active everything seem to work, but now I cannot boot to XP :(

Love it, change one thing and it messes up the other...

Marek
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Since I don't know what has been done, etc.  I would suggest it is prob best to start over.  Good luck.
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