HI, Hope some kind soul can help me with this. I already run Xp pro on my C: drive and decided to install Vista on my spare D:hard drive.The installation went well and I was able to boot into either operating system via windows boot manager.Since I tried to install some drivers for some of my motherboard components(audio,Ethernet etc)my windows boot manager seems to freeze!What I mean is upon booting the pc,windows boot manager appears giving me the choice to boot into Xp or Vista but doesn't respond from any keyboard input.I have to wait for the countdown to finish,luckily at the moment Xp is highlighted in boot manager and defaults to boot into. I'm assuming perhaps windows boot manager is corrupt/damaged or even the mbr is damaged.Whats the best way to sort this problem please? I would still like to run both operating systems,each on their own hard drives in future. Thanks in advance to any kind soul(s) help.
Maybe your new drivers have switched off the USB support in your BIOS settings. Try pressing F1 or Del when your computer boots up to enter the BIOS and check if Legacy USB Keyboard Support is Enabled.
Hi folks,problem now solved.After turning on usb support for the keyboard in the bios and rebooting the pc windows boot manager decided to disappear altogether,I was presented with my normal windows xp boot screen pre Vista installation.So i tried the other suggestion by Clonnen only to find that upon running my Vista installation disc there was no'repair/install'option shown to me. What i did was to re-install Vista to regain the windows boot manager....and this worked.I can happily say that I have both operating systems working.Just need to sort out compatable drivers for Vista for my system. Anyway,thanks for your help folks :)
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