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#1 User is offline   amek932x 

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 10:50 AM

Hi guys,
it's been so very long not visiting and posting in this forum.
I hope you guys are doing great out there.

i have a question and need help, i have three hard drive in my PC, just say it drive A, Drive B, and Drive C. Drive A is for Windows XP, Drive B for Ubuntu 13.04, and Drive C for Windows 8.
until 2 days ago, everything just run fine, just hit F12 key to choose to which hard drive i need to boot ( i use Gigabyte mainboard).
yesterday i make clean formating and clean install of Windows XP on drive A, i unplugged Drive B and C. after finished installing Windows XP on drive A, and than i plug drive B and C. but after i re-boot my pc and try to boot to drive B(Ubuntu) its not work, i can not boot, and so with drive C (Windos 8) not boot either. so i only can use Windows XP so far.
How to fix this problem.
Thanks for your help.
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:23 AM

Hi amek -

Nice to see you about.

You probably need to edit (or create) the boot.ini file on your Windows XP installation.

Have a look here (links to Microsoft.com).

Hope this helps you sort it out.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:59 AM

Thanks Jefn
i check the link, and seems like i don't quite understand how to edit the boot.ini file.
i will try to learn it first before i ask more question here.
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:38 PM

to be honest, there is no need to edit the boot manager of his xp drive, if he installed each os ubuntu and win8 the same way by removing the other two drives and has always changed the boot drive by bios (f12) when he wanted to use them,
then the other os were never part of or on any other drives bootloader (grub/boot.ini file) and so they should still boot up just fine.

first thing to do is try each drive on it's own and see if they boot up if neither the win 8 or ubuntu will boot then i'm afraid your going to have to do a repair of those drives bootloader and maybe even the os.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:34 PM

Thanks terry1966, i will give it a try
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