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    select operationg to start


    I installed Windows XP on disk C and Windows 8.1 on disk D, but when I turn on my computer, I automatic start windows XP. it doesn't display choice menu for me select.so what I have to do to display menu.thank you

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    Try Easybcd to fix MBR.
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    Did you install XP after Windows 8?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Did you install XP after Windows 8?
    yes, I did
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    Quote Originally Posted by pvnam95 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Did you install XP after Windows 8?
    yes, I did
    Normally you would do it the other way, older OS first then the newer OS. I'm thinking when you installed XP it wiped out the Windows 8 Boot loader and replaced it with its own. To get 8 working again you'll likely have to do a boot repair. Do you have the Windows 8 install media?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pvnam95 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Did you install XP after Windows 8?
    yes, I did
    Normally you would do it the other way, older OS first then the newer OS. I'm thinking when you installed XP it wiped out the Windows 8 Boot loader and replaced it with its own. To get 8 working again you'll likely have to do a boot repair. Do you have the Windows 8 install media?
    I wrote windows 8 installation file to my USB
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by pvnam95 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pvnam95 View Post
    yes, I did
    Normally you would do it the other way, older OS first then the newer OS. I'm thinking when you installed XP it wiped out the Windows 8 Boot loader and replaced it with its own. To get 8 working again you'll likely have to do a boot repair. Do you have the Windows 8 install media?
    I wrote windows 8 installation file to my USB
    I have had this happen on my Windows 7/8 system. Usually I just plug in my installation usb with Windows 8 on it, then use repair windows and it finds the boot entries for each and then puts the dual boot back into play as normal.

    It should be the same for XP, but no guarantees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuyGeek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pvnam95 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post

    Normally you would do it the other way, older OS first then the newer OS. I'm thinking when you installed XP it wiped out the Windows 8 Boot loader and replaced it with its own. To get 8 working again you'll likely have to do a boot repair. Do you have the Windows 8 install media?
    I wrote windows 8 installation file to my USB
    I have had this happen on my Windows 7/8 system. Usually I just plug in my installation usb with Windows 8 on it, then use repair windows and it finds the boot entries for each and then puts the dual boot back into play as normal.

    It should be the same for XP, but no guarantees.
    That's where I was headed, its gets tricky if you don't have bootable install media though. It should at least get 8 working again.
    This might help, Repair Install Windows 8
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    Windows 7


    thank you.I solved my problem
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