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I am currently using OS 10.5.1 from the OS X86 thing.


Anyway, I originally used Windows Vista. once I installed OSX, I can no longer boot Windows Vista.I have looked everywhere and am starting to get freaked out. Can you guys help me?


Also, the only way I can boot into OSX is if I have my disc in the CD drive. Anyway I can just turn my computer on and CHOOSE which OS to boot? That would be great!



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please attempt to post specs, installation procedure, and any other details (what you see during boot, what exactly happens when you boot with DVD) so that we can get a better idea of what is going on.


Of course. I'm sorry. I usually post these things in these tyeps of scenarios. It completely slipped my mind.


Anyway, I am running an HP Pavillion DV9000 Laptop.

I would post more specs, but I can't find them unless I am on WinVista. :o


When I boot the computer without the DVD, it loads the normal HP screen, then goes black with the little cursor in the top right corner. After a few seconds, it then just says


b0 error


And it just sits there. And does nothing. When I start up with the OSX DVD (the one I burned myself) then it just loads straight into OSX. I have tried using my Vista installation DVD, but it only allows me (as far as I can tell) to do some sort of harddrive wipe and reinstall. UGH! That is going to take about 6-8 hours. I know. I've done it three times already in the past 10 months.


Does this help you?

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Hi. I would like to update my situation.


My problems from earlier are all still present.


However, one more has been added.


I updated from 10.5.1 to 10.5.2 about an hour ago. I still need the DVD to boot into OSX, but after the grey Apple screen, it glows a bright white and stays that way. I was able to "semi-fix" this by taking the DVD out of the drive during the white screen and it will then finish loading into OSX.


Is there a way to getting around this temporary fix?


My biggest issue = dual boot OSX AND VISTA from one screen. I knwo it can be done, but my comptuer isn't doing it right now.



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