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Vista won't boot after installing Windows 7

Today, I installed a copy of Windows 7 onto my machine which is running fine, but now I am unable to boot Vista. When I select Vista at startup, I get the loading bar for about a second and then my computer restarts. I have tried to use System Restore but it does the same thing, and Startup Repair just continues to say that it is attempting to fix the problem but it does nothing. Is there anyway for me to fix this? Also, here is a screen from my Disk Management. I do not know much about this so I don't know if you can identify the problem from there. Thank you.

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And this is unexpected?

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And this is unexpected? I'm assuming you installed Win7 as an upgrade to Vista, so I fail to see how this is unexpected behavior.

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How did you partition the hard drive?

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From your screenshot, it seems your D: drive, which previously contained Vista, has been completely erased. Detail how you partitioned the hard drive and installed Windows 7, but unfortunately there's little you can do at this point. Partial file recovery is possible, but you'll have to reinstall Vista, and all installed software, manually.


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