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24 May 2010  
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

In an XP system, in addition to the boot loader (boot.ini) you need NTLDR and Ntdetect.com.

I'm not exactly sure what you mean by force XP to boot but you can create an XP boot disc and once booted work from there. MS has a recipe for the boot disc here.

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