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    Dual Boot with Separate Hard Drives.

    OK, looks like I need to buy a full version of XP, I was just trying to save some cash. The idea of dual booting for me was that if it could be done, then I want to do it. Although I can access all my files on the XP drive, I had some difficulty looking at old emails, even now I don't know where...
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    Dual Boot with Separate Hard Drives.

    Terry, thanks. You are right, XP was installed after W98 in the old pc. I can't recall how I did it, but I get the same menu screen to choose, which defaults to XP after the timeout. There is no SATA drive on the old pc, only ATA. I have simply removed the XP drive from the old pc to the new...
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    Dual Boot with Separate Hard Drives.

    Sorry, daft mistake. It's now:- [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP professional" /fastdetect Hope it's ok. I have tried most of the combinations of rdisk and partition...
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    Dual Boot with Separate Hard Drives.

    Terry, you are absolutely right, the boot.ini syntax is important, I now get different (error) messages. This a Paste of my boot.ini:- [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS (operating systems) multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP...
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    Dual Boot with Separate Hard Drives.

    Just a correction. I did try rdisk 0, 1,2 and 3 with partition 1 to 5, in turn. This is a Paste from C:\ boot.ini. I assume that Vista is in the C , System, Boot partition ( see disk manager), because this is where I can see it. Could it be in the "shaded" partition, instead ? (boot...
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    Dual Boot with Separate Hard Drives.

    Thanks for that. I have now tried all combinations of partition set 1 to 5, with rdisk set at 0 ,1 and then 3, with the default line always identical to the last line. The same error message in each case, "missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe". Can I be certain of mutli and disk set at 0, as the...
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    Dual Boot with Separate Hard Drives.

    Terry, do you mean that rdisk should be 0 in the default line and 1 in the last line? In desperation, I tried various combinations of these settings with partition 1,2 and 3 in the last line. Same error message. Can you be more specific as to what I should now try in the boot.ini of my Oct...
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    Dual Boot with Separate Hard Drives.

    DUAL BOOT WITH VISTA ON SEPARATE HARD DRIVES Thanks Terry , my Disc Management, doesn't look very legible. I still need some help , and thanks to wipcguy also. Disc management suggests to me that it should be rdisk(0) in the last line because that's where XP is located. Am I right...
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    Dual Boot with Separate Hard Drives.

    DualBoot with Vista,XP, on separate Hard Drives Terry, 1. The choice that gave the failure was XP, Vista is ok. I changed the boot file as below as you suggested, with rdisk(1) in each line. It didn't seem to make any difference, as the error message is the same as before. I don't understand...
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    Dual Boot with Separate Hard Drives.

    Dual Boot with XP,Vista, on Separate Hard Drives Thanks for your help. 1. The 3 files, ntldr,ntdetect and boot.ini, are now in C:\....... 2. I have removed the Vista line from boot.ini, which now reads (boot loader) timeout=40 secs default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS (operating...
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    Dual Boot with Separate Hard Drives.

    Dual Boot with separate HDD Terry, Guru. Sorry for the delay. But I now have boot.ini + ntldr + ntdetect in C:\boot files\ (boot loader) timeout=30 default =multi(0) disk(0)rdisk (0) partition (1) \windows (operating systems) multi (0) disk (0) rdisk (0) partition (1) \windows="Windows vista"...
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    Dual Boot with Separate Hard Drives.

    Many thanks. For some reason, EasyBCD/tools/ can't find C:\boot.ini either. I'm stumped.
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    Dual Boot with Separate Hard Drives.

    Terry, Many thanks for your reply. But where is boot.ini file ? Is it hidden? I have looked in the XP drive, I:\ and I:\Windows, but can't see it. What am I doing wrong?
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    Dual Boot with Separate Hard Drives.

    INFORMATION PLEASE. Do I need to start a new thread for "Dual Boot" problems when adding a second HDD with XP Pro installed to a Vista PC, without in any way altering or partitioning the existing "C" Vista drive? There is so much info. there it's confusing. I've looked at similar threads. My...