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Thread: Dual boot config Vista U 64 and XP Pro

  1. #1
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    Jun 2008

    Default Dual boot config Vista U 64 and XP Pro

    Well it worked fine yesterday and now today its telling me that

    hal.dll is corrupted or missing

    i have 4 hhd


    now this is my boot ini text from the vista side. i have ntld, boot and NTDETECT all copied onto my vista drive from xp

    [boot loader]
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

    does the one on xp have to match?

    also i unpluged all my hhd and plugged xp in and it give me an error saying

    BootMGR missing and also
    nvidia boot agent 249


    0a994a0d 034b 0400 0000 00000000000
    Last edited by Saberous; June 7th, 2008 at 04:42 PM.

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  3. #3
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    Jun 2008


    I have done that already

    its weird

    when i go to select xp i either get
    ntoskrnl.exe or i get hal.dll error.

    i don't understand i get these errors and the fix is the same for the both, but yet i still get it
    Last edited by Saberous; June 7th, 2008 at 05:55 PM.

  4. #4
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    Nov 2007
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    Those errors are letting you know your boot.ini is wrong.
    I can see for a start that the one you posted is wrong.
    A boot.ini with only one system should point to the same place in the default line as in the last line.
    They should both point to rdisk (1)

    Only the boot.ini on the "active" partition of the 1st disk in the BIOS boot sequence will be used. (what's in the others won't be read)

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