Vista won't boot after xp shutdown

#1
EasyBCD dualboot xp & pre-installed vista on Acer Timeline.
So far xp works fine. At shutdown xp will do completely the task until the laptop turn off. When I turn on it back every time vista will not boot, I got only progress bar back & fort without end.
What is the problem? Is easybcd the problem or something else?
Any help?

Thanks
 
#3
Vista works fine after repair. If I choose xp to restart, vista will boot up properly.
Just never click xp shutdown, otherwise vista need to be repaired again.
Any idea, What is wrong?
 

Terry60

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#4
How did you install XP ?
Can it see Vista ?
If so it will certainly be destroying Vista's restore points and shadow copies.
Can it see Vista as C:\ while it is some letter other than C:\ ?
If so, applications you install on XP will possible have corrupted files on Vista, by defaulting to the C:\ disk instead of the XP partition.
 
#5
Xp is installed on d: drive in logical partition. It can see and write anything to pre-loaded vista in c: drive. I installed some applications on xp & vista as well opera, firefox, ms office, firewall, antivirus etc. It looks like everything ok, I can not say much, my son use the laptop for school & he will come back in winter break.
I think, that reg tweak will solve the problem. Thanks for the link & support from you all.
 

Terry60

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Staff member
#6
Do a search through the XP registry for "C:\" and note any apps that have put things on C.
They'll fail when you make C invisible to XP.
Uninstall them all before you do the hack (on Vista too if you installed them there too - Adobe reader, flash etc will all be mixed up)
Then reinstall them on both systems after XP can no longer see a C:\ disk, and they shouldn't clash in future.