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    Vista and XP on ACER 5315 : My boot problems

    Okay, I don't think this is going to solve without a re-install of VISTA. I changed things and now bcd file and the OS are on the same partion (2). That got rid of the memtest error. I think we have come to the end of the line. At least I got bootmgr to run. No idea why VISTA cannot now boot...
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    Vista and XP on ACER 5315 : My boot problems

    So the VISTA entry is correct, I am pointing the VISTA entry to H: where VISTA OS is, but I need to set the system drive to where the BCD file is. I try to boot but get a "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable." And: "No bootable device --insert boot disk and press any key" So, BIOS went...
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    Vista and XP on ACER 5315 : My boot problems

    The thing is, can you install the VISTA bootloader to the MBR without EasyBCD pointing to a BCD file first? Well, without opening a BCD file, you can do "Install the Windows Vista/7 bootloader to the MBR" then "Write MBR". But, Easy BCD will report a problem. The message you get is "Object...
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    Vista and XP on ACER 5315 : My boot problems

    Okay this what I get: XP boot sequence: BIOS > IPL (MBR) > PBR (XP) > NTLDR > WINDOWS XP (System32) ........................................................................^...
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    Vista and XP on ACER 5315 : My boot problems

    It would help if I knew what I was doing. This is what I know: Vista first installed on PC. After installing XP Vista is unbootable, because XP removed Vista bootmgr/BCD bootloader, and uses it's own instead. (Whatever that means: I mean Vista is on partition (2) and there is no bootmgr or BCD...
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    Vista and XP on ACER 5315 : My boot problems

    Okay understand. Should I be pointing EasyBCD to where it is, which is on partition (1)? I ask, because I was worried about things messing up with XP if I unhid partition (1) (the restore drive and marked type 27). Should not have a problem because (3) is marked active. Anyway, yesterday I was...
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    Vista and XP on ACER 5315 : My boot problems

    Okay, now that I've got my XP back after loosing for the second time (due to messing about with EasyBCD) , I've finally pointed EasyBCD to the BCD file that EasyBCD placed in partition (1). Yesterday I first installed XP on logical drive partition (5), I copied that partition with a partition...
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    XP: Booting up: Primary and Logical partions

    In Windows XP the system or boot partition must be a primary partition that is marked active. When XP is on a logical drive, where does the system look for ntldr; boot.ini. ntdetect.com? I think it may be on any primary drive marked as active that has XP, but boot.ini must point to the logical...
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    Vista and XP on ACER 5315 : My boot problems

    Actually I thought that the problem with bootcfg is a Windows problem and not the same issue with pointing EasyBCD to VISTA which I thought was a EasyBCD problem. Unless this problem with bootcfg is related to EasyBCD. I mean, could we be in a situation where installing EasyBCD on XP as I did...
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    Vista and XP on ACER 5315 : My boot problems

    Using bootcfg with ACER 5315: My problems I ought to be able to rebuild boot.ini with bootcfg. I know not what the problem is, but here is the info: My laptop came with VISTA and I put XP on after. I have one HDD, with 3 partitions. I've installed EasyBCD, but it's not working yet, and...
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    Vista and XP on ACER 5315 : My boot problems

    I think you are saying that I've got to use a utility, or whatever, to set the ACER partition active. That is where VISTA is. Currently I'm sure NEW VOLUME is active, where XP is. I can use DOS's PTEDIT to make partition 2 active instead of 3 as it is now. As to what I see in Disk Manager...
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    Vista and XP on ACER 5315 : My boot problems

    Hi. Yep, I should have come here first, if I had things would have been okay. I've just been looking at the relevant stuff. I see that it was not abnormal, as such, that VISTA did not come back, as per the explanations. So, the no VISTA option, as such was not a problem, because that is a known...
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    Vista and XP on ACER 5315 : My boot problems

    I have VISTA Home Basic on C: (label: ACER) : I created a new partition D: (label: NEW VOLUME). After changing (in BIOS) from AHCI to IDE (HDD Mode) I was able to install XP from my XP disc. (There is another hidden partition labelled: PQSERVICE, for VISTA clean reinstall purposes). When the PC...
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