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    how to bypass BCD in case of failure?

    I have three matched hard drives, that once had Vista and now have Windows 7. BCD worked perfectly, as i could boot to any of the drives. [this is my own backup method--three identical drives] BCD worked perfectly. But one time I either added a USB device or perhaps removed one--I don't...
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    BCD lists myserty "U" drive and not my drives

    Two internal matched laptop SATA drives and a backup Esata drive. [i have had so much grief with Vista that i want backups] Although oddly numbered, this worked perfectly for six months: Drive 1 C vista Drive 1 G data Drive 2 F vista Drive 2 I data Esata 1 L vista Estata 1 M data On...
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    What does easyBCD "point to"?

    Thank you! I am slowly understanding. [very slowly]
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    What does easyBCD "point to"?

    Okay, good. So then, as I understand it [and will read your link] EasyBCD 'bypasses' vista's bcdedit.exe and goes straight to winload. Do I have it right? Addendum: Or as I learned, add the USD device and boot. I've learned that it depends on what you do with USB things, and when. In my...
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    What does easyBCD "point to"?

    EasyBCD is the greatest Vista thing I have every seen! Dual booting to vista\vista. I have an identical second drive which is updated nightly. Both boot perfectly, thanks to the easyBCD menu. I added\removed a few USB devices and rebooted, and lost both hard drives. The error was...
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    Dual boot: Vista\Vista laptop with eSATA

    Works perfectly! It even allows hiberation in either hard drive, which is something that no other dual boot method or process could manage without problems. Many many thanks!
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    Dual boot: Vista\Vista laptop with eSATA

    OMG! I kept changing the wrong drop down at the second row. Sheesh, been on this too long. Last Q: if when i reboot now, I should see both options? And if all goes wrong, boot to partitiona manager and restore the MBR? [I like to know there's a workaround] AND thanks!
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    Dual boot: Vista\Vista laptop with eSATA

    Thank you, I tried that, but it does not change the 'secondary' boot but rather the primary. So, my laptop C drive is changed to the eSATA F drive. Addendum: The U issue becomes this: There are a total of 2 entries listed in the Vista Bootloader. Bootloader Timeout: 10 seconds. Default OS...
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    Dual boot: Vista\Vista laptop with eSATA

    I have a laptop hard drive [C] and a fully working eSATA copy [E] both are intentionally identical, so if one fails, I have the other. It's my way of making backups--to an eSATA drive. I used another product for the dual boot, and it works perfectly, about 2 or 3 times out of five. Not really...
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