Very sorry that I goofed again.
"DId you delete the XP entry and re-add it using EasyBCD "auto-configure" as I asked in post #2 ?"
No. I did not delete anything nor change anything.
All I did was putting a check mark V in the small check box of Windows XP and unmarked it right away.
There is something else.
The first HDD on which Vist was and still is installed is a SATA 2.
The second HDD on which XP was and still is installed is a SATA 1 .
Prior to installing Win 7, the second HDD was disconnected from the mother board and reconnected back to the mother board...
At booting, a message showed up saying:
Windows can not boot because the following file is missing or corrupted.
The machine was operating on Vista.
A HDD was added and Windows XP was installed on this HDD. Booting into XP only since...
Intel core i5450M
DDR3 1033 2G
WD HDD 500G
Win 7 Home Premium
I need to have both Win 7 and Win XP on this machine.
The vendor tells me that is is impossible.
Is it possible to install Win XP in this machine and create a 2-system operation?
Instructions will be...
Two HDD's are installed
One is a SATA 2 containing Vista Home Premium which is now operating
The other is a SATA 1 containing XP Pro sp2 which is now idle
This SATA 1 is disconnected from the mainboard.
RAID is not applied
This is what I want:
Thank you very much, Coolname007 !
It is very kind of you to give such detailed instructions. Really appreciate!
"What needs to be done here is use your Vista disk to repair it."
No. I do not have one. The computer is an OEM product, Acer...
Thank you very much for help!
Am I sure that I did point the right partition letter?
This is what I did in 5 steps:
Anything wrong in these steps?
Am I sure that Vista is on partition E:\ ?
Am I sure that Vista's MBR is on partition E:\ ?
No. I am not sure.
Windows Boot Manager...