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    Dual boot two HD's - after having one unplugged?

    Sorry. When booting to the Vista disk, the entry for XP does appear (e.g. The option for Vista and XP are available as an option) and when I select XP the error appears (\ntldr). Now, I just tried redoing the process again => deleted the three files from the root of the Vista disk, removed the...
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    Dual boot two HD's - after having one unplugged?

    In the BIOS is lists a Fujitsu and a Hitachi drive. The Fujitsu is the 140GB and the Hitachi is the 70GB. Vista is on the Fujitsu. I'll double check again. :) Addendum: The BIOS boot order reads: ID01 Fujitsu ID00 Hitachi Would it make sense to "re-write" the MBR and delete all the XP...
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    Dual boot two HD's - after having one unplugged?

    The message is as follows: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware change maybe the cause. File: \NTLDR Status: 0xc000007b Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the app is missing or is corrupt
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    Dual boot two HD's - after having one unplugged?

    Tried again, but no go. Just to clarify, Disk 1 (in the BIOS) is Vista and is first in the boot sequence. Here is the boot.ini of Vista: [boot loader] timeout=20 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP on...
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    Dual boot two HD's - after having one unplugged?

    Thanks, I didn't know that. I checked the BIOS and Disk 0 is XP and Disk 1 is Vista. The boot sequence is Vista first.
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    Dual boot two HD's - after having one unplugged?

    In my last pick of disk mgmt, Disk1 is the Vista disk. So in the BIOS it is 1 and that is was is first in the BIOS boot order => Disk 0 is XP, Disk 1 is Vista
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    Dual boot two HD's - after having one unplugged?

    Thanks again for your time :) I tried that but it didn't work. Sooooo here is what I did. Forgive me if I made this more complicated: 1. I blew away that 64bit partion + resized it so now there is only one partition on the XP 32bit drive. 2. I moved the disks on the controller so that the XP...
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    Dual boot two HD's - after having one unplugged?

    Hmm, I'll boot into XP and see. I removed the XP64 entry awhile ago (well before this Vista drive was added) and the boot.ini info on the XP HD is this: boot loader] timeout=10 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems]...
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    Dual boot two HD's - after having one unplugged?

    Yep all three files are there (on the Vista drive). The boot.ini is as follows: [boot loader] timeout=20 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP on E:\" /fastdetect...
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    Dual boot two HD's - after having one unplugged?

    Hi, thanks Terry. I performed the steps above and upon boot up, the option for XP did show. However, when I selected XP the system paused for a second and then just rebooted? I selected XP again and the same thing. I then selected Vista and it booted into that fine. I attached a pic of the...
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    Dual boot two HD's - after having one unplugged?

    Is it possible to dual boot XP and Vista if both of these OS's were installed on seperate drives at different times => e.g. XPSP3 was initially installed on one HD and then I added a new HD and installed VistaSP2 with the XP HD unplugged? I know that is a "no, no" (as the boot manager doesn't...
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