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    EasyBCD unexpected behavior when dealing with multiple hard drives.

    As I already said earlier, I don't need EasyBCD to do the things I'm talking about. And as such, when editing the BCD, the things that I'm talking about DON'T happen. Think about it. I'm not talking about EasyBCD simply not working. I'm talking about EasyBCD having a few bugs, which can be...
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    EasyBCD unexpected behavior when dealing with multiple hard drives.

    And you clearly didn't read my response to in that thread. I'll have to repost it I guess: Originally Posted by Makaveli213 Having the system boot directly to Vista unless you hit a button and have that bring up a boot loader menu controlled by BCD is not a common setup. It is not even...
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    EasyBCD unexpected behavior when dealing with multiple hard drives.

    Yeah sorry I didn't post that -- newest release: 1.7.2
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    EasyBCD unexpected behavior when dealing with multiple hard drives.

    My full experiences are listed in this thread: (http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2692) But, here I'll just post a summary of the major issues. I had a two-hard drive setup (one PATA one SATA), with the SATA drive to be the Vista drive and the PATA drive to be the XP drive. I wanted...
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    Cannot figure out how to get BCD to work on separate hard drive installs

    Yeah, I mean, it makes sense to have a single BCD as opposed to multiple, especially on a single drive, because it just streamlines central management and makes things simpler. I'll go with you on the idea that it's the recommended default action. But MS also could have gone so far with the idea...
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    Cannot figure out how to get BCD to work on separate hard drive installs

    While I may agree that it might not be the "recommended" way, I would disagree to go so far as to say "it wasn't meant to be that way." Read my earlier post, where I described how this worked simply through installing OSs in the correct order (no BCDedit nor EasyBCD).
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    Cannot figure out how to get BCD to work on separate hard drive installs

    Well, actually, that's not the setup I have (although that would be even better if it were possible). The way it works now (and it does work now, as it did before) is that when I boot the XP drive first in the BIOS, there is a BCD menu, and when I boot from the Vista drive first, there isn't...
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    Cannot figure out how to get BCD to work on separate hard drive installs

    Well, I seem to have finally gotten things working, although, there was an amazing amount of monkeying around inbetween. From my estimation, the current release of EasyBCD has some issues with it when working across separate hard drives in a situation like mine. Here's what happened: First I...
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    Cannot figure out how to get BCD to work on separate hard drive installs

    "You could try disconnecting Vista's drive and doing the restore, but it won't work if Vista's bootloader isn't stored on XP's disk short of disconnecting Vista's drive, booting from a Vista disc, and manually rebuilding the bootloader from the command line." I would agree with you, but the...
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    Cannot figure out how to get BCD to work on separate hard drive installs

    Well, before I try this, here's a question: Why? Why would EasyBCD not be writing to the XP MBR? Secondly, the options I specify for booting on the XP drive have no effect on either drive, (i.e. meaning there is no boot menu on the Vista drive either, which is what I would expect). This would...
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    Cannot figure out how to get BCD to work on separate hard drive installs

    "That said, I share Justin's puzzlement to some extent as to why you want your boot set up that way, but I guess you have some overarching masterplan where it makes perfect sense." Isn't that the way most setups seem to people who don't use them? It is true; it may seem weird at first, but it...
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    Cannot figure out how to get BCD to work on separate hard drive installs

    But Justin, I don't think you're understanding what it is that I want. I have no problems booting into Vista. However, if I set Vista as the first Boot device and then use that with EasyBCD, then how am I ever going to be able to have two BIOS boot options: 1) Direct Boot into Vista, and 2) Boot...
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    Cannot figure out how to get BCD to work on separate hard drive installs

    Thanks for the response. I'm not quite sure if you fully understand what it is that I want to accomplish. But maybe I'm just misunderstanding you. "You need to change the boot sequence in your BIOS so that Vista's drive boots first." Why would I need to do this? Keep in mind what I want...
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    Cannot figure out how to get BCD to work on separate hard drive installs

    Thanks for the response. "You can do that with EasyBCD." This is what I thought as well, which is why I was using EasyBCD on the XP install, so that it would put bootmgr on the XP drive. I had known beforehand that reinstalling XP would write over the MBR with an XP version. Following the...
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    Cannot figure out how to get BCD to work on separate hard drive installs

    Hi, So here's what I want to do: I have two hard drives, and I want one to be exlusive for Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit, and one exclusive for Windows XP Professional 32 bit. Furthermore, I want a rather specific arrangment for my booting options. I had this working correctly before I...
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