A Peek at Vista HnS Beta

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The only thing that changes for me is that changing rhe registry in XP means that when booting into XP the Vista Drive just shows as Local Disk with no drive letter and Vista restore points are in place. I followed Option 2 from here:-

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/127417-system-restore-points-stop-xp-dual-boot-delete.html

Addendum:

OK I bit the bullet and tried the latest beta, my set up is:-

Disk 0 Partition 1 = XP X64 (C: and System Drive with boot files)
Disk 0 Partition 2 = Vista X64
Disk 1 Partition 1 = XP MCE

Set up HnS and rebooted and this is what happens :-

New Boot menu displays with all 3 listed ok, then tried booting each in turn.

Vista - Jumps to normal Vista bootloader screen so booted from here.

XP x64 - Message displayed "Invalid Boot.ini, Booting from C:" then boots into XP x64 ok.

XP MCE - Boots OK from new menu.

Vista partition is hidden on both XP's and old restore points intact on Vista.
 
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mqudsi

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#22
Hey JoeyP, welcome to NST.

Can you please tell me which drives have Boot.ini on them?
Also, please attach a copy of the log file from the HnS directory, it would help explain why you're getting that error.

Thanks for beta testing!
 

mqudsi

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#24
In the same directory that you extracted HnS to, there should be a file (I think it's called HnS.log) which contains details of the actions taken and the data used in the procedure.

Thanks.
 
#25
Ah got it, i assume this is what you want

NeoSmart intelliLogger 1.0
Logging started on 01/05/2008 at 21:30 using log level Debug
21:30 Vista Hide 'n Seek 0.5.0.44
21:30 Boot drive: C:\
21:30 Listing drives involved in the procedure.
21:30 L as Unknown
21:30 H as XP
21:30 F as Unknown
21:30 E as Unknown
21:30 D as XP
21:30 C as Vista
21:30 Beginning Install process.
21:30 Attempting to rename C:\boot.ini to C:\boot.ini.hns
21:30 Copying NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM to H:\
21:30 Copying NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM to D:\
21:30 Creating boot.ini on H as partition(1)
21:30 Creating boot.ini on D as partition(1)
21:30 Creating Vista entry in menu.lst.
21:30 Adding XP entry H on drive 0, partition 0 to menu.lst
21:30 Adding XP entry D on drive 1, partition 0 to menu.lst
21:30 Renaming BOOTMGR, creating GRLDR on C:\
21:30 Renaming BOOTMGR, creating GRLDR on H:\
21:30 Renaming BOOTMGR, creating GRLDR on D:\
21:30 Updating the bootsector on all partitions.

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For info L= My Data Drive, F= My Acronis Windows Back Ups and E is copy of all music files I have on a HDD Media Player attached to TV.
 
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Terry60

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#26
Sorry to take so long getting back, not a lot of use to you now, but I checked my XP reg and those offline drives are still there.(but they achieved nothing - didn't hide -didn't protect the restore points).
Now that you've got HnS running your boot, use EasyBCD to change the timeout in Vista's boot menu to 0 and you won't have the unnecessary second menu when you enter Vista.
 

Terry60

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#28
The boot.ini error in your XP x64 is some wierd artefact of being in Beta I guess. (the boot.ini s are all created by HnS as you'll see from the log, replacing the XP original) Guru will sort out what's going awry there. It won't be a permanent feature of your system.
Perhaps you could post copies of the 2 instances of boot.ini on your 2 XP systems, and we'll look for errors.
 

mqudsi

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#29
Yep, Terry is right.

A copy of C:\menu.lst and Boot.ini from Drives H: and D: would be great. (either post the contents and wrap them in a
Code:
 block or upload them as a zip file attachment)
 
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