dual HD dual Vista

#1
I have two HDDs: one on SATA 0 and the other on SATA 1 :both have booting working VISTA OSs

either one can boot if i disconnect the other.

SATA 0 is BIOS first boot
Vista on SATA 0 sees the SATA 1 HDD
EasyBCd is installed on SATA 0 HDD


Cannot get the option to choice which HDD (VISTA OS) to boot from.

Thanks
 

JustinW

Super Moderator
Staff member
#2
Hi bert2007, welcome to NST

Have you tried adding a new Vista entry using EasyBCD pointing to the second drive for your second instance of Vista? This should work fine...
If for some reason it doesn't however, keep both drives connected and preform startup repair from a vista dvd/recovery disc.
 
#3
Have you tried adding a new Vista entry using EasyBCD pointing to the second drive for your second instance of Vista?

Yes.

both drives connected and preform startup repair from a vista dvd/recovery disc

both drives were connected during the second VISTA install : the install DVD saw the other innstance
 
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Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#6
Please Copy / Paste the output from EasyBCD "display settings" in detailed (debug) mode.
 

JustinW

Super Moderator
Staff member
#7
In a command prompt:

Code:
bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes
The menu now should display regardless of how many entries it has. Is there more than one entry listed?
 
#8
this showed just one option:
bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes


still trying to see other VISTA on SATA1
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There are a total of 2 entries listed in the Vista Bootloader.
Bootloader Timeout: 30 seconds.
Default OS: Microsoft Windows Vista
Entry #1
Name: Microsoft Windows Vista
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows
Entry #2
Name: old Vista
BCD ID: {3a679e55-efd4-11dd-b082-0019d14c87c3}
Drive: U:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows

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Windows Boot Manager
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identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {aeeaec86-efdc-11dd-9ee1-804e98381b85}
displayorder {aeeaec86-efdc-11dd-9ee1-804e98381b85}
{3a679e55-efd4-11dd-b082-0019d14c87c3}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 30
displaybootmenu Yes
Windows Boot Loader
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identifier {aeeaec86-efdc-11dd-9ee1-804e98381b85}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Microsoft Windows Vista
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {aeeaec87-efdc-11dd-9ee1-804e98381b85}
nx OptIn
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {3a679e55-efd4-11dd-b082-0019d14c87c3}
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description old Vista
systemroot \Windows
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#9
Notice the "device" property for the last entry is not set.

Go to EasyBCD -> Change Settings and set the right drive for that entry.