PLEASE HELP!!!!! Dual boot Vista and XP


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I am trying to set up dual boot for vista and windows xp. I originally had windows xp installed on a single 74gb drive. I then partioned the drive and installed vista. Everything worked great, but obviously this was not enough hard drive space for two operating systems.

I then used EasyBCD to delete the vista bootlog then deleted the partition with vista. Again, everything worked great.

I then purchased two 320gb drives a set up a raid 0 array and installed vista. I know I should have left the 74gb drive connected when I did this, but for some reason I did not (Stupid me:x).

I then re-connected the 74gb drive with my windows xp installation. I then followed these instructions from the microsoft support website:

Note You can run the commands in the following procedure by using the command prompt. If you run these commands in Windows Vista, run them at a command prompt that has elevated user rights. To do this, click Start, click Accessories, right-click the command-prompt shortcut, and then click Run as Administrator. 1.Use Bootsect.exe to restore the Windows Vista MBR and the boot code that transfers control to the Windows Boot Manager program. To do this, type the following command at a command prompt: Drive:\boot\Bootsect.exe /NT60 All

In this command, Drive is the drive where the Windows Vista installation media is located.

Note The boot folder for this step is on the DVD drive.2.Use Bcdedit.exe to manually create an entry in the BCD Boot.ini file for the earlier version of the Windows operating system. To do this, type the following commands at a command prompt.

Note In these commands, Drive is the drive where Windows Vista is installed. •Drive:\Windows\system32\Bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Description for earlier Windows version"

Note In this command, Description for earlier Windows version can be any text that you want. For example, Description for earlier Windows version can be "Windows XP" or "Windows Server 2003".•Drive:\Windows\system32\Bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=x:

Note In this command, x: is the drive letter for the active partition. •Drive:\Windows\system32\Bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr•Drive:\Windows\system32\Bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast

It seemed to work when I rebooted because I got the screen that shows the two operating systems, however when I choose windows xp the sytem just re-starts; it will not boot into windows xp. Please help me fix this.