I now have my old installation of XP on C/ (where all my data is also held) and my new Vista on D/ Vista was installed on C/ with the XP HD removed. After the install I moved the XP HD back to C/ and moved Vista to D/
How can I used EasyBCD so that I get an option screen on boot to choose between the two OS?
I have been having a devil of a time trying to do this with a program called VistaBootPro. After installing the bootloader, Vista takes over my C/ drive where XP is supposed to be. I then lose access to it completely. SO far (for the past 3 days and I don't know how many attempts...5+?!?!?) I have not been able to get the two to cohabitate nicely together.
I switched the HDs and put Vista in C/ and XP in D/
I opened Vista and it immediately downloaded some driver for the XP HD. The XP HD then became F/
I went into easy BCD and added another OS, labeled it WINDOWS XP and set it on the F/ drive. These are the diagnostics that I got back.
Windows Boot Manager
description Windows Boot Manager
Windows Boot Loader
description Microsoft Windows Vista
Windows Legacy OS Loader
description Microsoft Windows XP
Tried that and it did not work.
boot into XP, get error ntldr
boot into VISTA, sometimes I can get all the way in, sometimes I get kicked out after entering my password.
Tried turning off the internet connections, but VISTA still lists the XP HD as F/
what am I doing wrong here? Please help out. I cannot find any tutorials anywhere for easy BCD. Thanks
A couple questions....
Why do they keep putting the Legacy entry on C even though XP should be on D/
and for that matter, why does Vista kick the XP HD down to F/