Unhiding Vista from XP Problems

#1
Hi experts,

I am Apple.

My main purpose is:

to solve the Vista restore point from disappearing problem.

I have a hard disk with 3 partitions. Partition 1 is Window XP. Partition 2 is Vista. Partition 3 is Logical drive. All are NTFS.

I used the method recommended by installing neogrub from EasyBSD 1.7.2 and copy paste to menu.1st. as below:


# NeoSmart NeoGrub Bootloader Configuration File
#
# This is the NeoGrub menu.lst file, and should be located at C:\\menu.lst
# Please see the EasyBCD Documentation for information on how to create/modify entries
# EasyBCD Documentation Home - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki


default 0
timeout 0

title Boot XP - Hide Vista
hide (hd0,1) # SET THIS TO THE VISTA DRIVE
# Optionally repeat the above entry for all the Vista drives
chainloader (hd0,0)/ntldr # SET THIS TO THE BOOT PARTITION
boot

# Optional section
# If you include this section, you will see a second bootloader menu!
title Boot XP - Unhide Vista
unhide (hd0,1) # SET THIS TO THE VISTA DRIVE
# Optionally repeat the above entry for all the Vista drives
chainloader (hd0,0)/ntldr # SET THIS TO THE BOOT PARTITION
boot


When I boot from Vista to XP - Vista Partition successly hide.

When I boot from XP to Vista, I need to unhide the vista partition and change the timeout to boot into optional section of unhiding Vista partition. current code is:
unhide (hd0,1) # SET THIS TO THE VISTA DRIVE
# Optionally repeat the above entry for all the Vista drives
chainloader (hd0,0)/ntldr ????? Vista and not XP upon unhiding
vista partition. How to do it ?

the reason is once upon unhiding Vista, I shall not enter into
XP anymore, Otherwise the Vista restore point will still be detected
by XP once I boot into XP.

So, I want to boot into Vista straight away upon unhiding vista partition but not XP partition, How should I do that experts ?

Thanks.

Apple
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Hi Apple, welcome to NeoSmart Technologies.

First step is to stop using NeoGrub to accomplish this.
Just boot into Windows Vista normally, download and install HnS from here, and run UI.exe
It'll take care of everything for you.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#3
Hi apple.
If you see my 1st ever post here, last year, http://neosmart.net/forums/showpost.php?p=8710&postcount=1, you'll see I asked exactly the same question.
At that time, "Vista Hide 'n Seek" (HnS) didn't exist, (It was just an idea in Guru's head) so I got the fix I needed but it needed a permanent two stage boot.
I now use HnS, and it's not only a lot easier to implement, but it gives you a neat single boot menu.
Download yourself a copy now from the link Guru gave, and make your life a lot easier.