Vista DVD needed to load boot menu???


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Hi there,

I`m currently running XP and Vista in dualboot..
I Have to have the Vista DVD in the cdrom drive for the boot manager to be displayed..
From there I can load both Vista and XP succesfuly.

The problem comes in if I remove the DVD or change to boot off my hardrive first in my BIOS instead of the CDROM..

If I load without the DVD it giver the XP error: hal.dll which meens my boot.ini is incorrect but it works fine if the vista dvd is in the drive?? I find this very strange.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

Thanks!! :smile:
Please don't triple post, it won't get you answers any faster!! Your other threads have been closed, please keep the discussion to this, one thread.

As for your problem:
Boot into Vista with the DVD in the drive. Once there, use EasyBCD -> Bootloader Management -> Reinstall Vista Bootloader -> Write MBR to fix the issue.