I successfully installed Vista Ultimate and XP in a dual boot config. and it worked for quite a while. I started having problem with Vista not wanting to load and I would run the Vista DVD install/fix and using the boot fix, it would work again but now it tells me I can't fix the problem and it won't recognize any restore points that I have made. The Microsoft Diagnostic tells me that a patch is preventing Vista from booting. One of my students told me the Prof about FreeBCD and I just need to ask...can it help me and if so how. I downloaded the info about BCD and Boot INI and the problems that can be caused and tried to rebuild it via instructions from Knowledge base but it still won't boot. I really need my Vista back and if it means dumping the XP install I will. Anything you can suggest is greatly appreciated.