XP and Vista on 2 separate HDs

SaminJapan

New Member
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. please help. :huh: Thanks.
Sam
 

SaminJapan

New Member
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.

Code:
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=C:
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
default                 {current}
resumeobject            {36073684-70d4-122d-86f4-f9615e8f4b6a}
displayorder            {current}
                        {da5784e5-b968-11db-89dd-00123f6fc24d}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {current}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Microsoft Windows Vista
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {36073684-70d4-122d-86f4-f9615e8f4b6a}
nx                      OptIn

Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier              {da5784e5-b968-11db-89dd-00123f6fc24d}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \ntldr
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
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Please don't double post. All threads are read, no matter where they're posted to.
Topic closed
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
*cough*
I'm wondering whether I should pretend that I closed it and it somehow reverted or that you got admin rights or shall I just admit that I didn't press the button.....
*cough*

Topic closed (for real) this time.
 
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