Windows Vista no longer starts after you install an earlier version of the Windows
operating system in a dual-boot configuration:
"LMO" <lmo01@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:gp4njn$po0$1@xxxxxx
Aloha all. This may be OT, so maybe someone can point me in the right
direction...but I always get good replies here, and those people that don't
like OT...well, I'll givew them something to grump about...
I'm using Vista Home Premium. I have a spare 250GB SATA drive, so I thought
I'd install XP on that, then dual boot with my original Vista drive (AMD
Athlon dual-core at 3 GHz, 4GB RAM, 64 bit Vista Home Premium...when it
boots). The XP install seemed to go fine, in that the drive would boot up
alone (with the Vista drive disabled). But when I plugged my main Vista
drive in, the system would not boot up at all. I would get a Drive Read
I don't get it. Both drives boot up fine by themselves, but when both are
running, neither will boot. Do I need to set one drive's jumpers or
something? I don't know SATA drive jumper settings, or if that's even the
Can someone give me at least a starting point?