See this is where I have a major disconnect with you all. Ok you dont need to
unplug this or that or go get this or that programm. Just do it like its
supposed to be done. Ok I have (c) drive with XP Pro and I had a second
drive (E)that I had messed up the MFT on, but was able to access through (C)
drive. So I got tired of that and decided to get Vista and have a dual boot.
I went and Downloaded it and Burned it to DVD. No Problem right guys. Next I
put the DVD in and started the Install Process. (NOTE: I renamed my C drive
To C: XP PRO just to avoid any confusion) so when the install process started
again I unplugged nothing. Vista saw I had two drives and said which do you
want to load vista on. I chose E which was my second drive. It loaded just
fine and when done the computer restarted. UP on restart it asked me what
version of windows do you want to load 1:Earlier Version or 2 Windows Vista.
I chose Vista and it works great just like a dual boot should. If I want to
go back to XP PRO I just restart and chose Earlier Windows Version. I dont
have to unplug anything never had to to with Bios or change the Boot up
string. I think we tend to over complicate this and un plug this or that and
that is why you are having this issue. So for all you dual booters. Just
leave it all plugged in load Vista pick the drive you want to load Vista on
for Dual boot(which cant be the C drive or main computer Drive, it has to be
a secondary etc.. drive) and load it. Piece of cake. Let your computer and
bios do the rest and you'll be fine.
"Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
> Download VistaBoot Pro. It will allow you to easily change the default
> "Steve Urbach" <dragonsclaw@NOTmindspring.com> wrote in message
> > On Fri, 28 Jul 2006 18:25:02 -0700, danno
> > <email@example.com> wrote:
> >>I have xp installed on a SATA (drive C, Vista on a IDE. Currently i
> >>one drive while using the other.
> >>Has anyone any experience with leaving both hooked up, each as a master on
> >>its own Bus and changing the Boot drive via the Bios? How do they react..?
> > I boot Vista on a IDE0 and XP pro on SCSI(Raid)0.
> > I just change the boot order in BIOS.
> > (un)Interestingly, If I have a bootable vista CD in the drive, Even if
> > I don't select "boot from CD" at the BIOS boot time prompt, Vista
> > always boots.
> > Shuttle AN35NUltra motherboard, Release S00 of the bios.
> > Steve