You need to be patient enough, if asking for help here, to wait more than 40
minutes for useful responses. What I would suggest would be to repair XP
and run the reenablement of Vista from XP by installing VistaBootPro in
XP as outlined at the end of the series of steps covered here: http://www.pro-networks.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=88231
( so you know where to go for http://www.vistabootpro.org/
It is possible, that with BitLocker enabled, that won't work. If that's so,
either wait for better advice, or remove BitLocker to get the dual boot.
<none> wrote in message news:eQhymdZbHHA.4656@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> please....somebody help me. I'm trying to update the software on my windows
> mobile pda. if I run it from vista it will fail and brick my device. I
> need to get this dual boot working.
> <none> wrote in message news:OY1fhEZbHHA.5044@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> I've been running Vista for about a month. I have three partitions on my
>> hard drive: Vista-160GB, Boot-1.5GB, Free-80GB (I'm running BitLocker). I
>> want to install XP to the free partition and dual boot. I've tried doing
>> this previously. As I expected I was unable to boot into vista after
>> installing XP (the BCD store was deleted). I figured I could boot off of
>> the vista disk, do a startup repair (which would rewrite the MBR) and boot
>> into vista. I then used to EasyBCD to make a legacy OS entry in the
>> bootloader. Everything worked fine. But, after I restarted my computer
>> and tried to boot into XP, I got a message about "cannot find ntldr"
>> How do I set up my dual boot without formatting and reinstalling in the
>> proper order?