Solved Vista becomes invisible in dual boot order change to XP as default

Larvald

New Member
Hi!
I had Vista on C: drive and later installed XP on D: drive.
Boot order was then Vista - XP, worked ok. I then changed the boot order where XP to be the default . And now the boot manager does not allow me to even choose Vista, but goes directly to XP. The changes I did in Vista.
I have "restorepoint delete" fix active ( http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/127417-system-restore-points-stop-xp-dual-boot-delete.html)
Restoring the fix does no difference to this issue other than making boot.ini visible for changes on the XP side, but without options for Vista.

Has my Vista gone "hasta la vista" or is it "see you never more". Is there some means of getting it alive again?

Lars
 

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Brink

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mvp

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MilesAhead

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@Larvald if Brink's suggestion doesn't work you may be able to fix it up using VistaBootPro. Used to be free but I think they ask $9 for it now. Anyway, when I added XP to a Vista machine one of the steps after installing XP was getting Vista boot menu back by using VistaBootPro in XP. Either way should work.
 

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Larvald

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Hi MilesAhead!
VistaBootPro (7,95€) did help me out.
I figured out how I ended up in this situation. I painted myself in the corner by setting the time, being impatient waiting, to show list of operating systems at statup to zero, thus going staight into the default. Or then it was that "someone" or something having done that.

Strange why the startup recovery didn't return the default value of 30 secs.

Thank's guys for your help.
Lars
 

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Brink

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mvp
Lars, I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. :)
 

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

MilesAhead

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Vista Guru
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@Larvald yeah those bootup options are often nebulous. I dual boot Vista and XP so I thought if I set XP to "default" it would be the one chosen in the menu if I let it time out. Nope. No menu. Just boots XP. Go figure. :)
 

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    Phenom X4 9850
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    8 GB
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    Some Radeon Cheapie with 512 MB Ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    CRT
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    750 GB SATA 3G
    2 SIIG Superspeed docks w/WD Caviar Black Sata II or III
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