XP and Vista Booting Problem

Shendor

New Member
Alright geniuses, I've got myself a little problem. I have 2 SATA hard drives in my computer, one with Vista, and one with XP. Now... When i go into my BIOS and change my boot priority to my XP Drive It boots up off of the Vista Hard drive... Essentially the only way i can get my XP drive to start up is to unplug my Vista drive. Anyone know how to fix this?
 

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archie123

I Tunes hates Me
Vista Guru
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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Q9550 @ 4Gig / Titan Fenir
    Motherboard
    XFX 780i
    Memory
    4GB OCZ PC2-8500C5 DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gainward GTX260/216 SLI
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    Creative X-FI Xtreme Gamer
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    Dell UltraSharp 2209WA 22"
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    western digital raptor 10000rpm sata
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    OCZ Modstream 700w
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SIW2

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hi,

Are you wanting to use Vista as the System drive thru which you can choose to boot either o/s?.

If you boot into Vista, show hidden operating system files, and post screenshots of both drives so we can see the relevant boot files, that would help.

Also a screenshot of Disk Manangement may be useful.
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Vista
    CPU
    Intel E8400
    Motherboard
    ASRock1333-GLAN R2.0
    Memory
    4gb DDR2 800
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia 9500GT 1gb
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