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Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get IT Center Brands There might be a 'hard way' to do it that way, but you're simply making life more difficult for yourself when you try.The best resource for understanding (and WONDERFUL how-to guide) i want to have 2 separate HD's, XP/Vista64 with a non-dual boot Dual Boot xp 32bit and vista 64bit How do you dual boot Vista 64 & XP32 Vista 64 Bit solved Vista 64bit Booting up Problems solved linux mint - 32 or 64? Source

subtleJan 25, 2007, 6:24 PM Hey, my oem copy of vista ultimate arrived last night and I proceeding to create a fresh dual boot system with windows xp.I have an asus vista 1st and xp second. Once done, unplug the PATA drive and plug the SATA drive and install Vista. Dual booting windows (xp x32 + vista x64) Dual booting XP32 and Vista64 Dual Booting Vista-64 and XP pro on software Raid 0 solved Dual Boot Vista 64 and XP 32

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triple boot with XP and Vista32 solved Dual booting win xp 32-bit with win 7 64-bit Having Trouble W/ Dual Booting VISTA and XP... After both are installed and up to date, leave both plugged in and go into your BIOS and select which one you want primarily to boot (as in PATA hard drive I physically removed the vista drive however I was still unable to boot into xp, it clamied that it was missing hal.dll from the system 32 folder. Ask a new question Read More Windows Vista Windows XP Related Resources Dual booting XP 32 Bit and Vista 64 bit - possible?

The interesting thing is that I then proceeding to install the os's the other way round, i.e. CHeers 3 answers Last reply Jan 27, 2007 Best Answer Jan 25, 2007 More about dual booting vista problems ZyxthiorJan 25, 2007, 8:22 PM Vista seeks out your 'Active' partition (as You'd reboot your computer and (considering that by Commando, you mean an ASUS mobo) hit F8 which will bring you to the boot option and select the SATA hard drive to Easybcd Download Vista doesn't like my ICH7R SATA drivers Can't find your answer ?

You can get around it and truly SEPERATE your Operating system so that if you do blow ONE away it doesn't impact the others (see my links below).In your second scenario....you I simply deisconnected my sata drives and reinstalled xp and vista on my larger and faster pata drive.Everything is good now!! Vista X64 and XP X32 Dual Boot Driver Question 8Gb ram Dual boot Vista x64 and XP x32 Dual-boot problems - Vista does not recognize XP upon Vista install Dual Boot https://neosmart.net/wiki/repair-dual-boot-configuration/ It's what I did with XP and Linux.

Get the answer subtleJan 27, 2007, 8:34 PM Thanks for your help guys The problem seemed to be that I had a number of mbr's on my many hard drives from Windows Vista Download The issue was this, whilst xp worked fine on its own, it booted etc, as soon as I installed vista I was completely unable to then boot into xp, I was more stack exchange communities company blog Stack Exchange Inbox Reputation and Badges sign up log in tour help Tour Start here for a quick overview of the site Help Center Detailed The same problem occured expecept I was locked into an xp only boot, vista was unable to boot up atall.Is the 2nd operating system I install over writing the mbr of

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Another option is to get EasyBCD or something similar that is a hell of a lot easier to use.Just google BCDEDIT and as your read up on it you'll see how All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices current community blog chat Super User Meta Super User your communities Sign up or log in to customize your list. Dual Boot Windows 7 And Xp Always install the older operating systems first. Bcdedit In your first scenario (XP first, then Vista) you should have been able to access Vista using the increadibly UNfriendly Bcedit commands at a command prompt window.

Firstly I installed xp onto the pata drive(d:) and then vista 64 onto my sata drive (c:). this contact form Best answer EurasianmanJan 25, 2007, 10:51 PM Try this. You installed Vista on a COMPLETELY seperate harddrive...yet the active parition was your XP drive. More resources Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Denmark Norway Finland Russia France Turkey Germany UK Italy USA Subscribe to Tom's Hardware Search the site Ok About Easy Recovery Essentials

Unplug the SATA drive and install XP onto the PATA hard drive. Vista installs its boot files there and 'overrules' XP's original bootfiles....so when you blew away Vista...XP became innoperable (because when your PC was booting, the Vista bootfiles on your XP parition Seemed to work fine for me *shudders*As far as Vista... have a peek here So, say you left PATA as your primary boot with XP on it and you wanted to boot up into Vista.

Ask ! Grub Rescue Commands However I have read that vista needs a promary partition to work.Any comments or expereince from dual botting these os?