Cannot boot Xp partition in Dual boot after restoring with Ghost 1

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Laurahuk, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. Laurahuk

    Laurahuk Guest

    Im currently running a dual-boot system of Vista (C Drive_ and Xp (D Drive).
    I recently successfully restored Vista using Norton Ghost 12. Afterwards i
    tried to boot up xp through Boot manager but nothing would load up, it just
    leaves me with a blank screen and nothing else.

    All of the files are still on the D drive but XP just wont load up!

    Any help would be apprecitated... Cheers
    Laurahuk, Sep 24, 2007
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  2. Laurahuk

    Chad Harris Guest

    Hi Laurachuk--

    My last experience with Ghost was Ghost 9.0 with XP SP2 where many people
    would get a non-bootable BSOD unless they did a simple modification to
    boot.ini and I learned after one of those (you can almost always recover
    from a "non-bootable BSOD" in Vista or XP to mod it.

    So I'm not speaking from direct experience with Ghost 12 and Vista and
    hopefully some people will.

    After seeing that and other problems with Ghost, I've tended toward Acronis
    although I'm sure world wide Ghost has as many strong propnents.

    See if you can help yourself out of this with:

    Tutorial is on the site as are forums.

    Chad Harris, Sep 24, 2007
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  3. Richard Urban, Sep 24, 2007
  4. I notice that you installed XP *after* Vista, if the drive name sequence
    (i.e. "C:" for Vista, "D:" for XP) is an indication. You must have run
    into some problems there, too. Did you make your clone/image of Vista
    before you installed XP?

    Timothy Daniels, Sep 24, 2007
  5. Laurahuk

    Laurahuk Guest

    There is currently 3 OS(s) installed on your system.
    The current boot timeout is: 30

    Default OS: Microsoft Windows Vista

    Entry 1
    Name: Microsoft Windows Vista
    BCD ID: {current}
    Boot Drive: C:
    Windows Drive: C:
    System Bootloader: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    Windows Directory: \Windows

    Entry 2
    Name: Microsoft Windows
    BCD ID: {3fd6fa01-021c-11dc-a0ec-0013a94e6292}
    Boot Drive: C:
    System Bootloader: \ntldr

    Entry 3
    Name: Earlier Version of Windows
    BCD ID: {ntldr}
    Boot Drive: unknown
    System Bootloader: \ntldr

    Can you see any flaws here?
    Laurahuk, Sep 24, 2007
  6. Laurahuk

    Laurahuk Guest

    Laurahuk, Sep 24, 2007
  7. Laurahuk

    Chad Harris Guest


    I think there might be a problem with the entry 1 and entry 2 both showing
    the bootloader as Drive C. Also, always the preferable way to install a
    dual boot or multiboot is to install the oldest Windows OS first. When
    people have Vista already installed, and want to dual boot, I always give
    them this link:

    Chad Harris, Sep 24, 2007
  8. Laurahuk

    Chad Harris Guest

    I don't think XP has BCD entries period, but I do believe you have a problem
    where BootVistaPro shows you have Vista and XP's boot loader both installed
    to C:\ and I think the older OS designation should have been to D:\ in the
    way my link shows after you had Vista on C:\. I don't know if Ghost or your
    install overwrote the bootloader of either or both operating systems, since
    I'm inferring from what you say you can't boot to either. Can you boot to
    either OS?

    BCD is a new situation in Vista.

    If you don't have non-backed up files and documents to lose, I'd format and
    start over and if you want to do a dual boot this time, I'd install XP first
    and install Vista to a separate partition or drive and you shouldn't run
    into trouble.

    Also try to run the Vista setup from the XP desktop, and that way the bios
    won't change oyour boot letters for the Vista drive ( a minor inconvenience
    to be sure).

    How to Dual Boot Vista Installing XP (as you should) first:

    Good luck,

    Chad Harris, Sep 25, 2007
  9. Laurahuk

    Laurahuk Guest

    So it seems that the problem is probably in the bootloader?? If i change the
    boot drive to D in Vistabootpro for my XP will this make it Boot up?? Help
    please :)
    Laurahuk, Sep 25, 2007
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