Dual Boot from SCSI Using Vista Boot Pro

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by John, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. John

    John Guest

    I have full retail version of Ultimate installed on a 36 GB SCSI drive and
    XP PRO on a 80 GB SATA I drive with Vista Boot Pro on the Vista SCSI drive.
    I think it was mentioned in one of the forums, but I cannot recall a
    solution. Vista sees the other drives, and I can see the XP files. Any
    suggestions on how to get this to work?

    And just for information, the full retail version, not an upgrade, of
    Ultimate would not install on the SCSI even after I did a low level format
    to ensure the drive was clean. Eventually I started XP Pro and did a clean
    install on the SCSI.
    John, Aug 27, 2007
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  2. John

    John Barnes Guest

    You don't mention the error message you get, but if you have both systems on
    the boot screen and just can't boot your legacy drive, copy your ntldr,
    ntdetect.com and boot.ini from to the drive with the Vista boot file on it.
    Modify the boot.ini to point to the XP drive if necessary.
    John Barnes, Aug 27, 2007
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  3. John

    John Guest

    Sorry, I should have been more explicit. Vista Boot Pro is in the root
    directory of Drive C but does not show up at all on booting up. I went in
    and run the program manually and used the repair utility, but it still does
    not make any appearance. I just get pushed to Vista immediately. Once in
    Vista, Windows Explorer locates all the drives and I can open each one and
    see the files.
    John, Aug 27, 2007
  4. John

    John Barnes Guest

    VistaBootPro or EasyBCD have to be installed on a Windows OS (either XP or
    Vista) on the system drive.
    John Barnes, Aug 27, 2007
  5. John

    John Barnes Guest

    Mean that it only modifies a boot record on the system drive. It can be
    installed on an os on any drive.
    John Barnes, Aug 27, 2007
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