Dual Boot -XP (Drive1), Vista(Drive3) - Vista Black Screen issue

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Coakeyoakey, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. Coakeyoakey

    Coakeyoakey Guest

    1. I have 3 drives installed in my computer :

    Primary IDE Master - WinXP
    Primary IDE Slave - Files
    Secondary IDE Master - Vista

    To get Vista to work i have to disconnect all cables and place Vista drive
    on the Primary IDE Master Cable, disconnecting the others.

    i Would like to have it to Boot Vista with all drives connected as above.

    I added the following line to my Windows XP Boot.ini
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Vista" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN

    Using this line i get a Black Screen and my hard drive light appears on.

    Anyone any ideas ?


    My Boot.ini settings :

    [boot loader]
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Vista" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN
    Coakeyoakey, Jun 5, 2006
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  2. Coakeyoakey

    Coakeyoakey Guest

    Sorry, PLEASE DELETE - Kept getting error when posting.
    Coakeyoakey, Jun 5, 2006
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  3. Coakeyoakey

    Laszlo Dobos Guest

    hi friend,

    you have to boot from vista cd and choose Repair. the boot process of vista
    differs from xp boot process. for example vista can't use boot.ini
    Laszlo Dobos, Jun 5, 2006
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