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. Vista uses a completely different boot system. Once Vista is installed, you
    cannot edit a multi boot system with boot.ini. You have to edit the BCD file
    installed by Vista. The easiest way to do this is with a program called
    VistaBoot Pro, which can be obtained at:


    This program can be run from either Vista or XP and allows direct editing of
    the Vista BCD file.

    Mike Bernstein
    Mike Bernstein, Jun 5, 2006
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