Vista dual boot and repair is total crap!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by malaac, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. malaac

    malaac Guest

    Ok I got an error saying boot loader is screwed basicaly. Insert Vista to
    repair boot.. So I did.. DAMN Vista now won't boot into XP at all! Damn
    thing totally ignored XP! Man I am getting more and more pissed at this
    very buggy release! Most tested windows ever! HAH! Don't make me laugh
    it's buggier than XP was when it was released!
     
    malaac, Feb 8, 2007
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  2. malaac

    MICHAEL Guest


    VistaBootPRO 3.1 (it's free)
    http://www.vistabootpro.org/
     
    MICHAEL, Feb 8, 2007
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  3. malaac,

    In respect to dual or multi booting with Vista, hindsight is the brilliant
    teacher.

    Specifically, and more importantly, what worked last week (dual / multi
    booting) for defined, and intentionally not-defined reasons, just might not
    work this day.

    Closely read the second sentence (RTM, NOT RC2 anything) from jimmuh’s
    previous Post of things and stuff learned the difficult method, not only
    learned by jimmuh, many others have learned the same from trial and error
    situations.

    The below Post was written by “jimmuh†and is more accurate today compared
    to the date Posted.

    DUAL BOOT DIFFICULTIES
    BELOW POSTED BY jimmuh 01-28-2007 within this Forum.
    I'm afraid that I'm pretty much a bucket of cold water on this one. If you
    want Vista and Windows XP to co-exist as multi-boot partners on the same
    system you really need to use Vista Ultimate (RTM, NOT RC2 anything) with
    BitLocker enabled and hiding Vista from WinXP BEFORE you ever reboot into
    WinXP, or you need to use a third party boot manager to hide Vista from
    WinXP. Otherwise, WinXP will immediately set about trashing System Restore
    points and Shadow Copy data on the Vista partition during its first session.

    Frankly, multi-booting Windows operating systems these days just seems like
    a waste for almost all purposes. (YMMV) I'd definitely go with virtual
    machines, either through one of the Microsoft offerings (VPC or Virtual
    Server) or through VMWare. Run Vista as the host and WinXP under a Virtual
    Machine. Or don't run WinXP at all, if you can help it. Or, best yet, just
    put each OS on its own physical system.

    All that being said, I can't imagine what is happening on your system. I've
    had plenty of experience trying to multi-boot Vista with operating systems
    before I decided that it wasn't worth the effort. (It can be done, but, to
    me, it isn't worth the effort.) I NEVER saw Vista cause problems within
    another co-existing operating system. I mean, if you do something untoward
    with the boot manager you might make another OS unbootable, but I never saw
    Vista mess up the contents of another operating system's partition. Windows
    XP is, however, not nearly so well-behaved. It savages anything that looks
    like a restore point that it "thinks" is corrupted.

    I would be very interesting in knowing whether or not it was really Vista
    that caused this issue with your WinXP installations. Can't see how it could
    be the case, but I'm willing to learn.

    I hope someone else may have more useful information for you.


    SIDE NOTE:
    Seriously, you might also consider seeking advice from Ms. Dewey at:
    www.msdewey.com

    Should you seek advice from Ms. Dewey, cautiously review the Posted dates.
    Again, what previously worked, likely will *not* work today.
     
    Jonathan Schwartz 2, Feb 9, 2007
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  4. malaac

    molitar Guest

    Thanks saved my hide.. what an awesome software!

     
    molitar, Feb 9, 2007
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  5. malaac

    Beck Guest

    Glad you got it sorted with that program.
    Just wanted to point out though, had you done the other way round and
    restored the boot of XP, you would have lost the Vista boot option. Its not
    a bug, its the way it is, if you restore a boot you are overwriting what is
    originally there with a single boot method.
     
    Beck, Feb 9, 2007
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  6. malaac

    MICHAEL Guest

    You're welcome.

    ProNetworks is supposed to be coming out with
    a new/final version very soon.


    -Michael
     
    MICHAEL, Feb 9, 2007
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  7. malaac

    Chad Harris Guest

    I don't really understand the point of this post unless it is underscoring
    what we have discussed infinitum on dual boots and restore points in Vista.
    I'm not sure what it has to do with repairing Vista by other means than
    System Restore including the panoply of Win RE tools Startup Repair which
    is not impacted by dual boots, or Bootrec.exe. I didn't perceive Jimmy
    Brush to be remarking on all the other Vista repair tools. Dual boots
    don't impact them.

    CH
     
    Chad Harris, Feb 9, 2007
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  8. malaac

    Max Guest

    The day Frankie,
    firewall2,
    1Enquiring, DMN,
    Vista Ready,
    Jonathan Schwartz 2,
    has a 'point' is the day these newsgroups can shut down.
    I would think that 'jimmuh' would have never posted at all if he had known
    he would be forever doomed to reside in Vista Ready's copy/paste catalog.
     
    Max, Feb 9, 2007
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  9. malaac

    MICHAEL Guest

    Amen.

    -Michael

     
    MICHAEL, Feb 9, 2007
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