"mikeyhsd" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:%23AV9lQUTHHA.1228@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
not true, have repaired xp boot and vista boot by using bcdedit.
"CZ" <CZ@no99spam.com> wrote in message news:exnTgXSTHHA.1552@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> the dual boot process if extremely easy and automatic if the OLDER os is
>> installed first.
if you install a newer one and then want to install the older one into a
dual boot situation it normal to expect problems.
there are 2 3rd party programs that can deal with the new vista boot loader
and help fix things up when screwed up in this manner.
vistabootpro and easybcd, be sure and get the latest versions.
A BCD editor like VistaBootPro and EasyBCD is insufficient to make
installing XP after Vista work. You must also copy the ntldr file and use
Vista's Startup Repair. Have you tried doing it your way?
You have to do the following:
When XP install is finished, computer will only boot into XP
Copy ntldr file from Vista vol into root of XP vol
Boot via Vista DVD
Select Repair Your Computer
Select Vistal vol
Select Startup Repair
(no notice of finding an error)
Reboot per prompt
Boot into Vista
Install VistaBootPro v3.1 beta
Do the BCD backup
Select "Manage OS Entries"
Select "Add new op system entry"
Select "Windows Legacy"
Enter a name (to show in the Vista boot mgr menu)
Select drive letter E:
Select XP op system from the Vista boot mgr menu