Re: Advice on Windows Boot Manager
The drive labeled 'system' is the first hard drive in boot priority in your
bios and the active primary partition on that drive. (If you change the boot
priority at post time, it can change which is the system drive, but ONLY for
that boot, not for an install) All system files will be installed there.
The system you are running will always be labeled 'boot', since you are
booted into it. If you want Vista to set up the dual boot, you have to have
the XP system visible at install time, otherwise, you can add the legacy
system to your boot using EasyBCD or VistaBootPro, at a later time.
"Gerb68" <Gerb68@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I had Vista installed first. Then to obtain a Dual Boot I did a complete
> reinstall by first installing XP on a drive that already had two
> In Disk Management in XP, XP is installed on one partition labelled
> (Boot) and the other Partition on that Drive is labelled Healthy (System)
> In Vista, The Drive Vista is on is Labelled Healthy (System Boot)
> "peter" wrote:
>> If you disconnect the XP drive Vista cannot overwrite the XP bootmanager
>> with its own....maybe thats how you got here in the 1st place.
>> A disconnected drive cannot be seen.Vista will install its boot manager
>> the drive labeled System Boot under Comp Management/disk management.
>> Which of the partitions on that 1 HDD is labeled as such???
>> "Ger68" <Ger68@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >I have XP installed on a partition on 1 HDD and Vista Ultimate installed
>> > separate Drive. The thing is I do not have the Windows Boot Manager
>> > when I
>> > boot up with the OS options. I can only achieve this by changiing the
>> > Boot
>> > Device in Bios, so I don't think any boot files are damaged. In Startup
>> > and
>> > Recovery on both systems only one OS is recognised and when I tried
>> > Third
>> > Party software like VistaBootPro or Easy BCD I can only find one OS
>> > also.
>> > I will probably have to reinstall anyway as when I now enter Vista I
>> > get a
>> > Black Screen with My Documents open and I have to start Win Explorer
>> > Manually
>> > in Task Manager.
>> > Is It important to leave the XP installed Drive connected to the
>> > Motherboard
>> > when installing Vista. Is this necessary for the Windows Boot Manager
>> > Option
>> > or will Vista install Drivers etc on the XP drive causing both Drives
>> > to
>> > run
>> > on Boot up.
>> > Is there another way I can find the Windows Boot Manager.
>> > Thanx for any Help