> Hello guys,
> OKay here is the Issue,
> Guys Im using Vista in my C Drive ( HDD1 Partition 1 & active partition
> and I installed this XP x64 on (HDD2 Partition 2) F Drive.
> it doesnt detect my Vista x86 Ultimate, so no dual boot.
> Here is my C:\boot.ini
> [boot loader]
> default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINDOW S
> [operating systems]
> multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windo ws XP Professional
> x64 Edition" /fastdetect /noexecute=alwaysoff
> How can I get my Vista back or Dual boot ?
> pls help me guys.
By installing WinXP after Vista, you destroyed Vista's boot mechanism,
which is completely different from that of earlier operation systems,
and which has no use for the old Boot.ini.
Normally, the older OS must be installed first unless you wish to
acquire and use some 3rd-party partition and boot management utility.
(In which case you have to follow the instructions provided by whatever
3rd party solution you select.) However, this KB Article (not for the
faint of heart or technically-challenged) explains how to repair the
Vista boot process after installing WinXP:
Windows Vista no longer starts after you install an earlier version of
the Windows operating system in a dual-boot configuration
MS-MVP John Barnett's Guide is considerably more user-friendly:
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