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Windows Vista + XP in two disks

by dinko11 / December 15, 2008 2:21 AM PST


I have a harddisk that I installed Windows Vista SP1 on it.
Two weeks later I added another (seperate) hard disk that already has windows XP installed.
I used disk manager of vista to change letter of Disk #1 C:\ to O:\ so now my computer has

C:\ Disk#1 (Bootable to Vista)
O:\ Disk#2 (Bootable to XP)

Now I want to have the selection to boot to XP if I Want, so I used EasyBCD and I created
a new entry and here's my bcdedit:

Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {058880e5-c74b-11dd-aa25-fc6be57d26e3}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 10

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Microsoft Windows Vista
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {058880e5-c74b-11dd-aa25-fc6be57d26e3}
nx OptIn
numproc 2
detecthal No
usefirmwarepcisettings No

Windows Legacy OS Loader
identifier {ntldr}
device partition=O:
path \ntldr
description Windows XP

But when I tried to boot with Windows xP, computer automatically reboots without a warning message.
The Disk #2 is 100% bootable, because I removed the SATA cable from Disk #1 and the system booted on XP.

Any idea how to fix this?


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by Sovereign Forum moderator / December 15, 2008 3:04 AM PST

Did you install Windows XP from that computer or another computer?


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by dinko11 / December 15, 2008 5:44 PM PST
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as I said I put the disk that already had Windows XP. So it was already installed. It was on the same machine but months ago. But it was long time ago before I install Vista.

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