Windows Vista Dual Booting Vista and XP Problem


Joined
May 27, 2007
Messages
2,534
Reaction score
0
Big Problem

Hello all,


I have run into a very big problem. I have Windows Vista Home Premuim 64bit, and some of my games don't work in it so I tried to download a free parttion program so that I can put XP on one parttion and have Vista on the other however I was unable to find a free program to do this. So I have another Hard drive in my pc, I formatted this one and installed Windows XP on to it. But I am unable to get the computer to boot up from the vista drive anymore I have checked BIOS setttings and removed the XP hard drive and when the computer trys to boot from the Vista drive I gat Disk boot faulure. I was wondering if anyone knows how to get back into Vista with out the need to format everything and start all over again? I have even removed the XP drive and the computer still wont boot from the Vista drive.


I would be most grateful for any support that you can offer me to sort this problem out.


Many Thanks,

Wiz
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
May 27, 2007
Messages
2,534
Reaction score
0
Hi Ian,

Thanks for your reply.

However I am now in the process of formatting the vista drive it was poper missed up. I could not even do a quick format on it. or in any other programs so I am now doing a full format on it. But its taking for ever cos its a 400gb hard drive. :wall: Once this is done I will reinstall Vista on it. Vista had become unstable anyway so I thought that it would also be a good idea to start again. Once vista is installed I am going to split the drive to have it dual boot with cp and vista on it, so I can play Tomb Raider Legend in XP becuas it won't work in vista.


Was wondering if anyone else here has had any-problems with Vista and Tomb Raider not working on it?


Any advice most welcome, thank you.

Wiz
 

Adywebb

Growing old....
Moderator
Joined
Jan 1, 2005
Messages
5,450
Reaction score
11
You don't need a partition program as DISKPART on the Vista CD can do it for you
nod.gif


As Ian says you need to modify the Vista Bootloader after adding another OS - its a shame you have now removed XP as this boot problem could have been rectified easily, it may be now that you have removed XP again that you have gone beyond a simple repair :(

I have Vista 64Bit and XP dual booting fine on the same drive - I used a free utility called EasyBCD to modify the Vista bootloader once completed.

Two good illustrated tutorials are available to do a dual boot XP with Vista either way:

Dual boot Vista and XP - (XP installed first)

Dual Boot Vista and XP - (Vista installed first)


user.gif


Edit: I have moved this thread to the Vista section and changed the title as I think this will be useful for others looking at doing this.
 
Joined
May 27, 2007
Messages
2,534
Reaction score
0
Hi Ady,

Thanks for your reply.

I am going to to do a Vista install and then create a partition through diskpart on the same drive as Vista. Then install XP using the links that you have provided me. I never knew that Vista had a program in it allready to partition the hdd :blush:


Does anyone else play Tomb Raider Legend here in Vista 64bit?

I would just like to say a big thank you, to everyone for all your support that you have put into this theard.


Many thanks,

Wiz
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
May 27, 2007
Messages
2,534
Reaction score
0
Hello,

Just a quick feedback to the problem that I was having I have now carried out all these steps and I now have my dual boot up and running with xp and vista on the same drive.

I would like to say again a big thank you for all your help.


Thanks,

Wiz
 
Ad

Advertisements


Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Similar Threads

Windows XP XP Boot problems+more 1
Windows Vista XP and Vista DUAL BOOT? 1
Windows Vista Problem in Dual boot Vista and XP 0
Dual boot xp prof / vista RC1 installation 2
Windows XP Boot Problem 1
Windows XP help with xp repair install stalling 0
Dual boot installation of XP Profesional / VIsta RC1 3
Remove Xp from dual boot with vista 4

Top