How move Vista boot MANAGER?


K

Kris

I ran XP, I installed Vista to the next partition, I want to eliminate XP,
but the Vista boot MANAGER is on the XP partition. I tried hiding the XP
partition, booting the Vista CD and doing a repair (twice) but when it
boots, it tells me NTLDR is missing.
 
J

Jawade

I ran XP, I installed Vista to the next partition, I want to eliminate XP,
but the Vista boot MANAGER is on the XP partition. I tried hiding the XP
partition, booting the Vista CD and doing a repair (twice) but when it
boots, it tells me NTLDR is missing.
Put the bootfiles from Vista at the Vista-partition and set the
bootindicator in the MBR at the Vista-partition.
 
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K

Kris

Well, they all look very interesting and I had high hopes for /fixboot, but
even after all that, the boot MANAGER is still on D (the XP partition) -
even when that partition has been deleted. And the last time I booted into
the Vista CD, it couldn't find Vista at all. If I put XP back in, it boots
just fine.

I know of no other way than to completely re-install Vista withoug XP
present on the system - what a pain. Should have done that initially and
used a 3rd party booter.
 
J

Jawade

With a diskeditor you can set the bootindicator at the Vista-partition.
The location for the first partition is 0x01BE and for the second
0x01CE, active is the value 0x80.
 
J

Jawade

Well, they all look very interesting and I had high hopes for /fixboot, but
even after all that, the boot MANAGER is still on D (the XP partition) -
even when that partition has been deleted. And the last time I booted into
the Vista CD, it couldn't find Vista at all. If I put XP back in, it boots
just fine.

I know of no other way than to completely re-install Vista withoug XP
present on the system - what a pain. Should have done that initially and
used a 3rd party booter.
My bootmanager HWBOOT can help you too. It sets the bootindicator
at the partition of your choice. Even if you remove the bootmanager,
the choosen partition stays active.
 
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A

AJR

Boot.ini on the XP partition "refers" to the boot manager when Vista is
selected via the dual boot menu..
If not familiar with BCDedit consider a third party boot utility such a
VistaBootPro to provide for booting ditectly into Vista,
 
K

Kris

My bootmanager HWBOOT can help you too. It sets the bootindicator
at the partition of your choice. Even if you remove the bootmanager,
the choosen partition stays active.
Thanks for your help, but it's not the boot indicator that is causing me
problems. The Vista BCD points to the XP partition for Windows boot
manager and windows memory testor, and I know of no way to change those
silly settings inside the BCD. I have 2 BCD editors and they only allow me
to change the location of the boot loader. So no matter what I do, when I
take the XP partition away, Vista can't boot.
 
J

Jawade

Thanks for your help, but it's not the boot indicator that is causing me
problems. The Vista BCD points to the XP partition for Windows boot
manager and windows memory testor, and I know of no way to change those
silly settings inside the BCD. I have 2 BCD editors and they only allow me
to change the location of the boot loader. So no matter what I do, when I
take the XP partition away, Vista can't boot.
The reason is really that the bootindicator points to your old XP
partition. Believe it or not, if you change the bootindicator,
your ptoblem is over. The bootindicator sends 'him' to the
partition where he starts from.
 
K

Kris

The reason is really that the bootindicator points to your old XP
partition. Believe it or not, if you change the bootindicator,
your ptoblem is over. The bootindicator sends 'him' to the
partition where he starts from.
Even when the partition is not there - erased? removed from the partition
table?

In any case, I've played with it enough. I'm part way in to a full
re-install. Thanks for your time.
 
J

Jawade

Even when the partition is not there - erased? removed from the partition
table?
I think it, yes. Or the bootindicator wiil even removed.
In any case, I've played with it enough. I'm part way in to a full
re-install. Thanks for your time.
Changing the bootindicator can help you, but do what you like.
 
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K

Kris

I think it, yes. Or the bootindicator wiil even removed.

Changing the bootindicator can help you, but do what you like.
I did look for your program, but couldn't find it. Provbably didn't look
far enough. I do appreciate your help and time on this. Sorry I didn't
understand.....

I am up on the new full install now, with no XP.

Thanks again.
 

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