Multi Boot problems


M

Mike K

Oh Wise Ones,
My Dell came with Vista (dual 320GB drives). I partitioned
50GB for Windows 7. Dual boot- no problems. Then I added an additional 1.5TB
drive for XP (for legacy games) . I partitioned the whole 1.5TB for XP and
installed my XP Pro. Now when I boot, it boots up directly into XP. So I
figured I needed a seperate boot manager. I installed a manager and it sees
my other drives/os's. But when I selected either one of them for bootup, I
got a MBR missing error. What am I missing? The other drives appear
untouched, read and write capable, but not bootable.

Thanks,
Mike
 
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Al

Mike - number one rule - always install the "earliest" Windows
version first - in your case order would be -XP, Vista, Win 7.

Google or Bing for "VistaBootPro" - an utility that will provide a
solution.

BTW - consider Windows Virtual PC and Win XP Mode for Win 7.
 
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ichase

Mike - number one rule - always install the "earliest" Windows
version first - in your case order would be -XP, Vista, Win 7.

No, fist rule is to buy some decent software to make your life easier
so you don't have to bother installing in ANY order.
 

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