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Default Dual Boot Vista and XP with Vista already installed


If you want to install Vista onto an XP computer, try the reverse tutorial: (XP already installed)
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By Krazy ACER on 06-01-2007, 01:10 PM
Default Acer Aspire 3680 Vista Preinstalled

I have an Acer Aspire 3680 with vista preinstalled and Partitions C and D already on my system. C:/ is for vista while D:/ was supposed to be or XP. I installed xp and used Vistaboot Pro to configure the settings, but when I try to run xp from the Vista bootloader it gives me an error like this one:

File: \ntldr
Status: 0xc000000e
Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

And tells me to put in the installlation disk and redo the language settings which I have tried to do twice with no success.
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By DLS1031 on 06-04-2007, 05:12 PM
Cool disappearing bcdedit.exe window

William

I've followed your very well-written process on how to set up a dual boot XP/Vista (vista first) system. The problem is in step 4., Edit boot.ini. When I right click on bcdedit.exe and select Run as Admin, the black dos window fly’s in and out in a flash. It pops up but disappears immediately. What do I do now?
Thanks!
DLS1031
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By Soapy on 06-06-2007, 12:30 PM
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Partition created by Vista disc manager. Labelled E:
When I boot from an XP CD (and I've tried three!) , after initial file installation- about 4 minutes in- I get a blue screen telling me there are no hard drives to be found on my machine.
Which comes as a shock.
The only option is F3 to abandon the install.
Suggestions?
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By necrologyx on 06-06-2007, 06:32 PM
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So i did step one, I have a partition for XP... when I pop the XP CD in to install, it wont see the 60 gigs I left for it, just the vista... in fact, it only sees 130ish gigs of vista... how do I make it see the partition I made for it?!?
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By Unregistered on 06-07-2007, 01:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Soapy View Post
Partition created by Vista disc manager. Labelled E:
When I boot from an XP CD (and I've tried three!) , after initial file installation- about 4 minutes in- I get a blue screen telling me there are no hard drives to be found on my machine.
Which comes as a shock.
The only option is F3 to abandon the install.
Suggestions?
I had the same problem. I had to create a new XP disk using "slipstreaming". Do a google search for "xp slipstream sp2" and that should point you in the right direction. Check out the websites driverpacks.net and nliteos.com for utilities that make it much easier.
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By Unregistered on 06-07-2007, 01:51 AM
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I'm also having trouble.

When I try to enter the command manually I get this error:
"C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit -set {ntldr} device partition=C:
An error occurred while attempting to reference the specified entry.
The system cannot find the file specified."

When I copy and paste from the forum I get this:
"C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit -set {ntldr} device partition=C:
The specified command line is not valid.
Run "bcdedit /?" for command line assistance."

Any ideas?
I had this same problem. I had to create an entry in the bootloader first before setting the options. To create the new entry, use bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Microsoft Windows XP". I was then able to run the commands in the order specified, though the last command to set the description was redundant as I had set it when creating the new entry.
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By Unregistered on 06-07-2007, 01:58 PM
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I had the same problem. I had to create a new XP disk using "slipstreaming". Do a google search for "xp slipstream sp2" and that should point you in the right direction. Check out the websites driverpacks.net and nliteos.com for utilities that make it much easier.
One of the XP discs IS new. Same on all three.
If I hit F6 on booting from the dvd, I get this- "Unable to load support for mass storage device. Currently, setup will load support for (no) mass storage devices.

To specify additional scsi adapters etc, press S.

When I press S- get this- I get the following:

Setup could not find a floppy dive on your machine to load OEM drivers from floppy disks.

Well, no. It doesn't have a cassette tape drive either.

I'll have a look at the sites you mentioned. Thanks.
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By techbunney on 06-08-2007, 05:11 PM
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William,

I am new to syschat and must say I'm impressed with all your knowledge, posting, and willingness to help. We need more people like you!

I have tried following your 4 step process; however my laptop came with software preinstalled. I do not have a vista cd to insert upon startup to enter in all the bcdedit commands. Is there another tool out there that could help me with this? I tried installed easybcd in xp when it came up but it will not even open. Thanks for all your help!!

TB
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By Unregistered on 06-11-2007, 02:05 AM
Smile what if I only have a recovery CD for Vista?

Hello All,
A really useful and informative site

In Page 2 The procedure is to use the Vista CD, But the HP notebook I bought only came with a recovery CD for Vista, can I boot from this recovery DVD? and then proceed to repair volume as outlined? Thanks in advance
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By Ned Erland on 06-11-2007, 11:53 PM
Default Three is a crowd?

Dear William,

Your tutorial has been very helpful and I have been trying to be a good pupil.
After completing al the steps I still haven't succeeded to dual boot Vista and XP.
Maybe I should start by saying that I'm trying it on my Macbook Pro.

I first installed Vista using Bootcamp. This went remarkably smooth! And 'm very pleased with running Vista on my mac. The trouble starts when trying to 'triple' boot with XP. Am I pushing the Mac's Limits?

I'm now actually dealing with 2 problems which if you could only solve one might get me through this sticky phase.

XP's 1st part of the setup goes well [copying files to my 2nd Windows partition, D:].
After the first restart, however, it says: can't find 'hall.dll' in the Windows/system32 folder. When starting up in Vista again, I look for the hall.dll, and this file appears to be in the Windows/system32 folder at both CVista) and DXP) drive!

So I'm not sure why it is complaining about that?

Now my 2nd problem kicks in:
I listed the XP setup as second in the Windows Boot Manager, but my mac keyboard does not seem to respond when the Boot manager window comes up and starts after 7 sec. into Vista again. Weird thing is: sometimes (at random?!) the arrow-down key respons for a split-second, but then the 'enter' does not work, so I'm left to do a hard reset and try again, and again, and again....

If you know how to solve the hall.dll issue, I could list XP as the 1st bootable os, so it will at least finish the XP install.

Thanking you in advance,

Ned
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