How to get The Boot Manager back
Posted 18 October 2006 - 04:58 PM
Posted 18 October 2006 - 08:40 PM
Windows XP uses the boot.ini file to boot the operating system...Vista uses a bootloader. Very different approaches to the boot instructions. Right now you are using XP's boot.ini and this will have to be replaced with Vista's bootloader...this is usually done during the installation.
Try this Repair to Vista and see if the "boot manager" returns.
Posted 19 October 2006 - 05:28 AM
Edited by Drumbum667, 19 October 2006 - 02:32 PM.
Posted 19 October 2006 - 04:20 PM
Vista BootPRO should allow you to edit the BCD and add the XP installation.
Posted 19 October 2006 - 05:09 PM
Edited by Drumbum667, 19 October 2006 - 05:17 PM.
Posted 19 October 2006 - 05:15 PM
Posted 19 October 2006 - 05:29 PM
What do you see in the OS list: window?
Posted 19 October 2006 - 05:50 PM
Most don't...it's a beta and it's brand new. The only other way to do this is with command prompt and that is quite complicated. I'm learning this app as we go, so you are my eyes as we do this.
I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO USE THIS PROGRAM
Tick the box next to "Add new operating system entry" and then tick the button next to "Windows Legacy".
In the text box, type WINDOWS XP Home Edition (or Windows XP Professional if that's what you have installed).
Select the drive letter the XP installation is on.
Set the boot delay to at least 5 seconds.
Click on "Manage OS Entries" again. Is the XP installation now listed?
Edited by wannabe1, 19 October 2006 - 05:50 PM.
Posted 19 October 2006 - 06:24 PM
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