so I have a system with 2 new vista installs that work perfectly fine. I have it setup to allow you to choose between 64 and 32 bit vista on boot up using the Vista BCD. I have an old XP install that I need to keep around for purposes of compatability and I CANNOT do a OS reinstall on it because I have beta software that is not in circulation that I need to keep and is not easily moved. how do I go about adding this XP install in the BCD. I have downloaded EasyBCD and added it that way but when I select it on boot the machine restarts with no BSoD. from what I can tell it's restarting about the time that it reads the NTLDR or boot.ini file. do I have this setup wrong? do I need to delete the old boot.ini/ntldr files?
The old XP install also will not boot on the system if I boot to the drive alone. it stops as if there is no boot.ini file. I have checked and there is one.
The system is an i7 system with a TB drive for each vista install and a smaller 160 GB sata for the old XP install. the XP install used to be on a IDE drive but I ghosted it over. and I know I ghosted it with the MBR.
Thanks in advance
PS there is an alternative option for me. sort of if someone can help out with it. I can Virtual machine the drive (which works perfectly) but with Virtual box it does not allow 3d hardware acceleration (which I need).
Edited by pr0n, 05 August 2009 - 04:43 PM.