John Barnes
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Re: Triple Boot
Posted: 07-08-2007, 04:53 PM
Glad it works. You can add your other systems to the Vista Boot using
EasyBCD or VistaBootPro. Personally I prefer EasyBCD. Add legacy drives as
necessary.


"Dakkota" <Dakkota@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Vista operational, thanks John!
> --
> Dakkota
>
>
> "Dakkota" wrote:
>
>> I do know how to set disk 1 as the the first sata master in my bios, I'm
>> there now, but I don't know how to set a particular partition active
>> within
>> that except back in windows. According to the bios I have 4 Sata masters,
>> the
>> first one is where vista is , on the 3rd partition, but if i set it
>> primary
>> within windows, it makes all 3 within that extended partition active. But
>> you
>> were right John, having set that extended partition active, I reloaded
>> Vista,
>> now at restart, no disk read error, it just sits at a blinking white
>> line.
>> Does this go back to the old primary must be within 1066 cylinders of the
>> start of the HD thing?
>> I did not have to do a backup this time, went into Acronis from boot disk
>> and reset Vista partition to logical, alls well, will try again and
>> format
>> like you said.
>> --
>> Dakkota
>>
>>
>> "Dakkota" wrote:
>>
>> > Thx for the replies, from what I know the last operating system in
>> > controls
>> > boot priority, so my disk 1 has right now the boot system { c }, and 2
>> > partitions away the spot I made room for Vista (34 gigs), wouldn't
>> > that,
>> > Vista become the boot prioity when installed? I have made it a Primary
>> > Partition, but when I am going through the Vista install and it asks
>> > where to
>> > install it shows it as logical. By the way I have 2 harddisks, each a
>> > 300 gig
>> > Maxtor 7200rpm, Sata.
>> > So, maybe my question is, how do I set it as system partition when
>> > there is
>> > no system on it yet?
>> > Thanks in advance.
>> > --
>> > Dakkota
>> >
>> >
>> > "John Barnes" wrote:
>> >
>> > > Personally, I would set the partition you are installing Vista on as
>> > > your
>> > > system partition (first HD in boot priority and the active
>> > > partition).
>> > > This should have the added safety measure of being able to just reset
>> > > your
>> > > current system boot priority and active partition if something goes
>> > > wrong,
>> > > and you don't have to be concerned with restoring. Nice that you are
>> > > wise
>> > > enough to have your backup. Acronis works well :-)
>> > >
>> > > "Dakkota" <Dakkota@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > > news:C9F2457C-A324-4F7D-BFAE-28DA143864BD@microsoft.com...
>> > > > Hi, yes another multiboot question. I currently have 2 XP install
>> > > > on 2
>> > > > hardrives with 8 partitions, I want to add Vista so I cleared out a
>> > > > few
>> > > > partitions on the first drive formatted and went to install Vista
>> > > > from an
>> > > > OEM
>> > > > disk from Newegg.
>> > > > All was well, I pointed it to the partition I wanted to use and it
>> > > > slid
>> > > > in,
>> > > > when at the end of the installation program it rebooted that was
>> > > > all
>> > > > folks!
>> > > > The computer went past the bootup stuff and all I got was hardrive
>> > > > read
>> > > > error
>> > > > or something close to that, I tried repair within Vista, and also
>> > > > within
>> > > > XP
>> > > > repair console..fixboot...,nothing.
>> > > > I forgot to tell you that after building many computers I am a
>> > > > religous
>> > > > believer in external hardrive backup, I use Acronis. First I went
>> > > > into
>> > > > Disk
>> > > > Management and found that C drive had corrupted files, next went to
>> > > > the
>> > > > Image
>> > > > program and reimaged C, now the computer boots and works normally
>> > > > again. I
>> > > > would like to install Vista, but someone must have encountered this
>> > > > and
>> > > > maybe
>> > > > could point out what I am doing wrong.
>> > > > --
>> > > > Dakkota
>> > >
>> > >
 
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