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#1 Caspersim

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 10:57 AM

I have two 250 GB HDD's, one with Xp pro on it and another one with Vista Ultimate on it. Xp was installed first, then Vista, I then removed xp and put it back on. Each on its own HDD. I am looking at deleting XP completely and removing that HDD. The problem that I am having is that it seems that the boot loaders are on the xp HDD. When I disconnect the XP HDD it wont boot, when I disconnect the vista HDD it boots fine into XP.
I have tried (with XP HDD unplugged) to boot Vista cd and repair start up options but it fails to repair. I have EasyBCD and tried to rewrite the MBR (Vista) but that didnt work either. Unfortunately I have very limited skill in command line, so I'm useless to try alone.
How do I move the MBR to my Vista HDD?

Thank you for your time.

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 11:35 AM

Some ideas at http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=h...mp;aq=f&oq=

I have Vista but I haven't installed it and have no experiece with it.

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 12:19 PM

I followed a couple of guides and found no solution. I think its a bigger problem. With the Xp hdd unplugged i get this error message.

WINDOWS FAILED TO START. A RECENT HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE CHANGE MIGHT BE THE
CAUSE
FILE: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WINLOAD.EXE
STATUS: 0XC000000E
INFO: THE SELECTED ENTRY COULD NOT BE LOADED BECAUSE THE APPLICATION
IS MISSING OR CORRUPT

google that and I get a wide range of answers that dont seem to work.

So......with both HDD's plugged in Vista works fine, but unplug the xp HDD and Vista doesnt boot. What gives? Bleeping Computer!
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Posted 19 September 2008 - 12:53 PM

Well...if I were you, I'd just go to the Recovery Console and run a command like boocfg /rebuild. With only the Vista drive attached, of course.

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000648.htm

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 02:07 PM

Tried the recovery console, it didnt work. Reinstalling Vista would probably work to fix the winload.exe......but I dont really want to do that. unless I can keep my complete desktop.

Edited by Caspersim, 19 September 2008 - 02:08 PM.

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