<<One area I got confused on was selecting Logical or active drive ( I choose active as the description seemed to sound correct).>>
I don't use the software mentioned...but the choices should have been either logical or primary. The active partition on a single hard drive is always the partition where the running O/S is (normally C:), http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/a/activepa.htm
I think maybe they used "active" to mean bootable, just guessing.
Anyway, you did not want logical
I am trying not to be confusing, so bear with me.
If you have two partitions on a hard drive...and each partition contains a bootable operating system...each will be C and some other letter. It depends on which one you boot into
If I have XP on my first partition and Vista on my second...and all is set up as it should be...when I boot into XP, it will be C: and the Vista drive will be some other letter. When I boot into Vista, it will become C: and the XP partition will have a different drive letter. I've tried this and that's what I saw on this system.
I can't tell you what went wrong, if anything. At least, not up to that point.
You should not have installed XP on the second partition...the general rule is to install the older/oldest operating system first, when multibooting. XP should be on your first partition, followed by the install of Vista on your second partition.
There is a guide for installing XP after Vista is installed, http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_vista_a...ystep_guide.htm
Guide for installing Vista after XP: http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vista_wi...screenshots.htm
If it were me, I would just delete both partitions and start anew, doing the XP install first. Seems to be a bit simpler. Like many things in computing, there are various ways to arrive at the same end.