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Can't figure out DualBootPro

Postby lmgoldin » Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:40 pm

I purchased DualBootPro, but expected it to come with documentation of some kind. If it's there, I've missed it. I have 2 internal hard drives, one has Windows Vista, one has Windows XP. I've run DualBootPro under each of them, and so far I can only dual boot through the BIOS. The DPB menu is there, but it will only boot to Vista. Do you have step-by-step directions?
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Re: Can't figure out DualBootPro

Postby jbullard » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:03 am

Sorry to hear you are having trouble. This particular problem we have run across numerous of times. Depending on the order of OS installation results in different issues. The help documentation provided with DBP is very limited as trying to discuss all the possible outcomes would take forever. We have setup a Guides section that you can browse if you want.

However, what order did you install the operating systems?

Can you also copy/paste the contents of DBP -> Boot Information -> All. This will allow us to see exactly what is going on. The most likely culprit is that XP is not correctly configured in the Bcd store. :yesnod:
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Re: Can't figure out DualBootPro

Postby lmgoldin » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:48 pm

I installed Windows XP as a single drive on my computer, then I removed that drive, installed a new drive, and installed Vista on this drive. I then put the XP drive back in. The BIOS lets me select the priority of boot drive, but I would prefer the ease of using DualBootPro. When I boot with the XP drive as priority in the BIOS, it boots right into XP. When I boot with the Vista drive as priority, it boots with a menu that lists Vista and XP, but it will only boot into Vista.

This is the Boot Information from BDP:
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {9f1cf75f-f2ba-11df-8e76-f1ec85a3a6e1}
displayorder {current}
{351b6621-fd7f-11df-a713-001731b0325d}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Microsoft Windows Vista
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {9f1cf75f-f2ba-11df-8e76-f1ec85a3a6e1}
nx OptIn

Resume from Hibernate
---------------------
identifier {9f1cf75f-f2ba-11df-8e76-f1ec85a3a6e1}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winresume.exe
description Windows Resume Application
locale en-US
inherit {resumeloadersettings}
filedevice partition=C:
filepath \hiberfil.sys
pae Yes
debugoptionenabled No

Windows Memory Tester
---------------------
identifier {memdiag}
device partition=C:
path \boot\memtest.exe
description Windows Memory Diagnostic
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
badmemoryaccess Yes

Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier {351b6621-fd7f-11df-a713-001731b0325d}
device partition=G:
path \ntldr
description Windows XP

EMS Settings
------------
identifier {emssettings}
bootems Yes

Debugger Settings
-----------------
identifier {dbgsettings}
debugtype Serial
debugport 1
baudrate 115200

RAM Defects
-----------
identifier {badmemory}

Global Settings
---------------
identifier {globalsettings}
inherit {dbgsettings}
{emssettings}
{badmemory}

Boot Loader Settings
--------------------
identifier {bootloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}

Resume Loader Settings
----------------------
identifier {resumeloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}


Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: Can't figure out DualBootPro

Postby yeshuas » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:39 pm

Please post a screen shot of your disk management screen with both Harddrives plugged in and let us know what OS you booted into when it was taken, also if it is not evident which disk contains which OS let us know that too
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Re: Can't figure out DualBootPro

Postby lmgoldin » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:42 am

Here is my information again, in case I've made changes since I last posted:

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {9f1cf75f-f2ba-11df-8e76-f1ec85a3a6e1}
displayorder {current}
{351b6621-fd7f-11df-a713-001731b0325d}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

DiskMgmt.JPG
The disk management screen as requested (from Vista)
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Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Microsoft Windows Vista
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {9f1cf75f-f2ba-11df-8e76-f1ec85a3a6e1}
nx OptOut
pae ForceDisable
vga No
quietboot No
sos No
debug No

Resume from Hibernate
---------------------
identifier {9f1cf75f-f2ba-11df-8e76-f1ec85a3a6e1}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winresume.exe
description Windows Resume Application
locale en-US
inherit {resumeloadersettings}
filedevice partition=C:
filepath \hiberfil.sys
pae Yes
debugoptionenabled No

Windows Memory Tester
---------------------
identifier {memdiag}
device partition=C:
path \boot\memtest.exe
description Windows Memory Diagnostic
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
badmemoryaccess Yes

Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier {351b6621-fd7f-11df-a713-001731b0325d}
device partition=G:
path \ntldr
description Windows XP

EMS Settings
------------
identifier {emssettings}
bootems Yes

Debugger Settings
-----------------
identifier {dbgsettings}
debugtype Serial
debugport 1
baudrate 115200

RAM Defects
-----------
identifier {badmemory}

Global Settings
---------------
identifier {globalsettings}
inherit {dbgsettings}
{emssettings}
{badmemory}

Boot Loader Settings
--------------------
identifier {bootloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}

Resume Loader Settings
----------------------
identifier {resumeloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}
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Re: Can't figure out DualBootPro

Postby yeshuas » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:49 am

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Re: Can't figure out DualBootPro

Postby gcramer789 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:16 am

I purchased DualBootPro,But it not working with windows xp.Inform me anyone what can i do?
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Re: Can't figure out DualBootPro

Postby yeshuas » Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:46 pm

gcramer789 wrote:I purchased DualBootPro,But it not working with windows xp.Inform me anyone what can i do?


We need more information as to what problem you are having, what you have tried, how you got to where you are, what other OS's you have installed, what order they were installed etc.
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