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Multiboot w/ xp, xpx64, server 2003 and vista

Postby Wolfsburg18 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:56 pm

Let me just start out by saying hello and I appreciate all the information over the last 2-3 months about vista that has been posted. Up until this point I have been able to find the answers I need or atleast enough information to get me started on the right path but after installing Vista Business (Education version) I have lost my XP Pro and Server 2003 that I need for school in my multiboot setup.

Currently I have a total of 1.65 Tb of storage and have it all partitioned out on 4 sata 3.0 drives running on a custom build.

I have 3 500gb WD sata 3.0 drives and a 150gb WD Raptor drive.

Before my install of vista business this past saturday I had Xp pro, Xp prox64, server 2003 all running perfect. I was being stupid after reading your forums and figured I would just partition out about 120gb of storage for vista and downloaded it from my schools MSDNAA site. The install went smooth and vista saw all the partitions without problem and loaded up. I quickly installed the Pronetworks Vistabootpro and changed up the names to represent the OS's. After doing all the needed patches on Vista and getting a few extras installed I went to reboot. Now I have completely lost my server 2003 (it is like the partition was wiped) and Xp Pro (ntldr boot).

Any help or ideas of another application would be great. I have no worry about reactivation of vista or any of the OS's as I have the educational keys for them.


Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=D:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {526fd09b-b4f7-11db-9596-0018f393e785}
device partition=E:
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Xp Pro x64
bootdebug No
osdevice partition=E:
systemroot \Windows
nx OptOut
pae ForceDisable
nointegritychecks Yes
vga No
quietboot No
sos No
debug No

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Vista Business
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {63300715-b4fd-11db-868d-84f41fe4d8ab}
nx OptIn
custom:47000005 301989892

Resume from Hibernate
identifier {63300715-b4fd-11db-868d-84f41fe4d8ab}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winresume.exe
description Windows Resume Application
locale en-US
inherit {resumeloadersettings}
filepath \hiberfil.sys
pae Yes
debugoptionenabled No

Windows Memory Tester
identifier {memdiag}
device partition=D:
path \boot\memtest.exe
description Windows Memory Diagnostic
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
badmemoryaccess Yes
custom:47000005 301989892

Windows Legacy OS Loader
identifier {ntldr}
device partition=D:
path \ntldr
description Windows XP Pro

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}

Boot Loader Settings
identifier {bootloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}

Resume Loader Settings
identifier {resumeloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}


I can see not having the identifier and having the device as /ntldr is my problem but the question is what do I need to change to get it all fixxed up. Any help is GREATLY APPRECIATED

Windows Legacy OS Loader
identifier {ntldr}
device partition=D:
path \ntldr
description Windows XP Pro

Also what do I need to change or edit so I can reinstall Server 2003 (I have a class I am taking now)? Do I just drop another drive in my computer that I plug in only for server 2003?
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Postby Grav!ty » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:20 am

Hi Wolfsburg and welcome to PROnetworks. If you run a repair install of one of the "earlier versions of Windows" you'll get the ability to boot into them back.

Then I suggest you make sure you are not installing Vista to the System drive (check in Disk Management to see which is your system drive), and reinstall Vista.

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