Hope someone can help. I've spent three days trying to figure out this software. I thought by purchasing DualbootPro 1.1 that it would be easy and automated. I was wrong! stupid me.
I am trying to dualboot Windows 7/64 bit and Windows XP Pro 64 bit. Windows 7 is on a 80 gig Intel (SSD) on drive C: (shown on Disk Management) connected to Intel's SATA2 ICH10R controller on the main motherboard, and two SATA2 HD's on Raid0 drive E: (shown in Disk Management) connected to the main Gigabyte motherboard SATA2 controller and it boots fine.
Window XP64 is installed on a 1TB HD(SATA2) drive F: (shown on Disk Management) and it dosn't boot. This drive is connected to the Intel SATA2 ICH10R controller on the motherboard. All current Intel SATA drivers are up to date and installed on both OS's. The only SATA2 drivers not installed on the XP drive are the Gigabyte's drivers, since I don't want the Raid0 drive to show up in XP.
I do have the menu with both OS at restart/boot-up, however when selecting window XP, it fails to boot. The error I get is:
"Invalid Boot.ini file
Booting from C:\windows\
And now all of a sudden, I can't boot to WinXP via the bios priority change anymore. The error I get is this:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing:
Please re-install a copy of the above file
I tried lots of different ways to get this to work from searching these forms, maybe I messed something up.
The steps I took when I started with unscucssesful results were
Note: Windows 7 was already installed on my PC;
1)Purchased DualbootPro 1.1
2) Installed it in Windows 7 and backed up the BCD
3) Added new HD to my PC,
4) Installed WINXP64 into new HD, but unplugged my Windows 7 drive as well as my Raid0 drives so I wouldn't fubar them.
5) WINXP booted fine, installed all WinXP updates.
6) Re-connected win 7 drive and Raid0 drives and booted to windows 7
7) Loaded up DualbootPro to configure the dual boot process and made the required selections as per instruction..see screen shots
8) Made changes to both boot.ini files in Win 7 and winxp to match what disk mamangement shows.
I hope this is enough info, if not, please let me know.