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Vista/Win 7 Dual Boot Problem

Postby craigtm » Sat May 22, 2010 1:21 pm

Vista is installed on an IDE master drive,and Win 7 on an SATA drive. When I boot I get a "Boot disk failure,insert system disk and press enter" message. When I do this the Windows Manager loads and I can boot to either OS normally.When I try to boot with the Win 7 drive disconnected I get the same message and and must insert the disk to boot. I have tried all the standard repair methods to no avail. I used Dual-Boot Pro to reinstall BCD to the Vista drive but no luck with that either. Disk info shows the Vista partition as "System,Boot,etc" but the Win 7 partition shows only as Primary.Should both drives show as System? Is this a hardware problem as Microsoft support says? Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Vista/Win 7 Dual Boot Problem

Postby shreader » Sat May 22, 2010 1:32 pm

You most probably have to set the SATA drive as a IDE drive in your BIOS & just leave them both plugged in.

Why are you disconnecting the Windows 7 (SATA) drive BTW?