I have recently installed XP and Vista 2 two partitions on my 250GB hard disk. (disk1). There is no OS on disk 0, it only contains data.
Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
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Disk 0 Online 149 GB 0 B
Disk 1 Online 233 GB 0 B
I have installed vista in Vista (C) and XP in XP (I)
Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
Volume 0 K DVD-ROM 0 B
Volume 1 L Elements + UDF DVD-ROM 1024 KB
Volume 2 D OLD C NTFS Partition 20 GB Healthy
Volume 3 F PROGRAMS NTFS Partition 40 GB Healthy
Volume 4 G GAME SETUPS NTFS Partition 59 GB Healthy
Volume 5 H Empty NTFS Partition 31 GB Healthy
Volume 6 C VISTA NTFS Partition 50 GB Healthy System
Volume 7 I XP NTFS Partition 30 GB Healthy Boot
Volume 8 E SONGS MOVIE NTFS Partition 100 GB Healthy
Volume 9 J VARIOUS NTFS Partition 53 GB Healthy
However, my dual boot.ini file from xp is bit messed up, and I cant boot into vista.
When I select the option to load into vista, then the OS begins to load for 2-4 seconds and then just hangs up. If I make more changes for the entry in vista in the boot.ini file then sometimes I get the message that hal.dll is missing.
These are the contents of my boot.ini file, and and I able to boot into xp just fine, I just need to know the exact entry to boot into vista
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe="VISTA" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
If someone can just tell me what the line for vista should be, then that would help a lot. I have installed vista ultimate edition.