Adding an existing OS on 2nd drive using DDS/OS Selector

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by yozzer, Oct 31, 2005.

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  1. yozzer

    yozzer Registered Member

    Oct 31, 2005

    I have a strange issue (maybe my fault) with trying to get DDS to see a 2nd OS (for dual boot).

    Basically I had XP installed on a small SFF PC and decided to convert it into a media center pc. Not wanting to lose all my data I surmised that buying a new HDD and installing the MCE OS on that would be fine - I could then dual boot.

    Now this is the part where I think I messed up :)

    Because the system was a SFF (like a Shuttle) I couldn't fit two drives in without 3.5>5.25 brackets (I had none) so I decided to simply take out the existing drive and start fresh with a new one - the new OS installed fine. Eventually I got the bracket and thought I could simply re-add the original drive as master and use DDS' OS selector to create a dual boot option - however the OS selector boots the master (original drive) fine but doesn't see the 2nd OS installed on the 2nd drive.

    Having no idea on what I need to do with boot.ini (or similar) the only way I can boot the new OS is to disconnect the master drive and reboot machine.

    Any suggestion on how I can get DDS to add the second OS?

  2. desumon

    desumon Registered Member

    Oct 28, 2005
  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Yozzer,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis Disk Management Software.

    Could you please download Acronis Report utility available at and run it, create a report and send it to us? This would provide us with detailed information on the hard disk partition structure.

    Please collect the information requested above and contact us from our web-site: . Please don't forget to send the link to this thread along with gathered information. This would allow us to investigate the problem and help you with the solution.

    We need the above requested information in order to provide you with the complete instructions on how to resolve this issue. These instructions may vary on different systems.

    Thank you.
    Semyonov Vasily
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