unidentified xp.. (I'm lame)

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  1. siccnezz

    siccnezz Registered Member

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    hello.. i just wanted to try ms vista, but i dont want to delete xp. so i want to install vista on another disk, but.. i installed acronis disk director 10 and os selector too.. but i cannot see xp in os selector.. i tried everything, i also tried to edit bootwiz.oss file, but nothing happened..
    i got 2 discs

    disc A is split on 2 partitions (C: & D:)
    disc B is split on 2 partitions (H: & I:)
    Win XP is installed on C:

    and i want to split I: on two partitions (I: & K:) and install Vista on K:..
    ok i can split disk, but that's all.. i'm not it expert or something, so I don't know, where is problem..
    when it asks for restart, i press ok. os selector load, but there are 3 Unknown Systems..

    this is bootwiz.oss file, which is on C: partition..

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
    <bootwiz>
    	<disks>
    		<id2043820493 bios_num="128" crc="117210240" real_bios_num="128" serial="16432" size="234441647" />
    		<id2325821590 bios_num="129" crc="381467877" real_bios_num="129" serial="60842" size="625142447" />
    	</disks>
    	<cds>
    		<cd id="3753957214" md5_summ="8795ad944336a81f66897a21674787ac" />
    	</cds>
    	<partitions>
    		<id844036847 begin="63" crc="48945" disk="2043820493" fs="ntfs" number="1" serial="b5844530b545302e" size="117210177" type="7" />
    		<id806167909 begin="117210303" crc="10528" disk="2043820493" fs="ntfs" number="5" serial="bc72aaf483aaf448" size="117210177" type="7" />
    		<id3273735975 begin="63" crc="10528" disk="2325821590" fs="ntfs" number="1" serial="1e23c03040c0301c" size="319484592" type="7" />
    		<id1052505860 begin="319484655" crc="54011" disk="2325821590" fs="ntfs" number="2" serial="60df59e56fe5f475" size="209728575" type="7" />
    		<id2024181872 begin="529213230" crc="54011" disk="2325821590" fs="ntfs" number="3" serial="9c3fe8e6fd31a4ed" size="95924115" type="7" />
    	</partitions>
    	<oses>
    		<id2518032854 boot_as_ms71="1" boot_as_os2="0" boot_cd_entry="0" hidden="1" icon="icon_boot_floppy" language="" lba="1" letter="65" name_template="Boot from floppy %o" nthide="0" os_type="floppy" use_manual_disks_order="0" write_boot="0">
    			<partitions>
    				<id844036847 active="1" />
    				<id3273735975 active="1" />
    			</partitions>
    		</id2518032854>
    		<id3601505210 boot_as_ms71="0" boot_as_os2="0" boot_cd="3753957214" boot_cd_entry="0" icon="icon_sys_unknown" language="" lba="1" locked="1" name_template="Boot from CD" nthide="0" os_type="cd" use_manual_disks_order="0" write_boot="0">
    			<partitions>
    				<id844036847 active="1" />
    				<id3273735975 active="1" />
    			</partitions>
    		</id3601505210>
    		<id2333315866 boot_as_ms71="0" boot_as_os2="0" boot_cd_entry="0" boot_partition="844036847" bootname="bootsect.sys" icon="icon_sys_unknown" language="" lba="0" name_template="%n%l %l(%ll%l)" nthide="0" os_type="unknown" use_manual_disks_order="0" write_boot="1">
    			<partitions>
    				<id844036847 active="1" />
    				<id3273735975 active="1" />
    			</partitions>
    		</id2333315866>
    		<id1564706684 boot_as_ms71="0" boot_as_os2="0" boot_cd_entry="0" boot_partition="806167909" bootname="bootsect.sys" icon="icon_sys_unknown" language="" lba="0" name_template="%n%l %l(%ll%l) (2)" nthide="0" os_type="unknown" use_manual_disks_order="0" write_boot="1">
    			<partitions>
    				<id844036847 active="1" />
    				<id3273735975 active="1" />
    			</partitions>
    		</id1564706684>
    		<id789714192 boot_as_ms71="0" boot_as_os2="0" boot_cd_entry="0" boot_partition="3273735975" bootname="bootsect.sys" icon="icon_sys_unknown" language="" lba="0" name_template="%n%l %l(%ll%l) (3)" nthide="0" os_type="unknown" use_manual_disks_order="0" write_boot="1">
    			<partitions>
    				<id844036847 active="1" />
    				<id3273735975 active="1" />
    			</partitions>
    		</id789714192>
    	</oses>
    	<checkfiles>
    		<checkfile crc="0" name="io.sys" partition="844036847" size="0" />
    		<checkfile crc="20114" name="ntldr" partition="844036847" size="250048" />
    		<checkfile crc="11513" name="boot.ini" partition="844036847" size="211" />
    	</checkfiles>
    	<bootmgr default_os="789714192" disks_order_feature="1" protect_folders="1" />
    </bootwiz>
     
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  2. MudCrab

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    Does the first Unknown menu entry boot into XP?

    Is Vista currently installed or is XP the only OS installed at this point?

    Did you install OSS from XP or from the DD CD?
     
  3. siccnezz

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    xp boots only when i disable oss. no, vista isn't installed.. and i installed it from xp.
     
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    Since only XP is installed, only the first "unknown" entry is correct.

    This thread outlines the basic changes necessary: Windows XP detected as "Unknown"

    Read through it and post back with what you've tried (you said you tried to edit the BOOTWIZ.OSS file).

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    Was XP installed on the computer using an XP installation CD or was it an OEM installation ("brand name" computer, came installed, etc.)?
     
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    no.. even if xp is only os right now, i cannot boot it from oss..
    and xp was installed from original cd, it's win xp home sp2..

    ok, i try to read that thread..
     
  6. siccnezz

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    it's ok now. i just installed vista on another partition with no oss or something.. but it's funny, because vista is on K: and when i boot into vista, it shows that vista is on C:... but i don't care, everything works..
    thanks for support MudCrab..

    if you want, you can delete it..
     
  7. MudCrab

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    Vista seems to default to assigning the C: drive letter to its partition. XP would usually do this if the partition existed at the time of installation, but if you created it using the installer, the XP partition would be assigned a drive letter after any already assigned drives (the XP partition might be E: or F:, for example).

    Since you have Vista on the other internal drive, are you using the BIOS to change which drive boots (the XP drive or the Vista drive) or are you using Vista's boot manager (selecting between Vista and XP at startup)?
     
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    i just executed oss and it shows vista and xp, hehe.. so maybe i try to boot it from oss.. ehm, is there some way to disable vista's boot manager? because when oss load, i select xp to boot, vista's manager still loads..
     
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  9. MudCrab

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    If XP was already on the computer and you installed Vista normally, then Vista is booting from the XP partition (you can verify this in Disk Management - the "Boot" partition).

    Done this way, it requires boot repairs and possibly other "tweaks" to get them separated. If one is going to use OSS (or any third-party boot manager), I recommend avoiding getting any Windows boot manager involved in the multi-boot setup than to try and "fix" it afterwards.
     
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