Vista-Xp dual boot

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by gosat13, Jun 7, 2007.

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  1. gosat13

    gosat13 Registered Member

    Jun 7, 2007
    Installed Vista Ultimate> XP Pro > OS Selector > Suse 10.1 Linux in separate partitions

    Os selector is booting fine,but after selecting an OS to boot (Vista or XP only,Linux boots straight),am presented with another Windows dual boot:
    Vista and XP.
    So i have to select again and boot.
    How can I eliminate this ?
    Thank you
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

    Nov 3, 2006
    Vista and XP are probably using Vista's bootloader and OSS is starting the bootloader instead of the actual OS.

    Unfortunately, as far as I know, the only way to resolve this problem is to reinstall Vista and XP and make sure they are isolated from each other.

    You would need to reformat the Vista and XP partitions to empty them. (Make sure you backup any files you want to keep.) The Suse partitions should be fine if left on the drive.

    Install Vista, then install OSS (in the OSS Vista menu item properties, mark the XP partition as hidden), then setup the partition for XP (make it active and hide the Vista partition) and install XP.

    After this, OSS should have them separated and they should boot directly.

    The key is to make sure they can't see each other when they are installed, otherwise they mingle bootloaders.
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