Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Register
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    New to the CF scene
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Exclamation x64 boot problems

    Hello,.. here is my situation..

    I am setting up a dual boot system on a 10,000 rpm WD drive.
    I created 2 partitions and installed x64 (22 gigs) on one partition and xpPRO (13gig) on the other partition.

    I want the (NTLDR ?) boot menu to come up when i start my computer (so that i cant choose which OS) and for x64 to be the 1st option.

    Currently if i press f8 during the Asus flash screen a blue box pops up asking me if i want to boot from my master or slave drive... if i select the slave drive the boot menu will appear asking me which os i want to boot. Both OS's will boot but xpPRO seems a bit unstable when i try to open pro tools LE (which is the only program i want to run on the xpPRO partition).

    If i dont press f8 during the asus spash screen my computer boots from x64 with no boot menu.

    I was looking around in my BIOS (yes i have the newest BIOS and all drivers to my knowledge) and i cant seem to figure it out. I have done this before and it worked properly...

    any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks!


    o.. my setup because some will ask

    amd X2 4400+
    Asus A8N-E
    2 Gigs Corsair Ram
    Ati X850-PE
    WD 10,000 rpm SATA Master
    Seagate 200g 7,200rpm Slave

    sorry- that was too long
    --
    Derek

  • #2
    New to the CF scene
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    my main concern is to have the boot menu come up each time i restart my computer.

  • #3
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Perth Australia
    Posts
    4,073
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 98 Times in 96 Posts
    check your boot.ini (see the contents by running msconfig) on both OS's and edit them to include both options (it sounds like one of them already has 2 entries)

    see this on editing the boot.ini on XP http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=289022

    (I assume by x64 you mean windows XPPRO 64 bit edition, if not and you mean some 64 bit linux (I recommend Ubuntu) its a different matter)
    resistance is...

    MVC is the current buzz in web application architectures. It comes from event-driven desktop application design and doesn't fit into web application design very well. But luckily nobody really knows what MVC means, so we can call our presentation layer separation mechanism MVC and move on. (Rasmus Lerdorf)

  • #4
    New to the CF scene
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    yes.. xp pro 64bit edition

  • #5
    New to the CF scene
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    /*xp 64bit ed*/

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional x64 Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer

    /*xp pro.*/

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    zzzmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional x64 Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

    so a few questions-

    1. can i change both boot.ini's to read like this?

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional x64 Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
    zzzmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

    2. what is this? -> /usepmtimer

    3. does (1)partition(1)
    (1)partition(2)
    (the numbers 1 and 2 that come after partition) select the order of the drives or just the order of each line of code is placed in the .txt file?

    thanks firepages-

  • #6
    New to the CF scene
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    ok.. i changed it to this

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional x64 Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
    zzzmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

    then i reinstalled xp pro..


    i installed some drivers and everthing was great and then i ****ed something up...

    i went system propertives> advanced tab> settings

    at the top of the screen there is an optiong to change default OS.. so i canged it because xp pro was coming up in the boot list ahead of xp pro 64bit and when i resstarted it chenged their order but now xp pro is giving me an error message again.. sigh

    how do i fix this? -both boot.inis appear to be correct- what did i do wrong?


  •  

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •