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Dual Boot, Windows XP, Windows Vista, IDE and SATA

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Jay88, Mar 16, 2007.

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  1. Jay88

    Jay88 Thread Starter

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    First off, hello :D
    Now for the fun. I've got a new rig I'm building and I want Windows Vista on one of two 300GB HDD's, while I want Windows XP on a RAID 0+1 thats setup on four 250GB SATA drives. I started with vista and then setup the raid 0+1, everything went smooth. I proceeded to install windows xp on the raid, which also went smooth. But I couldn't boot into windows Vista anymore, so i repaired that and now I can't boot into windows XP. Whats goin on?
    Windows XP Pro w/sp2
    Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit
    4GB DDR2 5300 (i think)
    2x 300GB maxtor IDE
    4x 250GB Seagate SATA in raid 0+1 (mirrored + striped)
    Asus M2N4-SLI
    X1300 All in one wonder
    2x DVDRW/CDRW
    What yall think?
     
  2. techy689

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    What is this computer for?
     
  3. Jay88

    Jay88 Thread Starter

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    Fun :D Lots and lots of fun
     
  4. crjdriver

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    Just a guess on my part however I would assume vista setup did not have a driver for your raid array. Because of no driver, it would not "See" the xp install on the array.

    Did you load the driver for the array when you were installing vista on the ide drive?
     
  5. techy689

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    take pictures of your computer and post them... i would like to see how massive this thing is.
     
  6. Jay88

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    Alright lol, I'll show you a few, but you have to promise to not mock the horriable wireing job.
    Any other ideas to fix my problem?
     
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