Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Dualboot with hibernation

18 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64 RTM / Vista x64 SP2
Dualboot with hibernation


I have two systems on two primary partitions on one HDD with two separated BCDs, one for Vista one for 7 both with only one item, without prompt, the partition of currently not booted OS is hidden, so this works good. Over both BCD stays XOSL on last tiny partition, booted from USB Flash disc when insterted - it has highest priority.

But I have found a problem. When I hibernate one system and power on the laptop again, the XOSL don't appear, and hibernated system resumes automaticaly.

I think the OS must do something with BIOS, because the shortcut for entering BIOS menu is not visible, and BIOS is ignoring the bootable USB Flash, which has highest priority. After resume and reset, everything works as usual and XOSL appears again, so the change is only temporary.
Or can Windows temporary change MBR on USB so it don't call XOSL but BCD of hibernated OS ?

Is there any way to block Windows, telling BIOS to ignore USB/stop Windows editing USB and directly resume OS ?

My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Dualboot with hibernation

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Dualboot with hibernation
Thread Forum
Hibernation issues with Win 7 - no hibernation but goes to login scr General Discussion
Hibernation with dualboot Performance & Maintenance
A special DualBoot - how? Installation & Setup
Solved Cannot renable hibernation. Hibernation not working. Performance & Maintenance
Solved Hibernation after Resuming from Hibernation ? Performance & Maintenance
dualboot Installation & Setup
Dualboot General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:24 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33