Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass
Can you attach a copy of your disk management window using the snipping tool in Win 7?
It all depends which drive was primary when you installed the other operating system. If you installed Win 7 on a separate drive without changing the drive order in the bios, the boot files for Win 7 may be on the Vista drive. The picture will help clarify that.
EasyBCD should be able to set it up for you, but if not you might join their forum and download EasyBCD 2.0 beta, which seems to work better in Win 7.
I do not know exactly what F12 does.
here are the disk management snips...
I had VISTA installed on mt 1TB drive, removed 1TB drive and installed clean 160G drive and format/install Windows 7. Boots/runs OK.
reinstall 1TB drive and set at first boot drive.
F12 opens the boot order util that allows selection of which HDD to boot from.
I can select/boot from either my 1TB (VISTA) or the 16oG (Windows 7) drive this way.
Wanting to make it easy I installed BCD onto the VISTA drive and I cannot get the Windows 7 drive to boot when selected in the boot menu created by BCD.
I have posted over there at NeoSmart forums but no answer there so thought I'd see if someone here had ideas...
I dont have to use BCD but as I will have a MAC OS (Snow leopard) HDD shortly and possibly a Ubuntu HDD in the future I thought it might be a clean way to multi boot my system.