I know this is slightly off-off topic, but I was just wondering if any of you had or are planning on setting up a dual boot pc? Many of you are probably planning on sticking with Win XP for a while yet but what if you want to start using Vista aswell? I installed a second hard disk (SATA) into another computer on Sunday night, it has Vista already on it and I want put Win XP on the second disk. I've done this but now I've read that Vista and Win XP can't communicate with each other and the boot procedure has been changed in Vista which makes it slightly more difficult to install a second OS and get it working.
Then I came across a utility called Vista Boot Pro 3.2 and this allows you to make changes not only to Vista's boot file but add the changes to the registry and save them. I have also done this and now I get the two line menu after the computer starts offering both operating systems. The problem I have is that when I select Win XP, it tells me there is a file missing called ntldr and apparently this file is needed to get Win XP working. There is no problem in getting into Vista.
I don't know if ntldr is supposed to be on the Win XP hard disk or on the Vista hard disk, it's just this last piece of the puzzle that needs to be sorted and hopefully it will all fall into place. Any help from you would be gratefully appreciated.