I am tyring to get dual boot to work using EasyBCD. Tried everything
I can think of and read all the help files but just can't get it to work.
I have XP pro on one HDD and Win 7 on the other. The only way I can
select the desired OS is by
changing the drive order in BIOS. If I set it to boot from the W7
drive then BCD gives me the option of choosing Win7 or XP but only Win7
If I boot from the XP drive then BCD cannot see the W7 one. Sony Desktop PC.
Any suggestions please.
thanks rdave, am having a read but all seems to be stuff I have tried. I have done this successfully on my own machine a while back. The free version claims to work and I am starting to think that the problem is with the BIOS as I can only get one or the other HDD drive to show in the boot order with the dvd's and floppys as alternatives. I cant get both of them to show ie. Seagate as first choice then Western Digital next in my case. I can only change them by making the appropriate one the top one in the Hard drive selection menu, if that makes any sense.
It does as the boot manager you have (EasyBCD) is not set up right or has been changed so that it does not actually manage the boot up options. The boot manager is the first to show after the BIOS checks are finished. That's not working for some reason.
Heavier reading. Possible the link for the last free version of EasyBCD that will do it within the link.
If still not working then it could be a BIOS problem but I doubt it. Easy BCD is only a boot manager after all.
I don't believe this after hours of trying to sort it. All I have done is disable the floppy and now it works perfectly. The power to the floppy drive was disconnected but the data cable still connected which I can only assume was the cause of the problem. Who would have thought that, something learned every day. Thanks for your help.