Re: problems Dual Booting XP32 & XP64

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Andy, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Andy

    Andy Guest

    Change rdisk(), not disk(0).

    On Tue, 09 Dec 2008 16:20:22 -0500, rootworker <>
    wrote:

    >Well, still messing with the boot issue (I still have to press F10 and
    >select the drive I want to boot to), but I do have a handle on why my
    >XP63 isn't seeing all of my drives --
    >
    >It seems that Norton GoBack changes the NTFS disk type code from
    >06(hex) to 44(hex) , so instead of showing up as an NTFS disk/volume,
    >they're showing up as a GoBack type.
    >
    >I'm investigating now, but I'm pretty certain GoBack isn't compatible
    >with XP64, so I'm hoping I can remove GoBack from the 32-bit side and
    >it will be smart enought to switch the settings back. Failing that, is
    >there any way to directly manipulate those codes?
    >
    >As far as the actual booting goes, I did try changing the XP64 drive
    >to inactive, but then it wouldn't boot at all, so I switched it back.
    >
    >In my boot.ini, I'n not sure which number to change to identify the
    >disk on which resides the 64-bit OS -- I'm pretty sure my first disk
    >(the XP32 boot) is 0, the big data disk is 1, and the XP64 boot disk
    >is 2. I teried Should I then set up my boot.ini as follows?
    >
    >multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
    >Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
    >multi(0)disk(2)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional
    >x64 Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
    >
    >(I tried than and when I selected XP64 at boot time, it told me that
    >there was no operating system on that disk, but that was while the
    >partition was still marked as inactive.
    >
    >Thanks once again.
    >
    >
    >Joe
    Andy, Dec 10, 2008
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