Dual Boot Issue with MCE2005 and x64

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Andy Wilbourn, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. I have a machine that came with MCE2005. I installed a second drive and
    installed XP Pro x64. x64 will boot up just fine, but I cannot get MCE2005
    to boot. It has the common problem I have seen in newsgroup if some
    installed in reverse order:
    "Ntoskrnl is missing or corrupted. Please copy to windows root/system32".
    or something like that.

    I have verified the C drive, which has x32 MCE2005, has the ntldr and
    ntdetect.com from the x64. I don't want to make the x64 not work, so what
    should I try next?

    Thanks in advance.
    Andy Wilbourn, Jan 11, 2006
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  2. I really don't get this. When I look at the MCE2005 CD from my MSDN, the
    NTDetect etc are older than the x64.

    Any ideas, anyone?
    Andy Wilbourn, Jan 12, 2006
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  3. Andy Wilbourn

    John Barnes Guest

    You don't provide enough info to analyse. When you say C drive, that
    doesn't mean much. Are you looking from the Disk Management of your new x64
    Do you just have two partitions, one primary partition on each drive. Which
    one shows as your system drive. Do you have any other partitions and what
    and where are they. Which show as active partitions.
    You can in the meantime copy the ntldr and ntdetect.com from the x64 install
    cd to BOTH of your drives. Make sure the boot.ini with both systems
    enumerated therein is also on both drives. See how it boots then. If you
    have problems reverse the boot priority in your BIOS and try again. Let us
    know the results and copy the boot.ini from the system that boots using
    System Properties.
    John Barnes, Jan 12, 2006
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