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Windows vista windows 2003 server dual boot

Q: Windows vista windows 2003 server dual boot

Hi friends,
I have following h/w config:-

ATA 70 GB Hdd
SATA 320GB HDD

I first installed 2003 server on 70 GB hdd and then vista on one partition of 320 GB hdd. When i restart I do not see the os dual boot menu to select from vista/2003 server. Rather, the pc starts with vista.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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A: Windows vista windows 2003 server dual boot

Try running this in vista and use it to add a boot entry for 2003.
http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1
Link at the bottom of the page.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-vista-windows-2003-server-dual-boot.791795/
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A:Dual boot with Windows Server 2003 and Vista leads to no network connectivity

What does Vista Device Manager say - any red/ yellow flags?
Does it show Ethernet connection?
Vista SP2 drivers installed?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/dual-boot-with-windows-server-2003-and-vista-leads-to-no-network-connectivity-555726.html
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A:Windows 2003 Server installation in Dual Boot on already installed Windows 7 Laptop

Couple of things you can do after installing 2003.

Boot from the W7 dvd select repair my computer and do a startup repair, most of the time this fixes the bootloader for W7, but then 2003 may not boot now. So then you need to install a BCD editor software in W7 to get both of them booting properly.

http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1


If startup repair does not get W7 booting again, there are some commands you can do from the W7 recovery environment to get the job done, (boot from the W7 cd, select repair my computer, then command prompt)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-us
.
 

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Should be the same as to Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Install 2003 first. You'll know right away if it can see the HD or if it needs the SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD.

Once it's installed boot WIn7 installer to create the second partition you should leave space for during previous install. It will configure the Dual Boot menu, or else install EasyBCD to 7 to add 2003.

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A:Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003

Hello SMetla, welcome to Seven Forums!



I have no knowledge of 2003 as I've never fooled with it but you may need run startup repairs to get back to Windows 7 after you install 2003 and the startup repairs should add a boot entry to the Windows boot menu; start by having a look through this tutorial but do not change the "System" partition by marking anything as active before you start the installation process.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times


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A:Dual boot windows xp and windows server 2003

Back up Boot.ini file.

You could install windows Xp and then edit/replace the boot.ini file with the one you backed up.
Or once XP is installed you can run a Manulal repair off windows 2003 cd on the boot files.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-boot-windows-xp-and-windows-server-2003.202304/
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A:Dual boot - Vista/Server 2003

Hi-

Is this an install image? If so, it will overwrite Vista's boot loader and render Vista unbootable. Do you have a Vista Install disk or recovery disk? as with that you could use the command prompt to correct the mbr.

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you could use a os selctor like acronis os selector or Use the BCDEdit (Vista/Longhorn) utility or check out www.pro-networks.org
for "Vista Boot Pro 3.3".

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/232608-dual-boot-server-2003-vista-system.html
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no ideas?
 

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A:Cant boot Server 2003 after having installed Windows 7

Just in case it helps, here its my partition map. Although it is Spanish, I guess you can read it

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A:Windows 2003 Server boot problem

Uhm.. Deactivate the hardware RAID?!!! Depending on how far this other guy got, at worst your hard drive contents may have been wiped!

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Boot from the Server 2003 installation disc . . delete all the partitions and create new ones . . then install

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A:Install Windows 2003 Server over Vista

I may not be of much help since I am trying to do the same thing as you. I purchased an HP a64000z, slated to be a computer lab "mule". Came with Vista Basic. I knew better not to attempt to install over Vista directly.

Here are the issues to overcome:
First thing is to obtain the SATA drivers for the motherboard. This is needed for W2003S to be able to recognize the HDD. Vista has the driver, but it's no help when you install a new OS. I am looking for the drivers and will post back when I have some info.

Windows 2003S may have an issue installing SATA drivers if a floppy drive is not present (go figure!). So it might be prudent to install a loose floppy drive just in case before attempting anything.

The best solution might be to create an install CD containing the SATA drivers and update the .INF file to tell W2003S where to find them, but this is kinda involved and I'm trying to stay out of that one.

In any case, good luck and please let me know what you find out, I'll do the same.

"Bugs out-number humans 1,000 to 1"

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The Op seems to have similar problem as me. I just don't get all the follow up instructions in the thread dealing with bootrec since I haven't encountered it before (I think...). Any thoughts?

A:Dual boot windows vista and windows 7 boot error winload.exe

The best way to Dual Boot OS's on separate HD's is to set the preferred OS HD as Primary HD and first HD to boot in BIOS setup, then when needed trigger the other using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.

If this is not desireable, then set Win7 HD as Primary HD and first HD to boot in BIOS setup, install easyBCD to Win7 to add XP.

Before doing this delete any EasyBCD listing for the other HD you've already made in Edit OS Menu tab.

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Hello.Sorry for the delay.Please try this.Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe from Kaspersky's website and not TDSSKiller.zip which appears to be an older version 2.3.2.2 of the tool.Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
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A:install windows 2003 server on vista computer

Hello ldp1010,
Welcome to vista forums!

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Not familiar with that particular brand, but it sounds like you may need extra drivers for your Hard Drive. Have you gone to their website and looked into that?
 

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boot into win7 and move the bootmgr to the win 2008 partition. It will mark that partition active as well.
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

now reboot into win 2008 and situation will be:
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Correct? If so .. now you can remove the win7 partition. And of course update the bootmenu so win7 is not in list anymore

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R2 machines located.

Both Firewalls are disabled.
Windows Server 2003 R2 in Standard Profile.


Tnx 
Rick

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Have a look at this: Dual Boot - Delete a OS

But please follow the steps by the letter, else you may end up with no system at all.

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A:Solved: Difference b/w Windows Server 2003 and Small Business Server 2003

Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server has the following restrictions:
- Only one computer in a domain can be running Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server.
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A:Solved: Difference b/w Windows Server 2003 and Small Business Server 2003

ok i got the answer to this from another source.
 

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Welcome to SevenForums, Darren!

It looks as if you have Windows 7 on a logical drive. While it is possible to boot to Windows on a logical drive, it would require the 100MB system partition Windows 7 creates on installation.

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Did you have both drives installed when you installed each OS?
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It would be useful to know the exact mechanism you used to enact the compression, the extent of what you compressed, as well as the actual error message you now see when trying to boot into Windows.

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This is all you should need to start XP. I suggest lowering the "timeout" to 3 or less. To access your F8 options you should do so immediately after starting the XP-os. (right after this "boot loader" processes.)

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
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A:Dual Boot Vista / Windows 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by BillRob


I have set up Windows 7 to dual boot with my Vista, but can not find a way for W7 to access "My Documents" which are on Vista.
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Regards, Bill.


Hi and welcome

When you attempt to acesss the docs from win 7 what error messages do you get?

Ken J

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hey , ive had no experience with two separate harddrives with two seperate os'es (one on each) but i can tell you in my opinion , creating a partition an using that for another os works well , like i said i cant vouch for two harddrives

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I don't know that particular game.

It appears to be asking you to install Adobe Air in Windows 7.

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A:Windows vista dual boot?

Originally Posted by Kidfork


Ok so my origional operating system was windows 2000? So i partitioned the drive and made room for vista. Installed on that partition and now i dont have an option to boot into 2000. Theres no option to boot into 2000. Any ideas, i tried EasyBCD but i kept getting NTLDR errors?



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Hello,
Start with a hard drive test with SeaTools:
Event[610]:
Log Name: System
Source: disk
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Event ID: 7
Task: N/A
Level: Error
Opcode: N/A
Keyword: Classic
User: N/A
User Name: N/A
Computer: Gordon-PC
Description:
The device, \Device\Harddisk1\DR1, has a bad block.[/code]Also, open a command prompt and run:
Code:
chkdsk /r
Download the latest driver package from ATI's site and install it: support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

You might also run driver verifier: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ed-473665.html

Finally, run the three Prime95 tests: Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95 - Windows 7 Forums

...Summary of the dumps:

Code:

Built by: 6002.18484.amd64fre.vistasp2_gdr.110617-0336
Debug session time: Wed Oct 19 14:08:54.327 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:15:34.703
Probably caused by : pci.sys
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x9F
PROCESS_NAME: System
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x9F_3_atikmdag_IMAGE_pci.sys
BiosReleaseDate = 04/24/2009
SystemProductName = Amilo Desktop PA3415A
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Built by: 6002.18484.amd64fre.vistasp2_gdr.110617-0336
Debug session time: Tue Oct 18 12:49:48.839 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:43:53.246
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x9F
PROCESS_NAME: System
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x9F_3_IMAGE_atikmdag.sys
BiosReleaseDate = 04/24/2009
SystemProductName = Amilo Desktop PA3415A
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Built by: 6002.18484.amd64fre.vistasp2_gdr.110617-0336
Debug session time: Tue Oct 18 04:48:15.881 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:20:00.231
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atapi.sys
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+2ef8a )
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x77_c000000e
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: System
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x77_c000000e_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_+2ef8a
BiosReleaseDate = 04/24/2009
SystemProductName = Amilo Desktop PA3415A
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 6002.18484.amd64fre.vistasp2_gdr.110617-0336
Debug session time: Thu Oct 13 09:55:52.798 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:57:05.434
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Ntfs.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atapi.sys
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+1cf99 )
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x7a_c000000e
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: ccsvchst.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x7a_c000000e_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_+1cf99
BiosReleaseDate = 04/24/2009
SystemProductName = Amilo Desktop PA3415A
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 6002.18484.amd64fre.vistasp2_gdr.110617-0336
Debug session time: Wed Oct 12 09:49:32.884 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:28:08.178
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atapi.sys
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+2ef8a )
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x77_c000000e
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: System
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x77_c000000e_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_+2ef8a
BiosReleaseDate = 04/24/2009
SystemProductName = Amilo Desktop PA3415A
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 6002.18484.amd64fre.vistasp2_gdr.110617-0336
Debug session time: Tue Oct 4 07:04:21.586 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:04:48.106
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