hey .. i installed WinXP over WINdows VISTA on ma toshiba laptop,which had only a single partition. I did this without Disk shrinking . There wasnt any problem as such during installation. I booted the Lappy from XP installation CD . It only asked once that there is already a folder named WINDOWS do u want to overwrite it or use another folder in the same DRIVE . I opted for the 2nd option and gave this new folder, a new name - WINXP .
The installation was complete and nothing was formatted during that .
Now when i start my comp, it boots the WINdows XP . I see all the vista system folders and system file intact. SO vista is still there in PC , but its entry is not in the bootloader.
So i tried making some changes in the boot.ini file for the XP
it looked somewhat like this .. ::
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINXP="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
I jus added another line to this existing file.
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows VISTA"
Actually this is how i used to achieve multiboot option with multiple Windows OS , like XP ,98 , 2000 on same machine .
But this time it is not working for some reason or so .... Again i emphasise that there was no formatting done and vista's WINDOWS folder and system files are still intact .
But i am not able to figure out how to load the lappy wiht Vista.
I ll give a shot with VISTA BOOT PRO 3.3 but if there is any other alternative .. please suggest me .. :)