I had Windows Vista on one hard drive and connected another hard drive on my computer, on which I proceeded to install Vista. Basically, I wanted two HDDs with two different Windows Vistas. The installation went without problems and I did use a different product key. It used to display an OS selection screen before booting which is what I wanted.
Now my problem ... After the last restart which was needed to complete the installation, I didn't get the OS selection screen anymore. Instead, it would directly boot on one of the windows and then lead me to a RECOVERY screen where I could choose to load system recovery, open the command prompt, correct the boot (which tells me I have no errors), etc. I Tried disconnecting the new HDD to see if my computer could boot on the old Windows Vista, without luck. I still get the Recovery screen which has no options working (I tried system restore, fixing the boot, etc).
Did I mess up my windows? When I press F2 (or F8) to choose how I want to boot my Windows, I only get the option to load "Windows Setup [EMS Enabled]". There is no Windows Vista option anymore.
FYI, one HDD is SATA (main one), the other one is IDE. Could this explain why all of this happened?
Thanks guys, any help is appreciated.
Edited by quakergamer, 27 June 2009 - 20:52.