One HD with Vista keeps turning off the HD with XP Home. Tags: Hard Drives Windows Vista HD Windows XP Storage Last response: March 19, 2008 5:34 PM in Storage Share Dunkel March 18, 2008 9:15:42 PM I have searched everywhere and checked all connections. When I run the HD with Vista, the other HD with XP Home powers up and down every 45 seconds - 2 minutes. It's loud, it's annoying, and I need help. I had to unplug the HD to get some peace. It's not the power saving option in Vista. I turned that off. I checked all power and SATA connections. Is there something in BIOS that could be doing it, but only when I'm in Vista? The Vista drive doesn't turn on and off when I'm on the XP HD. That makes me think it's Vista. More about : vista turning home johneng March 19, 2008 5:34:44 PM With dual boot systems you have to install XP first When You install Vista it writes files to the boot Drive (The XP Drive) SO I assume Vista is reading and writing to the boot drive Also if I am correct you cannot just format the Vista drive, XP won't boot as Vista has modified the XP install. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFirst build, keeping old HD w/Vista home premium 32-bit OS Forum Free all in one hd graphics / tv tuner / video card for windows vista home premi Forum SolvedOne card in HD 7870 crossfire keeps stopping. Forum SolvedVista Home Prem with extras Off v's XP Pro Forum Upgrading to Vista 64 can i keep xp on other HD Forum Home surveillance system that runs off my PC/HD - how to/where to buy Forum Solvedsamsung ssd840 wants to defrag at about 98% then fails, I have defrag for the other HD turned off , but this si like the migra Forum Stuck! Need to get data off HD with Vista to a different HD with Win 7. Have enclosure, but get BSOD Forum power keeps going off 42 inch hd vizic model number l42hdtv10a Forum Turning off Windows XP Home Edition Forum Solveddualmonitor sapphire hd6670 2gb ddr3 turns off\black when i plug in 2nd monitor. Forum SolvedWin XP not detecting HD on Vaio with Vista Forum Display keep turning of after installing Sapphire HD6570 Forum SolvedAdding a HD from an old XP machine to a new Vista machine. Forum Turning off HD audio on ATI cards a slight bump in perf? Forum ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 Laptop Screen Turns Off After Boot Forum SolvedXFX Radeon HD 5770 - Screen turns off,on again Forum Accidentally turned off keyboard using sticky keys -windows xp home Forum Accidentally turned off keyboard using sticky keys -windows xp home Forum External HD keeps switching on and off Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !