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    Help Edit Boot WIN7/XP

    No, but I did move the drive running XP from the secondary IDE cable to the primary IDE. Originally, I had one the primary WIN7 HDD and a storage HDD. And, then on the secondary was the old XP and a DVD burner. Would that have caused the switch? Because now its primary IDE WIN7 and XP and...
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    Help Edit Boot WIN7/XP

    First and foremost, I owe you a huge thanks. Got it working! I had to shutdown and take a break today. The settings that finally worked are below: ; ;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems. ;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options. ; [boot...
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    Help Edit Boot WIN7/XP

    So I tried your addendum rdisk(2), no luck. Restarted same error. Then went as far as to start EasyBCD, deleted XP, re-added XP, restarted and again same error. Help me! I really want to keep xp working. Dual boot seems like the best way to go. I have Adobe CS3 running on my XP and I...
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    Help Edit Boot WIN7/XP

    Here you go! See below: C:\Program Files\NeoSmart Technologies\EasyBCD\bin>bootgrabber.exe /list BootGrabber utility. Copyright NeoSmart Technologies 2009 <http://neosmart.net/> Error issuing IOCTL_DISK_GET_PARTITION_INFO on partition \Device\Harddisk2\Parti tion1 D,0,500107862016...
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    Help Edit Boot WIN7/XP

    WOW... That is a mess. Please see attachment. You did want me to copy and paste all three, right? That's the way I read it.
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    Help Edit Boot WIN7/XP

    Sorry, I was messing around this morning and added another XP to try and point to E drive. It didn't work and I forgot to delete it before posting that info. When there is one XP and one WIN7, I get the error. I will look at post #3 to figure out how to copy the boot.ini properly for you...
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    Help Edit Boot WIN7/XP

    With the pins on cable select, I get this error: "A Disk Read Error Has Occurred... cntrl-alt-delete to reboot" Tried a new cable, reboot, delete, add new XP, restart and I get: "A Disk Read Error Has Occurred... cntrl-alt-delete to reboot". The other error (making two masters on one IDE...
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    Help Edit Boot WIN7/XP

    Terry, Took off all the jumpers, and set them all to cable select, and made all the drives on the primary IDE "cable select". Started WIN7, ran EASYBCD, deleted old XP, added new XP with auto-select. Restart and got the same error trying to boot winXP: "A Disk Read Error Has Occurred...
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    Help Edit Boot WIN7/XP

    I went through looking for the boot.ini file. Must be different way of locating it in WIN7. Did the whole, see hidden files, run: sysdm.cpl, and can't edit or copy it for that matter. Where is it in WIN7?
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    Help Edit Boot WIN7/XP

    Adding Disk Management Screenshot
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    Help Edit Boot WIN7/XP

    So I missed something... Primary IDE Channel: (M) 500GB WesternDigital WIN7 (S) 320GB WD - Storage, scratch disks On the secondary IDE channel: (M) DVDRW (S) 50GB Seagate WINXP I forgot to say there is a DVDRW drive on the secondary IDE channel set as Master. I wasn't sure about making the...
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    Help Edit Boot WIN7/XP

    I'll try anything. When I get back home I will post the boot.ini contents.
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    Help Edit Boot WIN7/XP

    First IDE cable - I got windows 7 on 500gb (master) and storage 300gb (slave) on the same IDE cable. Second IDE cable - have the old windows xp on 50gb (slave). All PATA, not SATA. I could swap storage and xp drive on the cables and make the xp drive cable select. Will that change anything...
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    Help Edit Boot WIN7/XP

    Hi Terry, You really had me excited. Sounded so simple, but it did not work. I deleted both XP entries, added the new one, accepting the auto configure (but EasyBCD shows it only created one XP). Thinking it might be something in the boot screen (because you said second boot menu - which I...
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    Help Edit Boot WIN7/XP

    Can't leave with a screenshot.... hope for help in the morning: