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    EasyBCD Boot Device

    Yes, it does. Regardless of whether I try to boot it by making System Reserved, Windows 10, or its own partition active, in all cases the same BSOD happens at the same point. Really strange, whatever happened did so to both the partitions in the same way at the same time. No, they are not...
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    XP, Kubuntu and Windows 7

    NTLDR (Windows XP and earlier), maybe not. BOOTMGR (Vista and later), however, you can with the simple trick of supplying the Linux boot sector in an NTFS file, see my other post.
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    EasyBCD Boot Device

    Interesting, that must have been quite an effort! I did the same thing much easier, by just capturing the boot sector of the Linux partition into a NTFS file and then configuring BCDEdit to execute it if selected: $ dd if=/dev/sda3 of=/mnt/share/linux.bin bs=512 count=1 C:\>bcdedit /create /d...
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    EasyBCD Boot Device

    Does EasyBCD provide a good way to remove the \BOOT directory and the BOOTMGR? Somehow just deleting hidden system files doesn't feel good. BTW - sometimes I see "EasyBCD Boot Device" and sometimes just "Boot Device". Still not clear what's the difference? I never used EasyBCD to write...
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    EasyBCD Boot Device

    The partition manager I used is Acronis Disk Director 11. I'm aware the flags are different than Windows, which as you know are quite confusing. I resolved the boot drive issue by discovering that the boot sector code uses the hidden sectors information in the BPB block to determine what drive...
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    XP, Kubuntu and Windows 7

    First, you need to choose a boot manager. XP uses NTLDR based off of boot.ini. Win 7/10 uses BOOTMGR based off of BCD. Kubuntu uses GRUB2 based off of menu.lst. Any one of these can chain load into the other systems loaders, but you need to decide which one you want to be active. Sometimes...
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    EasyBCD Boot Device

    My system uses BIOS/MBR, but I have developed an issue similar to what has happened to others where my 'EasyBCD Boot Device' has become a different partition than the system partition or boot partition. This message appears to indicate where the Windows bootstrap code looks for the system BCD...
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