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    Default Dual boot with restored image backup Win7 and WinXP

    Hello
    I read much news but didn't find a solution on a dual boot problem.
    I did the following:
    from two old disk, one with XP and the other with Win7 , I made with the help of Matrium Reflex two image backup.
    Both OS was installed on the first partition.
    Restored the images on a new external HD (USB).
    Fist Win7 and WinXP on a second partition.
    Removed all hard disk's and installed the external disk inside the PC.
    Started the PC.
    To start Win7, I have had to use the repair CD from Win7 for the first time.
    Download EasyBCD 2.2 to create a dual boot to start XP on the second partition.
    I see this this partition from Win7 and all files. Mapped to G: from win7
    But WinXP won't start. I get the error : <Root windows>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe is missing.
    I think the problem must be that WinXP was installed on the first partition on the old HD.
    My question: it is possible to resolve this problem with the help of EasyBCD?
    Many thanks for your help.
    Otto
    PS: Sorry for my poor english.

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    Did you add an XP entry and alter its drive to G ?
    If so delete the XP entry, add it again, let EasyBCD "auto-configure", and don't change what it creates.
    Terry

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    Thanks for your help. I deleted the Win XP entry and used the "auto-configure". Now I see the start process. But after a few seconds it freeze.
    It shows me the window logo. I can move the mouse pointer. But nothing more append.
    I think some information’s must be wrong in the restored WinXP registry!

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    The problem most probably lies in the fact that you've cloned XP and it doesn't occupy the same relative place in the PnP detection sequence as when it was first installed.
    Goodells.Net :: Understanding MultiBooting
    Terry

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    Please keep requests for help in the forums where everyone can see them, not in Private Messages.
    Posting a plea for help or information in the forum, will be seen more quickly by a widely experienced audience.
    A solution in the forum could also be useful to other future visitors, so PLEASE, no private requests. (they won't be answered !)

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    Hello
    This link was help full. The dual boot work well now.
    Thanks

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