Blank Screen: Triple booting XP, Vista, W7


New Member
Hi Everyone,

I am new to this forum however it seems like you guys do a great job! I have been searching around for a post describing my problem but I am unable to find a perfect fit to fix my problem.

I am trying to triple boot W7, WV, and WXP all from my same hard drive. However when I followed the standard procedure of adding a new entry to the boot loader, placing the NTDETECT and ntldr files into the root directory of my D drive, and rebooting.

When I do reboot I am able to view the new entry, however when I select it, a black screen is all that loads. Below is a copy of the detailed overview of my boot setup:
Windows Boot Manager
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=D:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {d54fdc43-b65a-11de-8179-8352a1de822d}
resumeobject {d54fdc42-b65a-11de-8179-8352a1de822d}
displayorder {d54fdc43-b65a-11de-8179-8352a1de822d}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {d54fdc43-b65a-11de-8179-8352a1de822d}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {d54fdc44-b65a-11de-8179-8352a1de822d}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {d54fdc42-b65a-11de-8179-8352a1de822d}
nx OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {fe7cd388-b5d4-11de-886c-ea3c162e8c8b}
device partition=D:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Microsoft Windows Vista
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
osdevice partition=D:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {fe7cd389-b5d4-11de-886c-ea3c162e8c8b}
nx OptIn

Real-mode Boot Sector
identifier {d54fdc4a-b65a-11de-8179-8352a1de822d}
device partition=D:
path \NTLDR
description Windows XP


If anyone could help me or send me a link to a post that addresses the same issue, it would be greatly appreciated! :smile:

All my thanks,



Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
Hi Jon, welcome to NST.
Download EasyBCD 2.0 latest build.
Delete the XP entry from the BCD
Add it again
Let Easy2 auto-configure the XP boot when it offers.
It will fix your boot.ini for you.