Blank Screen: Triple booting XP, Vista, W7

#1
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:
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Windows Boot Manager
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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}
{fe7cd388-b5d4-11de-886c-ea3c162e8c8b}
{d54fdc4a-b65a-11de-8179-8352a1de822d}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 30

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

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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,

-Jon
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
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.