Boots to Win7, Not to XP


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I have EasyBCD 2.3 Beta Build 197 installed. I have three boot records configured. When I try to boot to XP I get a window that says:
"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk
configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information."

Win7 boots up just fine.
XP and Partition Magic don't boot at all.

What can I do to fix this?
In EasyBCD I have selected BCD Backup/Repair, Re-create/repair boot files, Perform Action
That didn't fix it.

Thank you for a really grate program,



Mostly Harmless
Staff member
It seems more like a driver issue with the controller than a boot settings problem.
Probably disabling AHCI/RAID and switching back to IDE will let you boot Windows XP.