Can't get XP to Boot After Vista Reinstall

Noodlez

New Member
#1
I've just recently recovered from a vista crash (my own stupidity :tongueout:), and I've tried unsuccessfully to get XP to boot after the reinstall.

Here's the situation:

My initial setup was Vista on a single hard drive. I then purchased a second hard drive and installed XP on it using tutorials on this website (this was over a year ago). So I was using EasyBCD in Vista to make the XP disk work.

Now that I've formatted my Vista drive and reinstalled, anything I do to try to get XP to boot doesn't work. When I try to add an entry, it won't let me select the Drive. I've put the NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM on the roots of both drives (cause I don't know where they should go). Also, I don't see a BOOT.INI file on my Vista drive.

I you can help me, it would be greatly appreciated. I can provide more info if I haven't given enough to help solve the problem.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
Hi Noodlez, welcome to NST.
Get the latest build of EasyBCD 2.0, and try again. It's all automatic now.
Read the sticky thread (5 and 6).
There's a reason why EasyBCD won't let you change the drive.