Dual Boot issue Windows 7 and Win XP - plz help


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Im having an issue with dual booting Windows 7 and Window XP.

Both OS appear on the boot option menu when I start the computer, but if I start XP after being on 7 then XP hangs and wont boot up until Ive gone through a boot in safe mode, and if I boot 7 after being in XP, 7 wont start until Ive done a startup recovery mode.

The machine came with windows 7 pre-installed to C: and I created a D: partition and installed Windows XP to D.

I had to use the Windows 7 DVD startup repair to get Windows 7 as the default boot option after installing XP.
I downloaded Easy BCD 2 and ran that from Windows 7.
I added the Windows XP to the boot menu options.

View Setting in Easy BCD (detailed) shows the following info:
Windows Boot Manager
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {22409ada-50dd-11e0-b5df-db63192d53bd}
resumeobject {22409ad9-50dd-11e0-b5df-db63192d53bd}
displayorder {22409ada-50dd-11e0-b5df-db63192d53bd}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {22409ada-50dd-11e0-b5df-db63192d53bd}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {22409adb-50dd-11e0-b5df-db63192d53bd}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {22409ad9-50dd-11e0-b5df-db63192d53bd}
nx OptIn

Real-mode Boot Sector
identifier {22409add-50dd-11e0-b5df-db63192d53bd}
device partition=C:
path \NST\ntldr
description Microsoft Windows XP

Running Disk Management shows the following details - See attached JPG image.

Im not quite sure what is wrong, so if you could give me any advice Id be very grateful.




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Some more details ...

Ive got a boot.ini file at:

C:\ and at D:\

the contents of this file are:

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect