dual boot problem

#1
hi,
I had Vista on C drive and now i installed XP on D drive. I had vista as the default OS but wanted to change to XP so i changed the settings just to make XP default. But now i am not able to open XP at all and the following message comes up saying that there is aproblem with NTLDR path.
File: /NTLDR
Status: 0x00000F
Info: Selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt

when i try to change the settings the software wont allow me to select drive D as the source.

i would really appreciate any help
 

JustinW

Super Moderator
Staff member
#2
Grab EasyBCD latest build from [thread=642]here[/thread]. Re-add an XP entry. Its faded cause EasyBCD knows what its doing. When it asks to autoconfigure let it do so.
 
#3
Hi, i have a same similar problem. Maybe much worse.
After instaling XP on second drive and trying to auto configure boot with EasyBCD, this one hanged up , now its impossible to start Vista anymore (no nldr- message).
When i try to run auto configuration with EsyBCD, its just makes more and more huge ntldr file on XP partition and wont stops even after 1/2h or cca 80GB big file.
Im running latest build if EasyBCD.
What shoul i do to repair my Original Vista boot and then arrange XP so, that both system will work?

Thanks for help.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#4
Hi rpeter, welcome to NST.
When you installed XP, did it take over the boot ? was XP the only system booting ? (see point 4 in the sticky thread)
If so, repair the Vista boot first and run EasyBCD from Vista, to add XP to the BCD.
 
#5
Thanks Terry, so was my solution.
Needed first to find download for Vista Recovery CD and lucky to have my old comp to burn a CD.
Then repaired a Vista boot and use EasyBCD to set up as I wish.

I was already afraid to loose all.