Dual booting, Windows 7 and Windows XP(Reboot everytime I try to boot XP)

#1
Hi there,
I'm trying to dual-boot Windows 7 and Windows XP.
I installed windows XP first, then win 7.
I get the boot manager at the beginning, but when I choose
windows XP it just reboots my computer everytime.
Ok, here's the easyBCD 1.6 Overview of my 2 OS's

There are a total of 2 entries listed in the Vista Bootloader.
Bootloader TimeOut: 30 seconds.
Default OS: Windows 7


Entry #1


Name: Windows XP
BCD ID: {ntldr}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \ntldr


Entry #2


Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows
 

Terry60

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#2
EasyBCD 1.6 ?????????
That was written before W7 even existed as a Beta.
Start by updating to the latest version
EasyBCD Download Registration - NeoSmart Technologies
Then use it to delete the XP entry and add it again (let EasyBCD auto configure and don't change what it sets up)
 
#3
EasyBCD 1.6 ?????????
That was written before W7 even existed as a Beta.
Start by updating to the latest version
EasyBCD Download Registration - NeoSmart Technologies
Then use it to delete the XP entry and add it again (let EasyBCD auto configure and don't change what it sets up)
Ok, I updated, deleted the XP entry, but it won't let me add it again. It says "EasyBCD failed to detect a valid installation of Windows NT-2003 on all mounted drives and was unable to continue"

Type : Windows NT/2k/XP/2k3
Name : Microsoft Windows XP
Drive : Automatically determined

Not sure what I'm doing wrong.
 

Terry60

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#4
How did you install XP ?

EasyBCD detects it by scanning partitions for a folder called "Windows" or "WinNT" or "WinXP", then examines the version number of ntoskrnl.exe in the System32 sub-folder.

If you've installed it to a non standard folder name (apart from winxp) then EasyBCD cannot second guess you.
 
#5
Well, I don't remember but all I know is all the files for Windows XP are in "Windows.old" because when I installed windows 7 It moved them there. I tried renaming the "Windows.old" to "WinXP" and then tried to see if easyBCD would detect it, but it didn't help.
 
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Terry60

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#6
You can't install a new OS to the same partition.
You need to create two partitions and install one OS in each.
Windows.old is the recovery data to restore back to the old OS. It's created when you upgrade one OS to a newer version.
 
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