Dual Vista64/XP boot problem


Hi - I've been using EasyBCD for moths with no problems. Setup was XP Pro on the D: drive and Windows 7RC on the C: drive. (These are two different physical drives.) I replaced Windows7 with Vista64 Ultimate on the C: drive and now I can't boot XP. I've installed EasyBCD and removed and recreated the XP entry but when I try select XP from the boot screen, the machine restarts and will only boot to Vista.

The active drive is C:, where Vista is. The entry-based-setting for XP also says C: and NTDETECT and ntldr are in C:\. If it matters, there's NO Boot.ini file on the C: drive and EasyBCD never asks to AutoConfigure a boot.ini file when I create the XP entry.

Easybcd debug info follows... THANKS!

Windows Boot Manager
identifier              {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device                  partition=C:
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default                 {b9ceba13-7dce-11de-b1d3-00248c088af4}
displayorder            {fb3b160e-7fc8-11de-b339-e35822bd703a}
bootsequence            {b9ceba11-7dce-11de-b1d3-00248c088af4}
toolsdisplayorder       {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout                 30

Windows Boot Loader
identifier              {fb3b160e-7fc8-11de-b339-e35822bd703a}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Microsoft Windows Vista
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {fb3b160f-7fc8-11de-b339-e35822bd703a}
nx                      OptIn

Real-mode Boot Sector
identifier              {b9ceba13-7dce-11de-b1d3-00248c088af4}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \NTLDR
description             Microsoft Windows XP
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Telephone Sanitizer (2nd Class)
Staff member
Hi Steve, welcome to NST
Are you using the latest version of EasyBCD 2.0 ?
The auto-configure of XP is not part of 1.7 and only features in very late builds of 2.0.



Problem SOLVED!
The latest build (63) displayed the auto configure screen and both operating systems boot perfectly.