Dual Vista64/XP boot problem

#1
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!


Code:
Windows Boot Manager
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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}
                        {b9ceba13-7dce-11de-b1d3-00248c088af4}
bootsequence            {b9ceba11-7dce-11de-b1d3-00248c088af4}
toolsdisplayorder       {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout                 30

Windows Boot Loader
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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
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identifier              {b9ceba13-7dce-11de-b1d3-00248c088af4}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \NTLDR
description             Microsoft Windows XP
 
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Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
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.
 
#3
Solved!

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

Thanks!
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#4
Glad that your dual-boot is fully functional again.