EasyBCD 2.1 Won't Install on Windows XP Home SP3

#1
Hello!

Here's my computer:

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer HP Pavilion 061
System Model PP163AA-ABA A800N
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0 AuthenticAMD ~2199 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.15, 6/6/2005
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 1.12 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 3.85 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Here's the error I get (from Eventvwr) when trying to install EasyBCD 2.1 :

Event Type: Error
Event Source: .NET Runtime 2.0 Error Reporting
Event Category: None
Event ID: 5000
Date: 10/5/2011
Time: 2:51:59 PM
User: N/A
Description:
EventType clr20r3, P1 easybcd.exe, P2 2.1.0.146, P3 4dfb9607, P4 mscorlib, P5 2.0.0.0, P6 492b834a, P7 3580, P8 24, P9 system.io.filenotfoundexception, P10 NIL.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at Events and Errors Message Center: Basic Search
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Data:
0000: 63 00 6c 00 72 00 32 00 c.l.r.2.
0008: 30 00 72 00 33 00 2c 00 0.r.3.,.
0010: 20 00 65 00 61 00 73 00 .e.a.s.
0018: 79 00 62 00 63 00 64 00 y.b.c.d.
0020: 2e 00 65 00 78 00 65 00 ..e.x.e.
0028: 2c 00 20 00 32 00 2e 00 ,. .2...
0030: 31 00 2e 00 30 00 2e 00 1...0...
0038: 31 00 34 00 36 00 2c 00 1.4.6.,.
0040: 20 00 34 00 64 00 66 00 .4.d.f.
0048: 62 00 39 00 36 00 30 00 b.9.6.0.
0050: 37 00 2c 00 20 00 6d 00 7.,. .m.
0058: 73 00 63 00 6f 00 72 00 s.c.o.r.
0060: 6c 00 69 00 62 00 2c 00 l.i.b.,.
0068: 20 00 32 00 2e 00 30 00 .2...0.
0070: 2e 00 30 00 2e 00 30 00 ..0...0.
0078: 2c 00 20 00 34 00 39 00 ,. .4.9.
0080: 32 00 62 00 38 00 33 00 2.b.8.3.
0088: 34 00 61 00 2c 00 20 00 4.a.,. .
0090: 33 00 35 00 38 00 30 00 3.5.8.0.
0098: 2c 00 20 00 32 00 34 00 ,. .2.4.
00a0: 2c 00 20 00 73 00 79 00 ,. .s.y.
00a8: 73 00 74 00 65 00 6d 00 s.t.e.m.
00b0: 2e 00 69 00 6f 00 2e 00 ..i.o...
00b8: 66 00 69 00 6c 00 65 00 f.i.l.e.
00c0: 6e 00 6f 00 74 00 66 00 n.o.t.f.
00c8: 6f 00 75 00 6e 00 64 00 o.u.n.d.
00d0: 65 00 78 00 63 00 65 00 e.x.c.e.
00d8: 70 00 74 00 69 00 6f 00 p.t.i.o.
00e0: 6e 00 20 00 4e 00 49 00 n. .N.I.
00e8: 4c 00 0d 00 0a 00 L.....

I've gone thru your forum and uninstalled/reinstalled following directions but still receive same error when I try to install EasyBCD 2.1. Also, per Control Panel --> Add/Remove Programs, I have installed .NET Framework 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, 3.5 SP1. Thanks for your help in advance!
 
#3
EasyBCD 2.1 installs and creates its directory structure and I can access it via the Start button. It is located under Program Files. However immediately after initiating EasyBCD, either right after installation or later via the Start menu, the system displays a message stating an error prevented it from starting. EasyBCD_1.jpg EasyBCD2.jpg

Please note I also downloaded the beta version and got the same results.
Regards, -William

P.S. The Beta build I used was 152
P.P.S. Also tried rebooting but got same error message as before when trying to start program

Addendum:

Have given up on EasyBCD and am searching for another tool w/similar functionality. In the meantime used Sysinternals Process Monitor to filter and capture output of EasyBCD as it starts and ends in .csv, .pml and .xml formats. Pls advise if you are interested.
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
Hi budd,

If you have that output, I would love to see it.