EasyBCD does't recognize XP (x64) - HELP Please!!

Carlw

New Member
#1
Current Setup:
  1. System partition, Drive C,
  2. Win 7 (x86) on Partition 1, drive D,
  3. Win XP (x64) on Partition 1, Drive E
Win 7 was installed first. Yes, I know that's incorrect but learned that afterwards and I know the Win 7 boot is blown away, my bad. But I see there are solutions so,
To setup Dual boot I followed all the instructions up to the point where you are to:
  • Select Windows/NT/2k/XP/2K3,
  • Auto detect drive,
  • Click Add entry, then poof: the dreaded "EasyBCD failed to detect a valid installation of Windows NT-2003....".
Current configuration read out:

There is one entry in the Windows bootloader.
Path: C:\Boot\BCD
Default: Microsoft Windows 7
Timeout: 10 seconds
EasyBCD Boot Device: C:\
Entry #1
Name: Microsoft Windows 7
BCD ID: {default}
Drive: D:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Bootgrabber
E:\Program Files (x86)\NeoSmart Technologies\EasyBCD\bin>bootgrabber.exe /tlist
BootGrabber utility.
Copyright NeoSmart Technologies 2009-2011 <http://neosmart.net/>
WARN: No active partition detected on disk 1.
D0,4,4,0,160041885696,0
P1,C:\,7,104857600,6025216,Yes,multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1),Yes,NTFS
P2,D:\,7,68052582400,8184594432,Yes,multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2),No,NTFS
P3,E:\,7,76145491968,70163841024,Yes,multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3),No,NTFS
P4,F:\,7,15726703104,3483512832,Yes,multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4),No,NTFS
D1,1,1,0,80060424192,-1
P1,H:\,7,80056617984,4058787840,Yes,,No,NTFS


Please asvise on my next course of action?

Much much appreciated, with sugar on it.

CW

Addendum:

Update: From my Win DVD drive letter, I ran "d:\boot\ bootsect.exe /nt60 all" as per MS Technet article. That fixed my Win 7 boot now I can run win 7 again. Pheww. Now have to figure out how to get the dual boot. Maybe install EasyBCD on Win 7 and try it there.

So I ran EasyBCD:
Select Windows/NT/2k/XP/2K3,
Auto detect drive, Click Add entry, (no errors this time)

Reboot and SCORES!!
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
I don't understand, what changed between the two attempts?

Glad it's working, of course, just a little baffled.