EasyBCD Error, Multiple Drives

mqudsi

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Staff member
#1
I deleted the original thread by accident. My apologies!!!!

I have Vista x64 Ultimate installed on the 'C' drive, and i have Windows XP Pro installed on the 'D' drive.

When vista is selected at the loading screen, it boots fine, if XP is selected, it trys to load, gives no messege, then restarts the computer.

EasyBCD detailed View:
Windows Boot Manager
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identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
displayorder {current}
{8472ee64-c21b-11db-81f4-000e0ca228df}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
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identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Vista
locale en-US
loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {2ddefe57-bc8c-11db-a324-f16a2bdab5bd}
nx OptIn

Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier {8472ee64-c21b-11db-81f4-000e0ca228df}
device partition=D:
path \ntldr
description Windows XP
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Posted On: Mar 16, 2007 at 04:36 PM

Hello FMKaiba, welcome to NeoSmart Technologies.

Can you try changing the drive letter of your Windows XP entry in EasyBCD to C:\ as well?
You can check this page of our documentation for more info on the correct drive letter to use:
http://neosmart...+the+Bootloader

And if that doesn't work, then your XP needs to be configured to boot with Windows Vista per these directions:
http://neosmart...EBCD/Windows+XP

Do let us know if that works..





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FMKaiba ( 2 )
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Posted On: Mar 25, 2007 at 09:09 PM

sorry for the slow reply, i was out of country for a bit.

And your advice helped, well solved most of the problem. here is what happens now:

It loads to the BCD screen, i select XP, it shows my XP boot options from my boot.ini.... problem is, when i select any, it restarts my computer. here is the entry in the boot.ini

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
i also tried this:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

any ideas whats wrong? or if i can make it not auto-reboot and see if there is some kind of error msg
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Posted On: Mar 25, 2007 at 09:21 PM

There is no error message because there is no problem. just your boot.ini is mis-configured.
leave rdisk @ 0, and set disk to 1. does that work?





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Posted On: Mar 25, 2007 at 09:21 PM

Topic moved
 
#2
Nope, setting disk to 1 yields the same error (and its ok about deleting, i am an admin on other forums, i quite understand. lol)

correct me if i am wrong:
C:
boot (folder)
boot.ini
ntdlr
windows (folder containing vista)

D:
windows (folder containing XP)

{in boot.ini}
Code:
[boot loader]
timeout=20
default=multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
BCD:
Code:
EasyBCD detailed View:
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
displayorder {current}
{8472ee64-c21b-11db-81f4-000e0ca228df}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Vista
locale en-US
loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {2ddefe57-bc8c-11db-a324-f16a2bdab5bd}
nx OptIn

Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier {8472ee64-c21b-11db-81f4-000e0ca228df}
device partition=C:
path \ntldr
description Windows XP
 

mqudsi

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Staff member
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mqudsi

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Staff member
#6
Good luck :smile:
 
#7
Its all fixed now, it works fine, i also needed to fix a BIOS configuration error, which was part of the problem. Your easy BCD works perfectly! thankyou, just want i needed. sorry for the delay before my post
 

mqudsi

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Staff member
#8
That's great, don't worry about the delay, we're all busy sometimes :smile: