EasyBCD Simply not running

#1
I have downloaded and installed EasyBCD V1.7.2.

It simply does not run and fails with the message (in a cute graphic box) "EasyBCD has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

I'm running Win XP SP3.

Help, please.. where doe I start?
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
Try the latest release, newest build
If you only have XP, then there is no BCD for Easy to work on.
Version 2 will tell you.
What do you want to do ?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
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#3
And make sure you have .NET 2.0 installed.
 
#4
Dear Terry60 and Computer Guru,

I am trying to install Snow Leopard (SLU) OSX Universal as a dual boot system on a Wintel m/c with XP on one HDD and SLU on another, dedicated HDD. I am using this as a guide: http://www.taranfx.com/how-to-install-snowosx-universal.

I get to step 9 where it says: "To fix it, Download and install EasyBCD. " That is where I cannot actually execute EasyBCD.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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Addendum:

Dear Terry60 and Computer Guru,

I checked my .NET installations. I seem to have versions older than 2.0 (as well as V2.0) already installed. Should I delete them?

Any help would be appreciated. :frowning:

Thanks.
 
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Terry60

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Staff member
#5
EasyBCD is for windows with a BCD, which use the latest MS boot manager bootmgr. (Vista and W7)
XP uses a completely different boot manager/loader, (NTLDR), and EasyBCD can't help you configure that.
 
#6
Terry,

Forgive my ignorance.... I was only going on the information in the other material.

I apologise for the inconvenience. BTW, would you suggest any other modified bootloader (GRUB or something else?)

Regards
 

Terry60

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Staff member
#7
I have no Mac experience, so I'll leave it to others to advise on your best course of action.
Won't the Mac bootloader do the job ?