EasyBCD won't add windows xp.

#1
Ok, to start off with easybcd cannot detect the partition with windows 7 boot file, this section exists because of bit locker software, i guess. I was able to mount the partition and then show the files. From there all i had to do is find them for easybcd. I can do that.

This is the really strange part is that i cannot add windows xp which is on another hard drive, lets say HD Z:. I have used both automatic and manual setting for easybcd to find the windows xp entry. When i select HD Z: it wont add as xp but will add as win7 or 95 .... WHAT??? I really am stumped here.

If you know why i cant add the entry i would be glad to know.
 

mqudsi

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Staff member
#2
What happens when you try to add it as an XP entry?
 
#3
I get a 'failed to add entry!' window that says 'EasyBCD failed to detect a valid installation of windows nt-2003 on all mounted drives and was unable to continue.


Since then, I have tried to download a different bootloader.exe and i do have WINDOWS folder.

Addendum:

would xp being sp2 instead of sp3 make a difference?

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would xp being sp2 instead of sp3 make a difference?

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Sorry about that double list ... but i ran the '/tlist' command:

BootGrabber utility.
Copyright NeoSmart Technologies 2009-2011 <http://neosmart.net/>

WARN: Unable to get volume information for \\?\Volume{6555f419-62d7-4d17-a24b-19
eb9bf2cded}\
WARN: Unable to get volume information for \\?\Volume{9be915d6-0f95-45e9-9843-8d
7c47d328be}\
WARN: No active partition detected on disk 1.
D0,2,2,0,250059350016,1
P1,H:\,7,104857600,64348160,Yes,multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1),Yes,NTFS
P2,C:\,7,249952206848,233448280064,Yes,multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2),No,NT
FS
D1,3,0,3,2000398934016,0
P1,,109,500000256,500000256,No,multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1),No,
P2,,162,8000000512,8000000512,No,multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2),No,
P3,,162,1991898000384,1991898000384,No,multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3),No,
D2,1,1,0,150039945216,2
P1,G:\,7,150029074944,144447983616,Yes,multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1),Yes,N
TFS

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This is the one with xp on it:

P1,G:\,7,150029074944,144447983616,Yes,multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1),Yes,N
TFS

At this point i hope i am of any help
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
Your problem is that Windows thinks you are booting from Disk 1 (which has no partitions recognized by Windows). In the BIOS you'll need to configure it to boot from Disk 0 instead.
 
#5
THankz

Yo, thanks so much. I came home for lunch and got this running in about 1 min. Lol, thz.

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The program worked, but it still wont boot off the boot loader:

error is like boot.ini from c:/windows

I will do debugging later tonight.

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The error message i am receiving is 'Iinvalid boot.ini file, booting from c:/windows ntdetect failed.'

It does work if i have windows 7 selected as HD 0 in the bios, but i would like to boot grub to window boot loader to xp or 7.

In addition, booting grub first, win 7 boots fine.

Addendum:

SOLVED:

sudo update-grub

found xp works. WOOOOOO!!1
 
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