Help (dual booting vista/xp)

#1
ok, i made a partition with program call "disk director". so now i hav a C drive and a L drive.
i installed Vista in C drive and XP in L drive. After i repair my computer with the vista cd, i installed EasyBCD. but when i go to "Add/Remove Entries" section and choose "Windows NT/2k/XP/2k3, i cant choose the drive to L. i cant click the drive. can some one help me please?

Here the picture.






P.S. i just tried the older version of EasyBCD. i can click on and choose the L drive but even if i do that on view section it says


Entry #1
Name: Microsoft Windows Vista
BCD ID: {9d70c8b6-19ea-11dd-bfcf-0016172e6725}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows
Entry #2
Name: Microsoft Windows XP
BCD ID: {9d70c8b7-19ea-11dd-bfcf-0016172e6725}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \ntldr


the entry #2 is set to C:..

Addendum:

i went to configure boot then on entry based setting i changed the drive to XP L:
now its like this

Entry #2
Name: Microsoft Windows XP
BCD ID: {9d70c8b7-19ea-11dd-bfcf-0016172e6725}
Drive: L:\
Bootloader Path: \ntldr

but when i boot xp, it has an error so i cant boot. i think it has something to do with the
Bootloader Path: \ntldr?
 
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Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
Hi Otozymba, welcome to the Neosmart boards.
EasyBCD greys out that choice, because it knows where the boot information has to be.
When you dual boot Vista and XP, all the boot files for both must be on the active system disk, regardless of whether that happens to be XP or Vista.
Look at the wiki troubleshooter
http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Troubleshooting+Windows+XP
and make sure everything is where it should be. Your NTLDR problem is described there.