Here's a guide I wrote up on my own site, for multibooting with Easy:is there a step by step guide for the likes of me, I have looked at faq but it just confused me ( i know its not hard).
Ok, then I've really screwed up!
You don't even have Win 7 on your system yet. No wonder EasyBCD couldn't find the BCD...
Ok, so in that case, to get your XP boot working again (not sure exactly what went wrong, but ok...), you'll need to boot your XP CD, access the Recovery Console, and run the following commands:
That should fix whatever trouble you're having, assuming the boot files are ok, and in the right place.
However said:latest beta version[/thread] of EasyBCD, if you don't have that one already. Next, install, run and go to Add/Remove Entries, select ".../NT/XP" in the Type drop-down menu. Give the entry a name, and click the Add Entry button. Accept the prompt to auto-configure, and you'll have your dual-boot.
How did you add an XP entry in EasyBCD with no BCD? :wtf:
If the disk read error occured when attempting to boot from the W7 DVD, then its likely a problem with either the DVD or your DVD drive (NOT the hard drive).
Have you tried booting without any CD in the drive?