How can i setup two hard drive with W7 and XP

#1
Hi,

I have one SATA HDD drive with windows 7 installed and one SATA HDD drive with Windows XP. How can i use the EasyBCD program to get the boot maunal come up?

i download it the EasyBCD 1.7.

can you step by step tell me how to do it?

thanks.

steven

Addendum:

there is what i got:

There are a total of 2 entries listed in the Vista Bootloader.
Bootloader Timeout: 20 seconds.
Default OS: Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered)
Entry #1
Name: Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered)
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows
Entry #2
Name: Microsoft Windows
BCD ID: {7f4d9f90-1bed-11df-b39e-f2c5aab20945}
Drive: U:\
Bootloader Path: \NTLDR

I can boot to Windows 7 but not windows xp

please help
 
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mqudsi

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#4
Post the contents of the EasyBCD screen from 2.0, please.
 
#5
There are a total of 2 entries listed in the bootloader.
Default: Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered)
Timeout: 20 seconds.
Boot Drive: C:\
Entry #1
Name: Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered)
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Entry #2
Name: Microsoft Windows XP
BCD ID: {7f4d9f93-1bed-11df-b39e-f2c5aab20945}
Device: boot
Bootloader Path: \NTLDR

Addendum:

windows 7 on c:
Windows xp on U:

c: and u: are on different hard drive
 
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mqudsi

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#6
Please post a screenshot of Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Computer Managment | Disk Management

and

The contents of HKLM\System\Setup\SystemPartition from the registry.
 

mqudsi

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#8
'Go Advanced' and add attachment.
 

mqudsi

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#10
Where was boot.ini placed by EasyBCD?
 

mqudsi

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#12
Try opening C:\Boot.ini and U:\Boot.ini in notepad. Which one opens?
 

mqudsi

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#14
Start -> Run -> Regedit.exe

Browse to HKLM\System\Setup and take a screenshot.

Thanks.
 

mqudsi

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#16
EasyBCD -> Useful Utilities -> Power Console

Code:
bootgrabber.exe /bootcfg \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Take a screenshot, post it here, then reboot and test if it works.
 
#18
I reboot system and try to load to windows xp. and it said.

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or currupt:
<windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
please re-install a copy of the above file

windows 7 loaded ok.
 

mqudsi

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#19
Can you use EasyBCD build 81 (just uploaded) and try again?
 
#20
try it but is not loading to windows xp

is said:
Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Addendum:

i am going to re-install windows xp..
let see this will help
 
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