Need Help Guys

#1
Guys here are my devices and goals:

Devices:

3 HDD:

DISK0: 1TB HDD
DISK1: 1TB HDD
DISK2: 60GB HDD

Goals:

dual boot win 7 and XP on the 60GB and Use both 1TB drives for storage.

Notes:

Prior to me obtaining this new 60Gb drive, I dual booted Win 7 and XP on my DIsk 1 (multiple partitions)

Status:

Windows 7 and XP are both installed on Disk 2 (2 partitions) but when I go to install Easy BCD it lists the boot device as one that is on DISK0.. Can I change that?

What is my fix here? All I want to do is be able to moe these 1TB drives in and out and still be able to boot my OS....

Addendum:

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {4454ecc9-c368-11de-978f-9e7eec6fea0a}
resumeobject {4454ecc8-c368-11de-978f-9e7eec6fea0a}
displayorder {4454ecc9-c368-11de-978f-9e7eec6fea0a}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 30
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {4454ecc9-c368-11de-978f-9e7eec6fea0a}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {4454ecca-c368-11de-978f-9e7eec6fea0a}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {4454ecc8-c368-11de-978f-9e7eec6fea0a}
nx OptIn
 
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Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
Look in Disk Management for the "system" flag
That's where W7 has installed its boot files.
Remove that HDD temporarily, put your W7 HDD first in the BIOS boot sequence, set the W7 partition "active" (if it's not)
boot the W7 DVD, "repair your computer" "startup repair" three times
That will install all the W7 boot files on the W7 partition.
When you're booting W7 from the small HDD, use EasyBCD 2.0 latest build to add an XP entry.
Reconnect your big HDD and delete the bootmgr and boot folder from it (you can use a bootable linux to do this if Windows won't let you touch the files)
 
#3
Thanks Terry..

I have an update however..

I decided to disconnect those drives altogether and start over fresh and install on the single 60GB drive the Win7/XP dual boot..

Here is my problem now..

I keep getting Windows 7 and Ramdisk options in my boot menu

No XP

I dont think I can even boot back into XP now...

Ideas?

Addendum:

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=S:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {dcb16dfd-c41c-11de-b24d-fe3ea908ac8c}
resumeobject {dcb16dfc-c41c-11de-b24d-fe3ea908ac8c}
displayorder {dcb16dfd-c41c-11de-b24d-fe3ea908ac8c}
{dcb16dfe-c41c-11de-b24d-fe3ea908ac8c}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 30
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {dcb16dfd-c41c-11de-b24d-fe3ea908ac8c}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {dcb16dfe-c41c-11de-b24d-fe3ea908ac8c}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {dcb16dfc-c41c-11de-b24d-fe3ea908ac8c}
nx OptIn
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {dcb16dfe-c41c-11de-b24d-fe3ea908ac8c}
device ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\dcb16dfe-c41c-11de-b24d-fe3ea908ac8c\Winre.wim,{dcb16dff-c41c-11de-b24d-fe3ea908ac8c}
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Recovery Environment
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
osdevice ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\dcb16dfe-c41c-11de-b24d-fe3ea908ac8c\Winre.wim,{dcb16dff-c41c-11de-b24d-fe3ea908ac8c}
systemroot \windows
nx OptIn
winpe Yes
 
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Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#4
You've been clicking on the wrong tab in "add/remove entries"
Delete those entries and add XP, making sure you click the Windows tab and select XP from the dropdown menu, not the WinPE tab.
 
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