Problem dual booting with easybcd

#1
Hi,

I am trying to dual boot Windows XP 7 Pro x64 and Windows XP Pro x64. I followed the instruction on how to add xp to a pc with vista already installed. My setup is as follows:

c: drive --> system reserved
d: drive --> windows 7 pro x64
e: drive --> windows xp pro x64

But when I try to "Add/Remove Entries" for Windows NT/2k/XP/2003, easybcd always bombs out. This happens with version 1.6, 1.72, and 2 beta.

An error would pop up, unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue...
Index and count must refer to a location within the string. Parameter name: count.

I clicked on "Details::

See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.
************** Exception Text **************
System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Index and count must refer to a location within the string.
Parameter name: count
at System.String.Remove(Int32 startIndex, Int32 count)
at ..(String , String , String )
at ..(String )
at ..(Object , EventArgs )
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3607 (GDR.050727-3600)
CodeBase: file:///e:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.NET/Framework64/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
----------------------------------------
EasyBCD
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.81
Win32 Version: 2.0.0.81
CodeBase: file:///E:/Program Files (x86)/NeoSmart Technologies/EasyBCD/EasyBCD.exe
----------------------------------------
System.Windows.Forms
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///E:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSI....0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
----------------------------------------
System
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///E:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Drawing
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///E:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
----------------------------------------
Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly Version: 8.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 8.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///E:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSI...0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Runtime.Remoting
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///E:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSI..._b77a5c561934e089/System.Runtime.Remoting.dll
----------------------------------------
{9248661b-1350-4cdf-9d73-89dd50346ed9}
Assembly Version: 0.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.0.81
CodeBase: file:///E:/Program Files (x86)/NeoSmart Technologies/EasyBCD/EasyBCD.exe
----------------------------------------
System.Configuration
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///E:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSI....0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Xml
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3082 (QFE.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///E:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
----------------------------------------
NeoSmart.UpdateChecker
Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.0.81
CodeBase: file:///E:/Program Files (x86)/NeoSmart Technologies/EasyBCD/EasyBCD.exe
----------------------------------------
Interop.Microsoft.Feeds.Interop
Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.0.81
CodeBase: file:///E:/Program Files (x86)/NeoSmart Technologies/EasyBCD/EasyBCD.exe
----------------------------------------
************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging
enabled.
For example:
<configuration>
<system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
</configuration>
When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.

Any ideas on how to fix this. Thanks.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
Have you installed the pre-requisite .NET 2.0 framework on XP ?
Alternatively, repair the W7 boot by booting the W7 DVD and running "repair your computer"/ "startup repair" three times, then run EasyBCD 2.0 latest build on W7 and add an XP entry from W7 , letting it auto-configure.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#3
Please post EasyBCD -> Detailed Mode