Save Changes EasyBCD View Settings Display Mode Detailed (Debug)

#1
Saving Changes I make in BCD using EasyBCD.txt

I own 2 new Dell Computers: A XPS M1710 LapTop and a Dimension 9200 Tower. Both are Dual-Boot Vista and XP Pro. Had a major hit from a MALWARE product that took out my RESTORE Files, some system files etc. on the XPS. Unable to remove MALWARE from Vista Drive, I was forced to format Drive and reinstall Vista Business as instructed by Dell Support Staff.

Problem: On start up my XPS system reaches the Dual-Boot page showing a selection of Vista and XP Pro. Selecting Vista loads Vista. Selecting XP Pro loops me back to rebooting. I am unable to REPAIR the Dual-Boot to Access XP Pro no matter what I try. So... got a brain wave to copy the BCD from my Dell 9200 and compare it to the XPS BCD.

Well, I found Items that needed correction but couldn't make any of the changes STICK. I made the changes in "View Settings" Display Mode 'Detail (Debug Mode)' and cannot for the life of me find out how to save any changes whatsoever. If I knew how to save my changes, I am sure I can get my Dual-Boot system working again.

Have I put in much effort on this MAJOR PROBLEM? How about 34 hours worth of wasted time. On the LapTop XPS Vista in on Drive C: and XP Pro is on Drive F: On the Dell Dimension 9200 XP Pro is on C: and Vista is on D: Below are copies of the BCD's

EasyBCD Dimension 9200 Settings.txt
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Windows Boot Manager
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identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=D:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {939d1a0b-e494-11db-b945-9fb00eafb695}
displayorder {ntldr}
{current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

There are a total of 2 entries listed in the Vista Bootloader.
Bootloader TimeOut: 30 seconds.
Default OS: Microsoft Windows Vista

Entry #1

Name: Windows XP Professional SP2
BCD ID: {ntldr}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \ntldr
Windows Directory:

Entry #2

Name: Microsoft Windows Vista
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: D:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows
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Dell XPS Laptop M1710

Windows Boot Manager
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identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {9b526ca8-f257-11db-859d-806e6f6e6963}
displayorder {current} <--- {ntldr} missing ?
{ef4f48ce-f25f-11db-998e-bec3419b3e53} <====
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
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identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Vista (TM) Business
recoveryenabled Yes
bootdebug Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {9b526ca8-f257-11db-859d-806e6f6e6963}
nx OptOut
pae ForceDisable
oslnointegritychecks No
vga No
quietboot No
sos No
debug No

Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier {ef4f48ce-f25f-11db-998e-bec3419b3e53}
device partition=F:
path \ntldr
description Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2


There are a total of 2 entries listed in the Vista Bootloader.
Bootloader TimeOut: 30 seconds.
Default OS: Windows Vista (TM) Business

Entry #1

Name: Windows Vista (TM) Business
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows

Entry #2

Name: Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2
BCD ID: {ef4f48ce-f25f-11db-998e-bec3419b3e53}
Drive: F:\
Bootloader Path: \ntldr
Windows Directory:
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Please help me guys,

Douglas60
:| :blank:
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Hi Douglas, welcome to NeoSmart Technologies.

Don't worry, we'll set you straight :smile:

For the record: don't ever copy the BCD from another machine, it's highly unlikely to work.
Now here's the deal:

You can't change settings in the "View Settings" screen - the fact that you can even write to that text-box is a mistake and has been changed in the upcoming version.

To make the needed changes, you'll need to go to the other pages: namely add/remove and configure boot pages.

You can refer to the EasyBCD documentation at this website: http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/