Vista and Xp Booting Problem, XP no boot


New Member
Hey guys, i just installed new things and have ran across a few problems.
Well i had XP installed (2 of them, one was a new install, and one was an old one), and then i installed Vista on top of the old one (it reformatted that partition, which was fine), problem is, now i cannot access XP install (i have Vista and XP installed now, as opposed to 2 XP's)

So anyway, i tried the XP repair utility, with no luck at all (didnt know what exactly to enter in some of the fields. So i used EasyBCD, i added XP as an entry. But problem is, whenever i click on the XP entry, it tells me that the NPTDL file cannot be found. I then attempted to edit the bios.ini, but it wont let me edit it.

This is how my boot.ini looks
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="D" XP

Could someone please help me out? I am out of all ideas on as to how to boot XP (Vista boot fine)


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Yep, the error you mention (actually, it's NTLDR) is detailed in our XP Documentation.