[WILL NOT FIX] Startup Error on Windows 2000

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Dear NeoSmart support -
When I run EasyBCD I get an error box 'The specified executable is not a valid Win32 application' and the program fails to run. I saved the error as a file which I will attempt to attach to this post. The computer where I would like to use EasyBCD has one disk with Windows 2000 SP4 and Ubuntu 10.04. I'd rather not use GRUB to choose the OS, I'd prefer to use something like the bootloader that comes with Windows 2000. I installed .Net 2.0 SP2 and then EasyBCD 2.1.2. When I launch EasyBCD I get the error box mentioned earlier and the program never comes up. Did I do something wrong? When I installed the program I modified the folder name to "C:\Program Files\NeoSmart Technologies EasyBCD\". I get the same error whether I use the desktop shortcut from the installer or double-clicking on EasyBCD in its program files folder. Thank you for your help with this.


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EasyBCD can only be used in a multi-boot which includes Vista, W7 or W8 as the controlling OS.
W2k doesn't have a BCD for Easy to manipulate.
It uses NTLDR/boot.ini, which isn't really very easy to persuade into booting Linux, though it is possible if you're a NTLDR expert. (try Binging "boot Linux from boot.ini")
Far Easier to let grub boot W2k for you. It will pick it up automatically.
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