windows 7 xp dual boot problem

drck

New Member
#1
vista was my default operating system( i never used it though) in drive c:

installed xp in e: drive

than installed easy bcd in xp and put it in dual boot mode

every thing was working fine till now

i have installed windows 7 oem on c drive and formatted c drive( may be the boot file of xp in c drive too):x

now tried with easy bcd in windows 7 while adding entry for xp it showed ntldr and ntdetect not found for xp.

i dont have original cd of xp

tried with easy bcd 2 beta 63. it installed ntldr but while booting error came

kindly help.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
Hi drck, welcome to NST.
Please post a screenshot of your Disk Management display from W7, and copy/paste the output from EasyBCD "display settings" in debug mode.
 

drck

New Member
#3
thanks terry...
sorry for late reply...
i found out my mistake...
i was putting e drive for xp in new entry and trying to load ntdlr so it was not working.
i changed it to c drive and it was working straight away witn easybcd 2 beta...
great piece of software.

now i have decided not to shift to windows 7 and want to format my c drive where i m having windows 7
and boot file of xp..(xp is installed in e drive)

my question is can i format c drive.? without loosing boot file of xp? is there any way out of it.?
waiting for ur reply...
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#4
If you use EasyBCD "uninstall Vista bootloader" button, it will put XP back in charge.
Boot the system and you should go directly to XP without a menu.
Then you can format the W7 partition.