Windows XP Pro does not boot

#1
Hello everyone,,
I have 2 internal hard drives each with a pre-installed OS. The onboard hard drive that came with the computer has Windows 7 Professional 32 bit on it and the 2nd hard drive that was added has Windows XP Professional on it. I installed EasyBCD 2.3 in Windows 7 Professional. I added both entries in EasyBCD2.3 with no problem. When I boot up my computer I see the dual boot menu. I can boot to Windows 7 Pro with no problem, but when I try to boot to Windows XP Pro I get the Windows XP logo screen that just hangs there. It does not go on to the logon screen. I have waited for as much as 30 minutes to see the logon screen with no success. I have to manually power off the computer then power on again then once again select Windows XP Pro from the dual boot menu, then I get the "Safe Boot" menu screen. I then select "Safe Boot" or "Safe Boot with Networking" fro the menu and then I get the logon screen and I am able to boot into Windows XP Pro and I get my desktop. This is the only way I can boot into Windows XP Pro, only in Safe Mode. Please advise....
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
I added both entries
both?
You should have seen a BCD with W7 already present and only needed to add XP to it.
Did you let EasyBCD detect and auto-configure XP ?
If not, delete the XP entry and add it again, letting EasyBCD do its thing.
Don't alter anything it sets up. It didn't get anything wrong. The BCD does not point to XP, it points to the location of the XP boot files.
EasyBCD has made copies of everything necessary and put them where they have to be for a successful boot.
 
#3
Hello everyone,,
I have 2 internal hard drives each with a pre-installed OS. The onboard hard drive that came with the computer has Windows 7 Professional 32 bit on it and the 2nd hard drive that was added has Windows XP Professional on it. I installed EasyBCD 2.3 in Windows 7 Professional. I added both entries in EasyBCD2.3 youporn.wiki/ xhamster.vip/ redtube.onl/ with no problem. When I boot up my computer I see the dual boot menu. I can boot to Windows 7 Pro with no problem, but when I try to boot to Windows XP Pro I get the Windows XP logo screen that just hangs there. It does not go on to the logon screen. I have waited for as much as 30 minutes to see the logon screen with no success. I have to manually power off the computer then power on again then once again select Windows XP Pro from the dual boot menu, then I get the "Safe Boot" menu screen. I then select "Safe Boot" or "Safe Boot with Networking" fro the menu and then I get the logon screen and I am able to boot into Windows XP Pro and I get my desktop. This is the only way I can boot into Windows XP Pro, only in Safe Mode. Please advise....
Thank you my issue has been solved,...
 

Ex_Brit

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Staff member
#5
It's Lincon's thread so it's solved for him. Have you tried what @Terry60 suggested?