XP Boot Files - EasyBCD

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  1. Coolname007

    Coolname007 New Member

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    Is there any way you can make it so that when you run the auto-configure feature, EasyBCD detects if the files boot.ini, NTLDR, and NTDETECT.COM already exist in the "system" partition, and if they do, move them to a safe place (and perhaps tell the user where it moved them to)? That way, in the rare case of EasyBCD failing to auto-configure correctly and/or creates a ntldr or ntdetect.com too big, or too small, or whatever, the original files are preserved, and the user can copy them back if necessary. As I understand it, the way it is now, if those files already exist in the "system" partition, the files are overwritten.
     
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    Yep.

    But EasyBCD shouldn't make NTLDR or NTDETECT that are too big... that's a known bug, and must be fixed before 2.0 goes out :)

    Addendum:

    As you can see from the latest post here, assuming EasyBCD doesn't create the infinitely-size versions of NTLDR and NTDETECT, they work fine.
     
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