XP Doesnt Work / Vista Does

Boef

New Member
Hello,

I had XP installed on my computer on 1 partition but i wanted to instal vista next to it so i made 2 partitions.
When i powerup my computer i get a window with 2 choises:
Start windows XP
Start an older version of windows

(I installed vista on C and XP is on D now)

When i start Vista it works fine, but when i choose to start windows xp (the older version) i get a black screen with a "_" flashing in the left upper of my screen.

Problem: Windows XP can't start up, vista does.

How can i fix this?

Thanks! Robbert



There are a total of 2 entries listed in the Vista Bootloader.
Bootloader TimeOut: 30 seconds.
Default OS: Microsoft Windows Vista

Entry #1

Name: Windows XP
BCD ID: {ntldr}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \ntldr
Windows Directory:

Entry #2

Name: Microsoft Windows Vista
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Howdy, Robert. Welcome to NeoSmart Technologies!!

Try to change (with EasyBCD) the drive letter for Windows XP from C: to D:
Does that fix it?
 

Boef

New Member
doesnt work:

There are a total of 2 entries listed in the Vista Bootloader.
Bootloader TimeOut: 30 seconds.
Default OS: Microsoft Windows Vista

Entry #1

Name: Windows XP
BCD ID: {ntldr}
Drive: D:\
Bootloader Path: \ntldr
Windows Directory:

Entry #2

Name: Microsoft Windows Vista
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Only other thing I can think of: delete the XP entry entirely, then create a new XP entry that points to C:\ as the drive.

If that doesn't work it seems that XP was corrupted during the Vista install - you'll have to reinstall XP then use EasyBCD to re-install the Vista bootloader.
 

Boef

New Member
Is there a possibility that i can remove vista so xp will work again? Or is that not possible?

Thankx
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
You can remove Vista, but it won't fix your XP.

On the other hand, this might:
EasyBCD -> Manage Bootloader -> Reinstall XP Bootloader.
 
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