XP not found

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I have see another simmilar thread that is still active but not to confuse conversation opening this one.

Situation:
- One HD
- 3 partitions (C - WIN732; J - WIN764; E - WINXP) (this is when have WIn 7 32bit running)
- Win 7 32&64 are found with no issues but Win XP gets the message - EasyBCD failed to detect valid instalation....
- I have tried detecting it using EasyBCD 2.1 Beta 129

When I go to Tools-Edit Legacy Options:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINXP
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINXP="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer


Detailed BCD Settings:
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {76271e49-10aa-11e0-96ef-e668ca87a3ed}
resumeobject {76271e48-10aa-11e0-96ef-e668ca87a3ed}
displayorder {76271e49-10aa-11e0-96ef-e668ca87a3ed}
{76271e45-10aa-11e0-96ef-e668ca87a3ed}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 5
displaybootmenu Yes
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {76271e49-10aa-11e0-96ef-e668ca87a3ed}
device partition=J:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7 64 bit
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {76271e4a-10aa-11e0-96ef-e668ca87a3ed}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=J:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {76271e48-10aa-11e0-96ef-e668ca87a3ed}
nx OptIn
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {76271e45-10aa-11e0-96ef-e668ca87a3ed}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7 32 bit
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {76271e46-10aa-11e0-96ef-e668ca87a3ed}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {76271e44-10aa-11e0-96ef-e668ca87a3ed}
nx OptIn


Thanks for any suggestion.

Addendum:

My XP install has "WINXP","Program Files", "Documents and Settings" folders.
I renamed WINXP to Windows and was able to add it using EasyBCD
Based on another post I guess I should bow change Boot.ini and not sure I know what to do here.

If I go to Tools - Edit Legacy Entries I can see the file that looks like Boot.ini.
Is this where I change it?

Once changed how and where I save it?
I made all files visible but can not see boot.ini.

THX

Addendum:

OK - I found some boot files on C: (please not I am logged on Win7 32 in case it makes any difference)

I have:
Boot.ini (file type: SAVED FOLE)
;
;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
;
[boot loader]
timeout=1
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /FASTDETECT


BOOT (file type: configuration settings)
; This boot.ini was automatically generated by NeoSmart Technologies' BootGrabber.exe
; Use EasyBCD from http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1 to manage your bootloader
[boot loader]
timeout=15
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Windows XP on E:\" /fastdetect


Boot (file type: BAK FILE)
[boot loader]
timeout=1
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

So I have to change somethingto have WINXP as install dir instead of WINDOWS.
Just not sure what and how?

I also tried removing the read-only flag on these files but still not able to save them if any changes made.

Thanks for help.

Addendum:

OK - Resolved
Tools-Edit Legacy Entries let me edit the Boot.ini and all is working now

THANKS FOR SUCH A GREAT TOOL!!!
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
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Hey, you are most welcome :smile: