XP on D: of 2nd disk don't boot after Win7 install on C (of first disk)

hi all,
uhmm... my desktop's config is a bit confusing
i've 2 disks, with 5 partitions cuz i was planning to use the old one for another pc, but then i let that "other pc" gone

anyway, i made good use of bcd a couple of months ago to dual boot vista and xp before. Then I totally forgot the Vista! :smile:

last week I've formatted and installed win7 beta on C (old IDE disk)
since then i can't boot into the Win XP on D (but on the other SATA disk)
i extracted the zip file with ntldr to C drive, configured w EasyBCD... nope...

btw my only active, system, boot disk is C

any suggestion
Hi Neo, welcome to NST.
Use EasyBCD 2.0 latest build and add an entry for XP (delete any previous, first)
Accept the offer to auto-configure the XP boot, and it will put everything where it needs to be.
Can you verify that you're using build 64 (very new).
If so please post a screenshot of your Disk Management, and copy/paste the output from EasyBCD "display settings" in debug(detailed) mode.
Hi again,
I checked About screen (via Help menu), it says
I attached the disk mgmt screen to the post

here's the debug
thanks for the great support

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 {3c8e39ff-a095-11de-a0b9-9eebb8ffa01f}
resumeobject {3c8e39fe-a095-11de-a0b9-9eebb8ffa01f}
displayorder {3c8e39ff-a095-11de-a0b9-9eebb8ffa01f}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 5

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {3c8e39ff-a095-11de-a0b9-9eebb8ffa01f}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {3c8e3a00-a095-11de-a0b9-9eebb8ffa01f}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {3c8e39fe-a095-11de-a0b9-9eebb8ffa01f}
nx OptIn

Real-mode Boot Sector
identifier {3c8e3a0a-a095-11de-a0b9-9eebb8ffa01f}
device partition=C:
path \NTLDR
description Microsoft Windows XP


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Does your XP disk have an active partition? Try setting the XP partition (d) as active and reconfigure with EasyBCD.
OK, I set D drive active as well
and extracted SIW2's boot files again to the root of C:\ it failed again
i'd it extracted to D:\ later on, it didn't help as expected...
Terry60, any other advice?
Check that C:\NTLDR C:\ntdetect.com and C:\boot.ini exist.
Make sure that C:\.boot.ini (the one on your "system" partition, not the boot.ini on the XP partition), specifies rdisk(1) partition(1) in both the default and OS lines.
it's finally done - thank you for all the support
I feel like re-extracting boot.ini to C: again solved it, but I'm not sure because I believe I did it before and then used BCD...

thanks and all the best
You're welcome. You are probably right - the boot.ini in the zip folder had the correct entries. Glad you got it working.