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


New Member
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


Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
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.


New Member
Thank you Terry60,
Unfortunately bootgrabber stops working each time :frowning:
need any details on this?

or any further suggestions?


Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
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.


New Member
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



Super Moderator
Staff member
Does your XP disk have an active partition? Try setting the XP partition (d) as active and reconfigure with EasyBCD.


New Member
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?


Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
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.


New Member
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.