XP/Vista boot issues..annoying huh :)

Hi, first post here so allow me to introduce myself. My name is Matt, I am a computer/network consultant and I am having issues with a users device. Basically her computer had a corrupt BCD so I restored it and once in Vista used EasyBCD to get everything back in tip top shape(great product by the way).

Usually I have no issues but this time everytime I boot into XP it just goes to a black screen and hitting CTRL+ALT+DEL just reboots it. It boots to Vista just fine. I have tried about everything I can think of. I had to change the Vista Partition to active and installed the NTDETECT, NTLDR and boot.ini into the root C:\ drive (Vista is C:\ and active XP is D:\). I have already read through all the XP setup documents and fixed all the other issues(NTLDR missing etc....) Here is my boot.ini and EasyBCD Detailed setup:

Windows Boot Manager
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=C:
default {135e53b9-b2ad-11de-8ba2-d11443eb51aa}
displayorder {135e53b9-b2ad-11de-8ba2-d11443eb51aa}
timeout 30
resume No
Windows Boot Loader
identifier {135e53b9-b2ad-11de-8ba2-d11443eb51aa}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {c160b7a3-b29d-11de-b1ce-806e6f6e6963}
Real-mode Boot Sector
identifier {135e53bb-b2ad-11de-8ba2-d11443eb51aa}
device partition=C:
path \NTLDR
description Microsoft Windows XP

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

I have tried changing the boot.ini to partition 1 and 3 and also set xp to point to the D:\ partition in EasyBCD but still same outcome. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.


Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
Hi Duffman, welcome to NST.
Download EasyBCD 2.0 latest build, delete the XP entry, add it again and let EasyBCD auto configure.