XP/Vista boot issues..annoying huh :)

#1
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
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identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=C:
default {135e53b9-b2ad-11de-8ba2-d11443eb51aa}
displayorder {135e53b9-b2ad-11de-8ba2-d11443eb51aa}
{135e53bb-b2ad-11de-8ba2-d11443eb51aa}
timeout 30
resume No
Windows Boot Loader
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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
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identifier {135e53bb-b2ad-11de-8ba2-d11443eb51aa}
device partition=C:
path \NTLDR
description Microsoft Windows XP


Boot.ini
[boot loader]
timeout=05
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[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.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
Hi Duffman, welcome to NST.
Download EasyBCD 2.0 latest build, delete the XP entry, add it again and let EasyBCD auto configure.