XP & Vista Dual Boot Fails - Abera

Abera

New Member
#1
I just tried to get BDC going and all gos ok until I try to boot to XP on D:. Vista on C: comes up fine. Here is a pic to see where I am at. I think...
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
I can't read it like that, can you please just copy and paste the text that you took a screenshot of here?
 

Abera

New Member
#3
Sure here you go.

Code:
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                 {b59066ef-fc0d-11db-8ece-0016e683491b}
displayorder            {e74b18e4-fd18-11db-9001-c510c925e3c8}
                        {b59066ef-fc0d-11db-8ece-0016e683491b}
toolsdisplayorder       {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout                 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {e74b18e4-fd18-11db-9001-c510c925e3c8}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Microsoft Windows Vista
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {e74b18e5-fd18-11db-9001-c510c925e3c8}
nx                      OptIn

Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier              {b59066ef-fc0d-11db-8ece-0016e683491b}
device                  partition=D:
path                    \ntldr
description             Microsoft Windows
Thanks
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#5
ok, in EasyBCD's manage bootloader screen, set the drive letter for XP to C:
 

Abera

New Member
#6
Thanks, but that didn't work either. It still freezes I had to reinstall XP and started over. here is the new boot. I don't know if it has changed.

Code:
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                 {e74b18e4-fd18-11db-9001-c510c925e3c8}
displayorder            {e74b18e4-fd18-11db-9001-c510c925e3c8}
                        {b59066ef-fc0d-11db-8ece-0016e683491b}
toolsdisplayorder       {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout                 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {e74b18e4-fd18-11db-9001-c510c925e3c8}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Microsoft Windows Vista
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {e74b18e5-fd18-11db-9001-c510c925e3c8}
nx                      OptIn

Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier              {b59066ef-fc0d-11db-8ece-0016e683491b}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \ntldr
description             XP Pro
 

Abera

New Member
#7
Here it is right out of the View Settings...

There are a total of 2 entries listed in the Vista Bootloader.
Bootloader TimeOut: 30 seconds.
Default OS: Microsoft Windows Vista

Entry #1

Name: Microsoft Windows Vista
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows

Entry #2

Name: XP Pro
BCD ID: {b59066ef-fc0d-11db-8ece-0016e683491b}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \ntldr
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#8
Now that you've reinstalled XP, I assume you boot into XP directly, with no Vista?
 

Abera

New Member
#9
Yes that is how it was going. I had to through the bios and set it to the vista drive, so I got that worked out, but now I have a problem with XP. It still freezes. I have to get that worked out now. I don't think that has anything to do with the BDC.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#10
Don't change drive orders from the BIOS - it only makes things worse.

Switch it back, have XP booting OK.
In XP install EasyBCD. Manage Bootloader -> Reinstall Vista Bootloader.

If the "View Settings" page has anything weird (like "deleted partition" or "unknown drive") go to the diagnostics page and press "recreate bcd files"
 

Abera

New Member
#12
I tried to install EasyBCD on my XP side and it crashes. Is there a version that will work with XP. I saw get rid of the Vista bootloader. I didn't do it, but was wondering.
Thanks
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#13
Crashes how?

EasyBCD works on Windows 98+
 

Sarge

Active Member
#14
I tested it on XP, and Windows 98, it works, must be something else wrong with that XP system.
 
#15
This XP is messed upped. I have never seen it like this. By the way this is Abera. Abera Only seems to work when I'm running Vista. I have some pix of what is going on. The first is a text the is the Copy debug to clipboard

Code:
The system cannot find the file specified.
I'm going to see if I can upload the others. :lup:
I can see right now I can only up one at a time.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#19
Interesting.

OK - boot into XP
Delete the BOOT folder from all drives (it should only be on one drive though)
Does it ask you to auto-fix your bootloader?
If not, go to the diagnostics screen and select recreate BCD files.

Choose the drive with boot.ini for your boot drive, select your vista drive letter as XP sees it, then let that finish.
Double-check the new entry to make sure vista is on the right drive, add an XP entry, add OS X.
 
#20
Hummm This is what I'm getting now.

Code:
The volume for a file has been externally altered so that the opened file is no longer valid.
Does it ask you to auto-fix your bootloader? No it didn't.