XP won't load

Hi. I tried following the instructions listed here, but when I downloaded the boot files, there was no copy of the boot.ini, so instead of proceeding, I thought I would ask for advice.

When the screen comes up to select my OS and I select WinXP, I get the following error:

Windows Boot Manager has experienced a problem.
File: \windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The selected entry couldn't be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
These are the current bootloader settings:
There are a total of 2 entries listed in the bootloader.

Default: Windows 7 Home Premium (recovered)
Timeout: 10 seconds
EasyBCD Boot Device: C:\

Entry #1
Name: Windows 7 Home Premium (recovered)
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Entry #2
Name: Microsoft Windows XP
BCD ID: {2a502a75-3b8a-11e0-9733-f0e3b852cb83}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \NST\ntldr

I don't know how to proceed without a proper boot.ini


Super Moderator
Staff member
Add a new entry for XP with the [thread=642]latest build[/thread]. It should create the files for you automatically in the right spot.


Beat me to it lol :smile:
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Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Your description was better, though :wink:
The beta builds worked reasonably well. Its the first time for me since I rebuilt my machine in September that I was able to at least attempt to boot my old XP partition. Now it crashes on load probably due to my RAID drives and lack of driver support. But the EasyBCD at least did what I needed from it.