XP + XP + W7 + W7 + Ubuntu booting

#1
Hi!.

I have 4 Windows & 1 Linux Ubuntu 9.10. I've got the Win 7 x64, Win XP x32, Win XP x64, Win 7 x32 & Ub7.10.

Some time ago W7 x64 started to fail (some errors with Explorer.exe). This Windows is really Buggy so y decided to reinstall it.

The question is, will the EasyBCD recognize both Windows XP?. Could I recover the GRUB & Linux after installing Win7 again?.

Some Info:

Scan from Windows XP x32:

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale es-ES
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {b2167467-ab23-11de-827e-faade2c56b58}
resumeobject {b2167466-ab23-11de-827e-faade2c56b58}
displayorder {466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
{b2167467-ab23-11de-827e-faade2c56b58}
{b2167463-ab23-11de-827e-faade2c56b58}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 30

Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier {466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
device partition=C:
path \ntldr
description Windows XP

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {b2167467-ab23-11de-827e-faade2c56b58}
device partition=G:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7 x64
locale es-ES
loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {b2167468-ab23-11de-827e-faade2c56b58}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=G:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {b2167466-ab23-11de-827e-faade2c56b58}
nx OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {b2167463-ab23-11de-827e-faade2c56b58}
device partition=H:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale es-ES
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {b2167464-ab23-11de-827e-faade2c56b58}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=H:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {b2167462-ab23-11de-827e-faade2c56b58}
nx OptIn

Scan From Windows 7 x64:

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale es-ES
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {b2167467-ab23-11de-827e-faade2c56b58}
resumeobject {b2167466-ab23-11de-827e-faade2c56b58}
displayorder {466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
{b2167467-ab23-11de-827e-faade2c56b58}
{b2167463-ab23-11de-827e-faade2c56b58}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 30

Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier {466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
device partition=C:
path \ntldr
description Windows XP

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {b2167467-ab23-11de-827e-faade2c56b58}
device partition=F:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7 x64
locale es-ES
loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {b2167468-ab23-11de-827e-faade2c56b58}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=F:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {b2167466-ab23-11de-827e-faade2c56b58}
nx OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {b2167463-ab23-11de-827e-faade2c56b58}
device partition=G:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale es-ES
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {b2167464-ab23-11de-827e-faade2c56b58}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=G:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {b2167462-ab23-11de-827e-faade2c56b58}
nx OptIn
I read in this post that gidoro had some problems when trying to add two Windows XP:

Code:
http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=7153
;
;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
;
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional x64 Edition" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT
BOOT.ini

So , Is EasyBCD my best option to solve the problem?.
:smile:

Thanks.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Yes, there is no problem.

Better yet, EasyBCD 2.0 can give you all of these 5 operating systems on one menu. That is to say, no need to go to the boot.ini menu then pick one of the two XPs from there.

See Windows XP - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki