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31 Aug 2009  

Windows 7

Hello and thanks in advance for your help.
I got this situation with Dual Booting Windows 7 and Windows XP.
A Laptop with a 320GB HDD, partitioned like in the screenshot (taken from Win7, let me know if it's need one taken from WinXP).
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and

In the second partition I installed WinXP and then (mean after, like in Method Two of this "How To") in the third one I installed Win7. No problems with the installation of Win7.
I've made a backup of my BCD store, and here is the actual output of bcdedit.exe:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP-bcdedit.output.jpg

Well my problem is like this: If after a reboot I select WinXP in the menu, the next time the system reboot (right after I finish working within WinXP), it presents the next screen:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP-boot.output.jpg

The "\Boot\BCD", should be in the second partition i.e. the WinXP partition (drive letter "C:"), but it is missing. What I do is, to recover the Win7 through the Recovery Environment from the Win7 DVD Installation. Then manually insert the WinXP ({ntldr}) object to the BCD store, but as I already explained after a WinXP reboot I get this screen, if I reboot and work with Win7 everything goes normal.
So the big question is, how do I fix this...

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