Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2
You should be able to get the dual boot working like this:
Copy and paste ntldr, boot.ini and ntdtect.com from Xp partition onto 7 partition.
In Disk Management , mark 7 partition Active.
Boot 7 dvd and run startup repair 3 times.
7 will now be the System partition.
Add XP entry to bcd .
It doesn't solve the mystery of your physically disappearing Boot folder - but it shouldn't also happen on the 7 partition.
Thank you so much, your solution worked like a charm!. I would like clarify that the Boot folder doesn't disappear physically, just the BCD file (which is the Boot Configuration Data store).