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Windows 7: ARC error "Too many configuration entries"

04 Sep 2011   #1
welshpaul

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
ARC error "Too many configuration entries"

Hi folks, first post here!

I have had Windows 7 Pro x64 installed for a while and have recently tried reinstalling XP Pro on a seperate hard drive to dual-boot in order to test out some older software/hardware compatibility.
Windows 7 boots up just fine but when I try to select Windows XP, I get the error ARC error "Too many configuration entries".

I have used EasyBCD to add the Windows XP entry to the boot menu and my boot.ini file is listed below (oddly, Windows 7 is still my default OS at startup but it is not mentioned in it!):

[boot loader]
timeout=15
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows XP on G:\" /fastdetect

I have specifically installed them on two physically seperate drives: is this the problem? I did try to to install them on different partitions on the same drive in the past but this caused other problems to Windows 7's startup.


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04 Sep 2011   #2
theog

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Try deleting all entrys of Win Xp with EasyBCD, & reboot start afresh with EasyBCD.
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04 Sep 2011   #3
welshpaul

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Forgive my ignorance here, but do you mean format the XP partition and then add an entry for Windows XP before reinstalling it?
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04 Sep 2011   #4
theog

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NO,just delete all entrys of Win Xp with EasyBCD.

ARC error "Too many configuration entries"-easybcd-003.png


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04 Sep 2011   #5
welshpaul

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks. I tried that but still got the same error when I rebooted and tried to launch XP.
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04 Sep 2011   #6
theog

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May be worth doing a Repair install of Win XP.

XP Repair Install
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04 Sep 2011   #7
welshpaul

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks. I'll give it a go but since this is the second time in a couple of days that I've installed XP onto this partition I'm not sure if that's going to have much effect.
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04 Sep 2011   #8
theog

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I would delete all the Win XP boot file from Disk0 first.
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04 Sep 2011   #9
welshpaul

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
I would delete all the Win XP boot file from Disk0 first.
Sorry to sound a bit thick, but I'm not exactly sure which are the XP boot files and which belong to Windows 7 now. I've included a screenshot of my C drive which is on disk0, with hidden and system files visible. The XP partition on disk1 has been formatted.
I am not sure which ones to remove and am not too confident about removing any unknown files.

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d...aul/cdrive.jpg
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04 Sep 2011   #10
theog

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Screenshot of Windows 7 only.

ARC error "Too many configuration entries"-capture2.png


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