Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows failed to start error. Dual boot issue.


17 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Windows failed to start error. Dual boot issue.

Greetings to everyone in Seven Forums. I could use your help with a problem I have.
There are 2 discs in my PC, a Seagate SATA and a Maxtor IDE. I installed Windows XP Professional 32-bit on the Seagate disc (partition D) and afterwards Windows 7 Professional 64-bit on the Maxtor disc (partition C), however I didn't get the OS selection menu at all; I could only access Windows 7.
I ran cmd and typed the following commands:

bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"
bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=D:
bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr
bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast

This way the selection menu appeared normally. Now, when I select Windows 7 the system loads up perfectly, but when I select Windows XP I get this error message:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem repair your windows installation.
File: \ntldr
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

What's wrong? Any suggestions? Here are the bcd and disc management snapshots.



Attached Thumbnails
Windows failed to start error. Dual boot issue.-disk-management.jpg  
Attached Images
 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Windows failed to start error. Dual boot issue.




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Windows failed to start error. Dual boot issue.
Thread Forum
Solved Windows XP 64bit/Win7 dual boot failed Installation & Setup
0xc000000e Boot Selection Failed - Dual-Boot Boot Sequence Issue? General Discussion
Solved failed windows 7 and xp dual boot Installation & Setup
SFC error: bootres.dll - dual boot issue? Performance & Maintenance
Solved Win Boot Mgr-windows failed to start! Installation & Setup
windows 7 wont work due to failed dual boot with ubuntu BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:33 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33