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Windows 7: Boot screen Problem: The XP option restarts the PC


08 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 / Windows XP
 
 
Boot screen Problem: The XP option restarts the PC

Hi.

I had Windows 7 7057 & XP running Fine, Dual Boot was working fine
On The Same Disk but different partition:

c: / Windows 7 7057
d: / XP

To install the Windows 7 RC 7100 i've formatted the c: partition and installed on it.
No problems at all during installation. Windows 7 RC is running Fine.

XP is lost, so i've tried to add it to the boot options using EasyBCD 1.7.2, FAILED. Then running as ADMINISTRATOR bcedit.exe:
i've done this:


Heres my boot "overview" takem from EasyBCD
Code:
bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"
 
bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=D:
 
bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr
 
bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast
When i restart the Boot options appears Windows 7 and Windows Xp

But when i choose the XP option and Hit the enter key, the system immediately restarts.


Code:
Entry #1

Name:  Windows 7
BCD ID:  {current}
Drive:  C:\
Bootloader Path:  \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory:  \Windows

Entry #2

Name:  Windows Xp
BCD ID:  {ntldr}
Drive:  D:\
Bootloader Path:  \ntldr

Entry #3

Name:  Win XP PRO
BCD ID:  {feeb7bd1-3bcc-11de-86d6-d8002af62693}
Drive:  D:\
Bootloader Path:  \ntldr

Any suggestions about how to fix my boot and recover my XP?

Thanks.


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08 May 2009   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Can you post a screenshot of bcdedit, and Disk Management?

Like these:

Boot screen Problem: The XP option restarts the PC-a102009-02-06_031225.jpg

Boot screen Problem: The XP option restarts the PC-diskmanagement2009-02-04_031947.jpg


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08 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 / Windows XP
 
 

Thanks for your reply
here they are.


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08 May 2009   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

C is the System partition.

Go to folder Options, make sure Hidden files and folders are showing, and untick Hide protected operating system files, Apply, OK.

Post screenshots of your C and D partitions - we are looking for the location of the bootfiles.
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08 May 2009   #5

7600.20510 x86
 
 

I want to say delete entry number 2 and try booting into XP then, but do not want to ruin anything for you if I'm wrong.

Any other opinions on this? Am I wrong?

The reason I say is because my triple boot with XP shows XP like his number 3.

And why are there two entries pointing to D:?


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08 May 2009   #6

Windows 7 / Windows XP
 
 

Both Screenshots, thanks for replying.


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09 May 2009   #7

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Well, I still say to delete entry 2 from your boot menu and try. If I'm wrong, it will not affect booting into 7 and you could still make any changes to the boot loader again.

In the OP, you mention "recover" XP. I understand what you mean, but nothing is actually wrong with XP. You can use bios to change to the XP drive to boot from and it will fine...if you need to get into XP immediately for any reason.

...but ya, the goal here is to get both 7 and XP booting correct from the 7 boot loader of course.
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