Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
Marking XP partition Active in advance of install may tell the XP installer where to place the boot files so that it becomes self contained and views itself as C.
You can do this in Windows 7 Disk Mgmt, delete XP partition, create it again NTFS Primary and mark Active. Partition or Volume - Create New Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)
Install XP. After install boot Windows 7 DVD to change Active flag to System Reserved, run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times
until Windows 7 boots.
Install EasyBCD, add XP from Windows 7.
It worked! C is what it should be.
Thanks! Would it be possible to update the tutorial to include those steps as a precaution?
Unfortunately, it didn't take long for me to break it. You see, when it booted, there were 2 entries for XP.
I decided to try and delete the extra entry with EasyBCD's Edit function (after checking to make sure both
XP entries booted) and...oopsies! Now I'm getting an "NST/ntldr" error on XP startup, and when I try to repair it, as the error suggests, the XP disc just tries to reinstall. I can't get into recovery mode (this disturbs me and I can't solve it). Researching it now...
I suck! Edit:
I fixed it using your instructions here
Thanks a bunch for all the help!