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Windows 7: How do I edit the device path for WinXP using bcdedit?

07 Oct 2009   #11
gforce23

Win7 RTM, XP Pro, Arch Linux, Puppy (Quad boot)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Windows 7 does not use ntldr, ntdetect.com, or boot.ini to boot. Therefore overwriting them does not hurt anything. I personally have everything necessary to boot all OS on my C: drive.
No go. I'm still presented with the blank screen of death.

Funny thing is, I was able to get to the XP advanced options menu (F8) and tried to sneak my way in via the safe mode. However, the loading process got stuck after loading classpnp.sys.

I even tried booting up from the XP CD. However, before I could get to the recovery console, I was presented with an error message along the lines of "cannot process File:\i386\ntkrnlmp.exe. Press any key to exit". A cursory search on Microsoft's web site didn't throw up anything that I haven't tested.


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07 Oct 2009   #12
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

it sounds like your XP install is hosed and this is not really related to the location of the boot files. If you can get to the F8 menu for XP it means that boot files are working, just the OS isn't.
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