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Ghosted, cannot boot Winxp.

Postby Azjo » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:10 am


I have installed Windows XP as normal on a clean hd, and then made a ghost backup of that partition, and it works.
Then i have formatted harddrive and installed windows 7.
Afterwards i have restored Windows XP on the next partition and used bootpro to add winxp boot.
However, when i choose winxp the monitor goes blank immediately, and the system restarts.

Disk management picture attached.
winxp boot.ini:
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {4049bb80-2ba2-11df-a068-87902b03d0bf}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {4049bb82-2ba2-11df-a068-87902b03d0bf}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {4049bb80-2ba2-11df-a068-87902b03d0bf}
nx OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {4049bb82-2ba2-11df-a068-87902b03d0bf}
device ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\4049bb82-2ba2-11df-a068-87902b03d0bf\Winre.wim,{4049bb83-2ba2-11df-a068-87902b03d0bf}
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Recovery Environment
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\4049bb82-2ba2-11df-a068-87902b03d0bf\Winre.wim,{4049bb83-2ba2-11df-a068-87902b03d0bf}
systemroot \windows
nx OptIn
winpe Yes

Resume from Hibernate
identifier {4049bb80-2ba2-11df-a068-87902b03d0bf}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winresume.exe
description Windows Resume Application
locale en-US
inherit {resumeloadersettings}
filedevice partition=C:
filepath \hiberfil.sys
debugoptionenabled No

Windows Memory Tester
identifier {memdiag}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
path \boot\memtest.exe
description Windows Memory Diagnostic
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
badmemoryaccess Yes

Windows Legacy OS Loader
identifier {ntldr}
device partition=D:
path \ntldr
description Win XP

EMS Settings
identifier {emssettings}
bootems Yes

Debugger Settings
identifier {dbgsettings}
debugtype Serial
debugport 1
baudrate 115200

RAM Defects
identifier {badmemory}

Global Settings
identifier {globalsettings}
inherit {dbgsettings}

Boot Loader Settings
identifier {bootloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}

Inherited Settings (20200003)
identifier {7ff607e0-4395-11db-b0de-0800200c9a66}
custom:250000f3 0
custom:250000f4 1
custom:250000f5 115200

Resume Loader Settings
identifier {resumeloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}

Device options
identifier {4049bb83-2ba2-11df-a068-87902b03d0bf}
description Ramdisk Options
ramdisksdidevice partition=C:
ramdisksdipath \Recovery\4049bb82-2ba2-11df-a068-87902b03d0bf\boot.sdi

So what is the problem here? I really hope this can actually be fixed.
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Re: Ghosted, cannot boot Winxp.

Postby Grav!ty » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:25 am

These guides should help you get both operating systems booting again. Your issue is not exactly the same but the solution is similar. Don't miss the first part of the second guide about the Windows 7 system partition.



unplugged-xp-drive-for-vista-setup-can-t-dual-boot-to-xp-t84455.html (Windows 7 uses the same boot system files as Vista)


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Re: Ghosted, cannot boot Winxp.

Postby Azjo » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:10 am

I pretty much knew all the things from your links but i retried most just to make sure, and it didnt work.

However, i solved it by putting BCD boot on the Winxp drive, so the 3rd partition.
And then i can easily boot XP and windows 7.
So it looks like boot has to be on a windows xp partition, in order to boot both operation systems.
Can this be right? Or is there something odd going on here?

Anyways, that made the 100mb reserved system useless so i rearranged partitions and put Windows XP on C:\ and Windows 7 on D:\ and put boot on C:\ naturally.
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Re: Ghosted, cannot boot Winxp.

Postby NT50 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:21 pm

More than likely when you Ghosted back XP was your system drive as you can probably see in disk Managment.
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