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New User - Confused!

Postby hamptonsb » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:55 pm

Hi all,

I just installed Dual Boot Pro on a new computer that had windows 7 preinstalled. I'm trying to run it in XP, but I've been getting the following error message since I ran a diagnostic. Any insights folks? I don't want to do any damage to my system by restarting...

Hampton



Microsoft .Net Framework
Unhandled exception has occured in your application. Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

Details:

See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at .()
at .(String )
at .  (Object , EventArgs )
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.RaiseEvent(Object key, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripButton.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleMouseUp(MouseEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEventInteractive(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEvent(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
CodeBase: file:///J:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
----------------------------------------
DualBootPRO
Assembly Version: 1.1.0.0
Win32 Version: 1.1.0.0
CodeBase: file:///J:/Program%20Files/PROnetworks/DualBootPRO/DualBootPRO.exe
----------------------------------------
System.Windows.Forms
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
CodeBase: file:///J:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
----------------------------------------
System
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
CodeBase: file:///J:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Drawing
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
CodeBase: file:///J:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
----------------------------------------
BcdProvider
Assembly Version: 1.1.0.0
Win32 Version: 1.1.0.0
CodeBase: file:///J:/Program%20Files/PROnetworks/DualBootPRO/BcdProvider.DLL
----------------------------------------
idllfunc
Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
CodeBase: file:///J:/Program%20Files/PROnetworks/DualBootPRO/idllfunc.DLL
----------------------------------------
AutomaticUpdater
Assembly Version: 2.5.24.0
Win32 Version: 2.5.24.0
CodeBase: file:///J:/Program%20Files/PROnetworks/DualBootPRO/AutomaticUpdater.DLL
----------------------------------------
MyToolBox
Assembly Version: 1.0.2998.32584
Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
CodeBase: file:///J:/Program%20Files/PROnetworks/DualBootPRO/MyToolBox.DLL
----------------------------------------
enum
Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
CodeBase: file:///J:/Program%20Files/PROnetworks/DualBootPRO/enum.DLL
----------------------------------------

************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging
enabled.

For example:

<configuration>
<system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
</configuration>

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.
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Re: New User - Confused!

Postby Grav!ty » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:00 pm

Did you install .Net 2.0 when prompted to during installion of DualBootPRO?
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Re: New User - Confused!

Postby hamptonsb » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:04 pm

I was never prompted to - should I download it now?
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Re: New User - Confused!

Postby Grav!ty » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:08 pm

hamptonsb wrote:I was never prompted to - should I download it now?


Yes, DBP needs that to be able to work and you should have been prompted to install it before you were able to install DBP. It's very weird that you weren't and we'll check on that...thanks for letting us know.
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Re: New User - Confused!

Postby hamptonsb » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:10 pm

Just to be sure, this is the version of .Net that I want to install, correct?

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta ... laylang=en
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Re: New User - Confused!

Postby Grav!ty » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:12 pm

That should do it :yesnod:
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Re: New User - Confused!

Postby hamptonsb » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:34 pm

I successfully installed (or it actually said repair and install .Net framework), but when I went to reboot, I booted to windows 7. How do I get back to XP?
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Re: New User - Confused!

Postby Grav!ty » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:45 pm

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Re: New User - Confused!

Postby hamptonsb » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:38 pm

Still no luck - I am booting to XP now, but I have no boot menu at startup. Dual Boot does, however, recognize a Windows 7 operating system - I just can't get to it. I tried to install a "windows legacy" bootloader on the system bootloader page as well, but that has not worked - it still does not recognize the xp machine.

I went through the guide you just posted, but no success their either. Please advise.
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Re: New User - Confused!

Postby Grav!ty » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:58 pm

Where are the boot system files for Windows 7 (bootmgr and the folder Boot) and where are the boot system files for XP (boot.ini, ntldr and NTDETECT.COM)? Are they on the root of the same partition - the partition tagged (System) as per Disk Management?

Did you add a drive letter to the (System) partition to unhide it before installing XP?

I'm about to log off for the night so unless someone else gets to help you, see you in the morning my time. You may want to read through some of the other guides with appropriate titles in the guides forum in the meantime.
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