Boot loader will not recognize Win XP

  tamsin 12:40 15 Jan 2010
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I have had to reinstall WIN7 Home Premium 64 bit and have lost access to XP SP3. So I used Easy BCD to add XP and ended up with Entry #3 as below. When trying to access XP I get a message: File NTLDR, Status 0xc000000f. Application missing or corrupt.
I have not made any changes to the XP partition or Vista partition. Need XP to continue using some hardware.
How can I overcome this problem please.


There are a total of 3 entries listed in the Vista Bootloader.
Bootloader Timeout: 30 seconds.
Default OS: Windows 7

Entry #1

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

Entry #2

Name: Windows Vista
BCD ID: {e8709fb6-fa5f-11db-be4d-e219ece5282e}
Drive: E:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows

Entry #3

Name: Microsoft Windows
BCD ID: {7ca3af05-e600-11de-9022-e7dd53ff8328}
Drive: D:\
Bootloader Path: \NTLDR

  seefuu1 14:40 15 Jan 2010

Had a problem like this myself,mine was solved by copy and pasting the two hidden files below ,from XP's boot drive, into the root of my windows 7 boot drive.Then i used the easyBCD 2.0 program to auto complete and update xp's new boot.ini ,which is also automatically placed in the root of my windows 7 boot drive by easyBCD.

ntldr
ntdetect.com

Her's a picture showing how mine looks

click here
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easyBCD shows this in mine;

Default: Windows 7
Timeout: 30 seconds.
Boot Drive: C:\

Entry #1
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Entry #2
Name: Microsoft Windows XP
BCD ID: {aabebfa8-fb11-11de-b9f9-943395e112db}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \NTLDR
............................................
And the boot.ini in my windows 7 drive reads as;

[boot loader]
timeout=20
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(3)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Windows XP on G:\" /fastdetect
..........................................

If you still have problems,try the windows 7 forums,they helped fix my dual boot missing XP problems!

click here

  Zeppelyn 15:55 16 Jan 2010

Tamsin

Entry No.3 should be Drive: C:\ if that is your boot drive, use Easy BCD so that the entry points to your boot drive. You can easily tell which that is as it will have files bootmgr, boot.ini, ntldr, ntdetect.com and a folder named Boot on it.

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