April 29, 2013
I am in the process of re-configuring my XP machine from a triple boot when I got this on the post up screen "INVALID BOOT.INI BOOTING FROM C:\WINDOWS". If you google this one will find a ton of info but none of it would work on my machine except for one little tidbit of info from Neosmart, where Easy BCD comes from. I was finally able to trace down the culprit from a folder entry put their by Easy BCD. Finding and fixing are two different things, I have an older XP machine that I use in my shop and I had to copy and paste the ntldr, ntdetect, and the boot.ini onto a thumb drive and copy the ntldr and the ntdetect to the root of my C:\ and copy and save the boot.ini from the old machine to the one I am re-configuring. It is now booting normally. I was then able to delete the unwanted folder.
The moral of this post is be careful of how you use Easy BCD.
April 29, 2013
One really needs to learn the BOOTCFG for XP and the BCDEDIT commands for Vista and up and not rely on EasyBCD.
I have W7 in a VM on this machine already am seriously thinking on installing Ubuntu 14.04 and play with it for awhile but I do not have as much control in a VM as I would in dual boot with XP.
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