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Solved: XP Not Booting no BSOD

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lionic, Apr 17, 2008.

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  1. lionic

    lionic Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I have a dual boot scenario.
    C: Windows XP SP2
    d: Windows Vista

    On bootup, after selecting XP in the OS Selection Menu, it refuses to boot. There is not BSOD which i can see even after "Disabling Automatic System Restart on Failure".

    I cant boot into any of the Safe Modes and the "Use last known good configuration that worked" does not work.

    Some of the things i did before this started to happen are as follows:

    1) Ran an online virus scanner, namely OneCare
    2) Used gpedit.msc
    Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System
    Here i clicked on the "turn off autoplay", enabled the option, and set it to disable autoplay on all drives.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Elvandil

    Elvandil

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    What happens when you try to boot or select one of the menu items?
     
  3. lionic

    lionic Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    Thanks for getting back to me.

    When i select XP, the computer just restarts...but i can still boot into Vista

    Here is my boot.ini for XP

    ;
    ;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
    ;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
    ;
    [boot loader]
    timeout=15
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Media Center Edition" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT

    and here's what i get when i type bcdedit.exe in the vista command prompt

    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier {bootmgr}
    device partition=C:
    description Windows Boot Manager
    locale en-US
    inherit {globalsettings}
    default {ntldr}
    resumeobject {06c7164d-87f6-11dc-b793-df569e350380}
    displayorder {ntldr}
    {current}
    toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    timeout 15

    Windows Legacy OS Loader
    ------------------------
    identifier {ntldr}
    device partition=C:
    path \ntldr
    description Earlier Version of Windows

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {current}
    device partition=D:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Microsoft Windows Vista
    locale en-US
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    osdevice partition=D:
    systemroot \Windows
    resumeobject {06c7164d-87f6-11dc-b793-df569e350380}
    nx OptIn
     
  4. Elvandil

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  5. lionic

    lionic Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I found out the problem.

    My C drive was missing ntdetect.com. So i ran "recovery console" and copied "ntldr"(just in case) and "ntdetect.com" from the i386 folder to my c drive.

    I had by mistake deleted it thinking it was a virus (namely ntdetec1) a really long time back. Dunno why my pc used to boot even after deleting it... ? :confused:

    Thanks for the help!!
     
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