How can I set my bootloader to load my primary (C:) partition?

Posted by acidzombie24 on Super User See other posts from Super User or by acidzombie24
Published on 2009-08-11T19:43:36Z Indexed on 2010/03/30 2:03 UTC
Read the original article Hit count: 380

I created 4 partitions and want to use them to have seperate Windows XP, Windows 7, (possibly) Windows Vista installations, and "WinDummy" (to test applications in Vista, XP or another OS). I used Norton Ghost to install an OS to the drive in about 3 minutes.

My problem is that I installed the spare first on the 4th partition, then Windows 7 on the second. I tried to set the bootloader (with easybcd) to use the first partition - but it doesn't want to. Heres my debug screen on easybcd

As you can see, the device is set to H and i cant figure out how to change it. I can make my bootloader use Windows 7 first, but I can't make it use my C: install of XP instead of my spare H:.

How would I fix this?

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device                  partition=H:
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default                 {bc2d8409-8640-11de-aa7e-a477d86453c4}
resumeobject            {bc2d8405-8640-11de-aa7e-a477d86453c4}
displayorder            {bc2d8409-8640-11de-aa7e-a477d86453c4}
                        {bc2d8406-8640-11de-aa7e-a477d86453c4}
                        {bc2d8404-8640-11de-aa7e-a477d86453c4}
                        {466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
toolsdisplayorder       {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout                 3

Real-mode Boot Sector
---------------------
identifier              {bc2d8409-8640-11de-aa7e-a477d86453c4}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \NTLDR
description             Windows XP

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {bc2d8406-8640-11de-aa7e-a477d86453c4}
device                  partition=D:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence        {bc2d8407-8640-11de-aa7e-a477d86453c4}
recoveryenabled         Yes
osdevice                partition=D:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {bc2d8405-8640-11de-aa7e-a477d86453c4}
nx                      OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {bc2d8404-8640-11de-aa7e-a477d86453c4}
device                  partition=E:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Blank
osdevice                partition=E:
systemroot              \Windows

Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier              {466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
device                  partition=H:
path                    \ntldr
description             Windows XP Spare

© Super User or respective owner

Related posts about windows-7

Related posts about windows-xp