I recently had a major system crash. Motherboard fried itself. I had a multiboot system with Windows XP Pro, Windows Vista and Windows 7. All were working fine but something major happened with the hardware and XP won't boot on drive. I took HDD out of old system and put into another rig but it won't boot up so I can change hardware config and drivers. I keep getting BSODs. So that easy solution is out. I have to do something else.
Fortunately, the good news is I do complete backups of data and take Acronis disk images weekly, as well. My last disk image was from a week ago when system was working fine so I want to restore that one.
Here's my problem, the image is only the XP partition and nothing else so when I try to boot it I get the 3 choices menu from previous multiboot setup, obviously, but can't boot up. So, how can I fix the boot manager it I can't get past this point to get into Win7 even to fix? I used Easy BCD to edit the Windows Boot Manager
What I'm doing is a test run on a spare HDD. I installed Windows 7, then created a partition for XP. Then I boot system with Acronis disk and ask it to restore to a 2nd partition that I created for XP. It works and restores just fine. Hope was that I could fix the Boot Menu from Win7 to point to new XP part and new 7 part. Major problem is I can't get past the Boot Manager and the subsequent error screens to get into either Windows 7 OR my restored XP Pro.
Help Tech buddies, how can I fix this? Thanks!!