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EasyBcd failed to replace bcd


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#1 Sleepieyed

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 05:02 PM

I'm trying to use EasyBCD 2.0 on windows 7 to install my bcd changes but when I hit "install bcd" it comes up with a message "Failed to replace BCD, the process cannot access the file C:\boot\BCD because it is being used by another process

I don't know what program would be keeping up my BCD. I can provide more information if it is required.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 05:33 PM

What changes are you trying to make, using EasyBCD?

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 05:53 PM

I'm doing a dualboot. "7" is my default and "xp" is secondary.
Here's the easybcd overview text:




There are a total of 2 entries listed in the bootloader.

Default: Microsoft Windows 7
Timeout: 5 seconds
EasyBCD Boot Device: C:\

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

Entry #2
Name: Microsoft Windows XP
BCD ID: {8edbc6ed-0af0-11e0-9b1a-485b39a15ac1}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \NST\ntldr


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Posted 18 December 2010 - 08:52 PM

What guide are you following?

Installing XP after Win 7...is not the preferred method for dual-booting and I don't think it's as simple as using EasyBCD.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/8057-dual-boot-installation-windows-7-xp.html

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