Win 7 & XP dual boot

Current config: AMD PHenom X4 processor; 8gb ram; Nvidia graphics card; 2-1tb hard drives; 1 250gb hard drive; 1 160gb hard drive; 2 dvd-RW drives. Now booting into Win 7 32 bit. Want to set up a second boot with XP Pro. I tried installing XP on the 160gb drive (H:), reconnected C; D: E: drives, used Easy BCD to setup dual boot. Won't boot to XP. Also would like to set up the 250gb drive for Ubuntu. Any advice or assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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  1. For future reference, the best way to set up dual boot systems is to install the older operating system first.

    When you told EasyBCD to create a boot entry for Windows XP, are you certain you pointed it to the proper hard drive? It sounds obvious, I know, but a lot of people (myself included) have or will at some point make that mistake.
  2. Are you using EasyBCD 2.0?
  3. I'm using 1.7.2
  4. To get the EasyBCD Grub support for Unbuntu you'll want to get the EasyBCD 2.0 beta from The NeoSmart Forums .
    Here is a Win7 / Ubuntu dual boot guide -Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in Perfect Harmony.
  5. Is there a similar guide for dual boot windows 7 and xp?
  6. Solved. The problem was the system saw an external usb drive and got confused. Thanks for the assist.
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