The type of entry created depends on whether or not the “autoconfiguration checkbox” is selected when adding a new Windows XP entry in Easy BCD 2.0 and above (see the next section for more info).
When a new NTLDR-based entry is created, Easy BCD creates the following files: In this case, will contain one or more entries in the standard format.
NOTE: Many users search this site for the word minidump which often accompanies these Stop Message errors.
The fact that a memory minidump occurred tells you nothing except what you already know — that there was an error.
When you power on your PC, the BIOS is loaded which first detects and initializes basic hardware, then loads a small amount of binary code stored in the MBR of the primary boot disk.
These appear only in the NT-based operating systems: Win NT, Win 2000, Win XP, and Vista. STOP messages are identified by an 8-digit hexadecimal number, but also commonly written in a shorthand notation; e.g., a STOP 0x0000000A may also be written Stop 0x A.
Four additional 8-digit hex numbers may appear in parentheses, usually unique to your computer and the particular situation.
Selecting the first Windows XP entry in the top-level BCD menu will directly load the first copy of Windows XP and selecting the second Windows XP entry in the top-level BCD menu will take you directly to the second copy of Windows XP, with no additional menu or action in between.
Easy LDR sits quietly and invisibly in the middle, making sure everything works as expected.