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Making a former Slave HD bootable

 
 
Gary Chanson
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      10th Sep 2007

"aa" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>
> "Pegasus (MVP)" <(E-Mail Removed)> / :
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...> When you report back, do not
> write "misconfigured bootable device".
> > Instead you must quote the full error message ***verbatim***!
> >

> I used this as a shortcut to an earlier quotet verbatim:
> w2k could not start because of a computer hardware config problem. Could not
> read from the selected boot disk. Check
> boot path and disk hardware.


This is not a BIOS error. It's a message for the Windows loader.

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      10th Sep 2007

"aa" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>
> "Pegasus (MVP)" <(E-Mail Removed)> / :
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...> When you report back, do
> not
> write "misconfigured bootable device".
>> Instead you must quote the full error message ***verbatim***!
>>

> I used this as a shortcut to an earlier quotet verbatim:
> w2k could not start because of a computer hardware config problem. Could
> not
> read from the selected boot disk. Check
> boot path and disk hardware.
>


This means that in the line
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(x)partition(y)\WINDOWS= . . .
either the the disk number (x) or the partition number
(y) is incorrect. Change them until you get it right!


 
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      23rd Oct 2007
I have a problem that associated to the one described it is FDISK /mbr & SYS :C
related.
I have a 150 G HD, a thing FAT can’ t recognise as being so it recognises it
as barely 20 MB.
I had to install MS XP first on it because it only could be installed as
being NTFS.
It all worked fine, all my important DOC ‘s are on it right now.
Because I had to use an older MS Windows 98 version program I did install it
on a second HD (10 G ), no problem what so ever. Of course it worked fine to.
But multi boot was preferable and I went for it. Intending not to disturb
the NTFS HD
I did install on the FAT HD NT 4, which does recognises and in the beginning
did recognise the 150 G HD. I planned to install MS XP on the 10G HD, but
encountered
problems?
And now the problem started, I had to use my old Win 98 Boot disk to have
the MBR of the 10 G HD cleaned, meanwhile the 150 G HD was connected as
second master. I also performed a SYS :C on the 10 G HD. It looked fine and
installed easily
MS XP. While checking after the installation how everything was seen on “MY
COMPUTER” I saw both HD, but the 150 G HD wasn’t seen anymore as being NTFS
and can ‘t therefore be red. I checked as much as my knowledge goes but
found no solution.
I really need to find a way to reuse the 150 GHD without loosing all my data.
I guess that FDISK /mbr & SYS :C worked fine on the 10 G HD and possibly
also on the 150 G HD……
I badlly need a way to rescue my NTFS HD with its contents, does a NTFS
tools exists to do this job??

Reinier Verly


"aa" wrote:

> fdisk /mbr did not help. Id does no send any messages - just pause for a
> second and returns the prompt - is it supposed to be like this?
> BTW an attempt to boot says that w2k could not start because of a computer
> hardware config problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check
> boot path and disk hardware. So it somehow knows that I want to load w2k
> which should mean that the boot sector is OK?
> "Pegasus (MVP)" <(E-Mail Removed)> ÓÏÏÂÝÉÌ/ÓÏÏÂÝÉÌÁ × ÎÏ×ÏÓÔÑÈ ÓÌÅÄÕÀÝÅÅ:
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >
> > "aa" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > >I have two harddrives on my PC, teh Primary has XP and the Slave has w2k
> > >
> > > The Primary HD crushed, I took it out and moved the Slave in its place,
> > > while seting the jamper on the Slave into "Master or single drive"
> > > position.
> > >
> > > Now how do I make this HD bootable?
> > >
> > >

> >
> > It depends.
> >
> > If the partition on the slave disk is a logical drive inside
> > an extended partition then you have to use a third-party
> > product such as Acronis to convert the logical drive into
> > a primary partition.
> >
> > If it is already a primary partition then you can do this:
> > - Boot the machine with a Win98 boot disk (www.bootdisk.com)
> > - Execute this command:
> > fdisk /mbr
> >
> > The command will restore your MBR. If someone
> > tells you that this won't work for NTFS partitions,
> > ignore them. The MBR is not part of the file system.
> >
> > Another method requires you to boot the machine
> > with your Win2000 boot CD, go into the Recovery
> > Console and execute these commands
> > fixboot
> > fixmbr
> >
> > Your machine may or may not boot after this. If it
> > does not, post again.
> >
> >

>
>
>

 
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      23rd Oct 2007
It sounds like you need a BIOS update to handle drives larger then 128 GB.

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"Reinier Verly" <Reinier (E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> I have a problem that associated to the one described it is FDISK /mbr & SYS

:C
> related.
> I have a 150 G HD, a thing FAT can' t recognise as being so it recognises it
> as barely 20 MB.
> I had to install MS XP first on it because it only could be installed as
> being NTFS.
> It all worked fine, all my important DOC 's are on it right now.
> Because I had to use an older MS Windows 98 version program I did install it
> on a second HD (10 G ), no problem what so ever. Of course it worked fine

to.
> But multi boot was preferable and I went for it. Intending not to disturb
> the NTFS HD
> I did install on the FAT HD NT 4, which does recognises and in the beginning
> did recognise the 150 G HD. I planned to install MS XP on the 10G HD, but
> encountered
> problems?
> And now the problem started, I had to use my old Win 98 Boot disk to have
> the MBR of the 10 G HD cleaned, meanwhile the 150 G HD was connected as
> second master. I also performed a SYS :C on the 10 G HD. It looked fine and
> installed easily
> MS XP. While checking after the installation how everything was seen on "MY
> COMPUTER" I saw both HD, but the 150 G HD wasn't seen anymore as being NTFS
> and can 't therefore be red. I checked as much as my knowledge goes but
> found no solution.
> I really need to find a way to reuse the 150 GHD without loosing all my

data.
> I guess that FDISK /mbr & SYS :C worked fine on the 10 G HD and possibly
> also on the 150 G HD..
> I badlly need a way to rescue my NTFS HD with its contents, does a NTFS
> tools exists to do this job??
>
> Reinier Verly
>
>
> "aa" wrote:
>
> > fdisk /mbr did not help. Id does no send any messages - just pause for a
> > second and returns the prompt - is it supposed to be like this?
> > BTW an attempt to boot says that w2k could not start because of a computer
> > hardware config problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check
> > boot path and disk hardware. So it somehow knows that I want to load w2k
> > which should mean that the boot sector is OK?
> > "Pegasus (MVP)" <(E-Mail Removed)> / :
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > >
> > > "aa" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > >I have two harddrives on my PC, teh Primary has XP and the Slave has

w2k
> > > >
> > > > The Primary HD crushed, I took it out and moved the Slave in its

place,
> > > > while seting the jamper on the Slave into "Master or single drive"
> > > > position.
> > > >
> > > > Now how do I make this HD bootable?
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > It depends.
> > >
> > > If the partition on the slave disk is a logical drive inside
> > > an extended partition then you have to use a third-party
> > > product such as Acronis to convert the logical drive into
> > > a primary partition.
> > >
> > > If it is already a primary partition then you can do this:
> > > - Boot the machine with a Win98 boot disk (www.bootdisk.com)
> > > - Execute this command:
> > > fdisk /mbr
> > >
> > > The command will restore your MBR. If someone
> > > tells you that this won't work for NTFS partitions,
> > > ignore them. The MBR is not part of the file system.
> > >
> > > Another method requires you to boot the machine
> > > with your Win2000 boot CD, go into the Recovery
> > > Console and execute these commands
> > > fixboot
> > > fixmbr
> > >
> > > Your machine may or may not boot after this. If it
> > > does not, post again.
> > >
> > >

> >
> >
> >



 
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