installation of w2k in one partition corrupts files in another partition

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  1. aa

    aa Guest

    I have w2k and XP installed on two different partitions on the same physical
    disk.
    Then w2k stopped loading (after accepting the password it produced a blank
    blue screen which would not react to anything other than Main Switch)
    I re-installed w2k on that partition, first formatting it.
    Now XP would not start (on sellecting XP from boot.ini options a picture
    flushed as if w2k is being booted, and then a blue blank screen freezes.
    In a safety mode it says that windows 2000 (???) cannot be started for file
    windows/system32/config/system is missing or corrupt

    How come installation of w2k in one partition can corrupt files in another
    partition and how do I get round it?
     
    aa, Feb 21, 2005
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  2. "aa" <> wrote in message
    news:eQSSET%...
    > I have w2k and XP installed on two different partitions on the same

    physical
    > disk.
    > Then w2k stopped loading (after accepting the password it produced a blank
    > blue screen which would not react to anything other than Main Switch)
    > I re-installed w2k on that partition, first formatting it.
    > Now XP would not start (on sellecting XP from boot.ini options a picture
    > flushed as if w2k is being booted, and then a blue blank screen freezes.
    > In a safety mode it says that windows 2000 (???) cannot be started for

    file
    > windows/system32/config/system is missing or corrupt
    >
    > How come installation of w2k in one partition can corrupt files in another
    > partition and how do I get round it?
    >
    >


    This is because you used the native Windows boot loader,
    which is shared by the two OSs. You must now restore the
    two hidden files c:\ntldr and c:\ntdetect.com from the i386
    folder of your WinXP CD.
     
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Feb 21, 2005
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  3. aa

    aa Guest

    Thanks a lot - this worked

    Thanks a lot - this worked
     
    aa, Feb 21, 2005
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