Boot Problems


K

Kobus

I have 2 probs.
1) I have windows installed on 2 partitions.
Partition 1= windows only goes to the f8 screen. It only restarts doesn't
matter what option I select and goes again to the f8 screen. What can I do to
get this windows to start up correctly? I need the info on that partition,
due to all the updates and e-mails. The boot.ini file seems to be correct as
follows.
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect
2)The installation on partition 2 is a new installation, due to the error on
partition 1 in order to access my pc. It gives a run time error and ask to
debug message when I go to the microsoft site. It goes to google fine, but I
haven't checked other sites yet.

Pleaaaaaaassse help

Regards

Kobus
 
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Mark L. Ferguson

You don't mention trying a 'Repair' setup on partition, which you should
try. You also might try a salvage of a restore point registry.

315341 - How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Reinstallation or Repair) of
Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315341

How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry -config-system:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q307545


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thecreator

Hi Kobus,

I dual-boot my computer, specifically for the situation you find
yourself in, now.

I also use Acronis True Image Home and use the other operating system to
restore the other one.

Use Explore to rescue the E-mail Store Folder from Outlook Express.

\Documents and Settings\Kobus\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities

Do the same for Favorites as well as your Address Book, not to mention
your Briefcase Folder if you use it on the Desktop.

\Documents and Settings\Kobus\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book

\Documents and Settings\Kobus\Favorites

\Documents and Settings\Kobus\Desktop

I can't give you a location to My Documents folder that you use, because
it does not exist within the operating system partition, but on its own
partition on my computer.

It looks like I:\My Documents

Also if you have a program that stores its data in another location,
then rescue its data also before you reformat and reinstall.

Then simply reformat and reinstall the operating system, then work with
a program like Acronis True Imge Home.
 

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