Making a former Slave HD bootable


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Gary Chanson

aa said:
"Pegasus (MVP)" <[email protected]> ÓÏÏÂÝÉÌ/ÓÏÏÂÝÉÌÁ × ÎÏ×ÏÓÔÑÈ ÓÌÅÄÕÀÝÅÅ:
When you report back, do not
write "misconfigured bootable device".
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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Pegasus \(MVP\)

aa said:
"Pegasus (MVP)" <[email protected]> ÓÏÏÂÝÉÌ/ÓÏÏÂÝÉÌÁ × ÎÏ×ÏÓÔÑÈ ÓÌÅÄÕÀÝÅÅ:
When you report back, do
not
write "misconfigured bootable device".
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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Guest

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
 
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