Windows XP starts only half after changing partitions


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Oliver

I have a Windows Vista and a Windows XP on my computer.

my first HD had 4 partitons (1st partition is for system recovery,
whether Vista nor XP can access it (non NTFS)), 2nd partition is
Vista, 3rd partition was just empty and the 4th partition is XP.

I removed the 3rd partiton and joined it with the 4th, so that XP has
more space.

Now i still can boot my Vista but I have a little problem with XP.

I can chose XP from the OS menu at system startup, and then it also
says XP is loading, but then stops loading, when it already entered
grafical modus.

I guess I am doing something wrong with my boot.ini?

Here is what diskpart says about my partitions:
DISKPART> list volume

Volume ### Bst Bezeichnung DS Typ Größe
Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- ---------
--------
Volume 0 G DVD 0 B Kein Medi
Volume 1 NVCACHE FAT32 Partition 513 MB Fehlerfre
Volume 2 C VistaOS NTFS Partition 187 GB Fehlerfre
System
Volume 3 F Volume NTFS Partition 39 GB Fehlerfre
Volume 4 D DVD_ROM UDF DVD 2587 MB Fehlerfre

And this is my boot.ini (after trying several ways unsucessfully :-(

[boot loader]
timeout=1
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS.0
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS.0="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect

Windows XP directory is really called Windows.0, there is no other XP
on that partition.

I really would be thankful for your help

Oliver
 
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Oliver Soeder

I think I was wrong about my idea with the boot.ini.

I found several other person had this problem before, they only got a
blank welcome logon screen (no user accounts were listed there) after
adding a new drive to the system or changing the partition table.

I accessed my XP registry from Vista and deleted all entries in
HKLM/System/Mounteddevices, but it did not help.

It seems that XP set it´s own root drive letter from d: to f: (in the
registry it says f:\windows.0 and f:\documents and settings).

Does anyone know how I can rescue my system?


Thanks

Oliver
 

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