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Anonymous
September 12, 2004 1:45:54 PM

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First thx to RC for help a weeks or so ago.

I now have C: and D: on a new HDD, both have identical
copies of W2K at the moment

I seem to be booting from the D: partition is there an
easy way getting back to (traditionally) using C: ?

Can I just delete stuff on D: and boot will find the C:
version?
tia
Philip
Anonymous
September 12, 2004 2:55:34 PM

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See reply in .win2000.file_system
To do a clean install, either boot the Windows 2000 install CD-Rom or setup
disks. The set of four install disks can be created from your Windows 2000
CD-Rom; change to the \bootdisk directory on the CD-Rom and execute
makeboot.exe (from dos) or makebt32.exe (from 32 bit) and follow the
prompts.

When you get to the point, delete the existing NTFS and or other partitions
found. After you delete the partition(s) abort the install, then again
restart the pc booting the CD-Rom or setup disks to avoid unexpected drive
letter assignments with your new install.

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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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"Philip43" wrote:
| First thx to RC for help a weeks or so ago.
|
| I now have C: and D: on a new HDD, both have identical
| copies of W2K at the moment
|
| I seem to be booting from the D: partition is there an
| easy way getting back to (traditionally) using C: ?
|
| Can I just delete stuff on D: and boot will find the C:
| version?
| tia
| Philip
Anonymous
September 12, 2004 2:55:35 PM

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Thx for reponse Dave
I don't want a clean install ( need to retain data like
email folders, favorites etc)

C: and D: were restored after much anguish using
DriveImage.System boots ok - I guess I am nit picking again

I will look at .win2000.file_system
philip43

>-----Original Message-----
>See reply in .win2000.file_system
>To do a clean install, either boot the Windows 2000
install CD-Rom or setup
>disks. The set of four install disks can be created from
your Windows 2000
>CD-Rom; change to the \bootdisk directory on the CD-Rom
and execute
>makeboot.exe (from dos) or makebt32.exe (from 32 bit) and
follow the
>prompts.
>
>When you get to the point, delete the existing NTFS and
or other partitions
>found. After you delete the partition(s) abort the
install, then again
>restart the pc booting the CD-Rom or setup disks to avoid
unexpected drive
>letter assignments with your new install.
>
>--
>Regards,
>
>Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in
newsgroup.
>Microsoft Certified Professional
>Microsoft MVP [Windows]
>http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>"Philip43" wrote:
>| First thx to RC for help a weeks or so ago.
>|
>| I now have C: and D: on a new HDD, both have identical
>| copies of W2K at the moment
>|
>| I seem to be booting from the D: partition is there an
>| easy way getting back to (traditionally) using C: ?
>|
>| Can I just delete stuff on D: and boot will find the C:
>| version?
>| tia
>| Philip
>
>
>.
>
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Anonymous
September 12, 2004 3:21:38 PM

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You can probably import those items depending on your email software.
Details of "booting from the D: partition" might help; to me this might mean
D:\ is the active partition or it might also mean that the default OS to
start in boot.ini is on the second partition.

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
| Thx for reponse Dave
| I don't want a clean install ( need to retain data like
| email folders, favorites etc)
|
| C: and D: were restored after much anguish using
| DriveImage.System boots ok - I guess I am nit picking again
|
| I will look at .win2000.file_system
| philip43
Anonymous
September 12, 2004 3:21:39 PM

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ah yes I was wondering if boot.ini played a part

here, boot.ini is found in both C:\WINNT and D:\WINNT -
which one takes precedence?

Maybe you can point me at a site which explains how
boot.ini works?
thx
philip43


>-----Original Message-----
>You can probably import those items depending on your
email software.
>Details of "booting from the D: partition" might help; to
me this might mean
>D:\ is the active partition or it might also mean that
the default OS to
>start in boot.ini is on the second partition.
>
>--
>Regards,
>
>Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in
newsgroup.
>Microsoft Certified Professional
>Microsoft MVP [Windows]
>http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>| Thx for reponse Dave
>| I don't want a clean install ( need to retain data like
>| email folders, favorites etc)
>|
>| C: and D: were restored after much anguish using
>| DriveImage.System boots ok - I guess I am nit picking
again
>|
>| I will look at .win2000.file_system
>| philip43
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
September 12, 2004 3:53:13 PM

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my C:\WINNT\boot.ini looks like:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="win2k on
D:" /fastdetect

my D:\WINNT\boot.ini is eaxctly the same.

Regards
philip43

>-----Original Message-----
>You can probably import those items depending on your
email software.
>Details of "booting from the D: partition" might help; to
me this might mean
>D:\ is the active partition or it might also mean that
the default OS to
>start in boot.ini is on the second partition.
>
>--
>Regards,
>
>Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in
newsgroup.
>Microsoft Certified Professional
>Microsoft MVP [Windows]
>http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>| Thx for reponse Dave
>| I don't want a clean install ( need to retain data like
>| email folders, favorites etc)
>|
>| C: and D: were restored after much anguish using
>| DriveImage.System boots ok - I guess I am nit picking
again
>|
>| I will look at .win2000.file_system
>| philip43
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
September 12, 2004 4:01:38 PM

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The only one used is on the system partition (first primary active
partition) You can check this in Disk Management. From the "Run" box;
diskmgmt.msc

These article may also help.

Purpose of the Boot.ini file
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];99743

BOOT.INI and ARC Path Naming Conventions and Usage
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];102873

Boot.ini options
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];170756


--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
| ah yes I was wondering if boot.ini played a part
|
| here, boot.ini is found in both C:\WINNT and D:\WINNT -
| which one takes precedence?
|
| Maybe you can point me at a site which explains how
| boot.ini works?
| thx
| philip43
Anonymous
September 12, 2004 6:37:28 PM

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This line;
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
means to start the operating system on the first partition on drive0
drive zero is almost always the drive setup as master on the primary IDE
channel. If you have another OS on the second partition then try something
like this.

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="win2k 0,1" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="win2k 0,2" /fastdetect

You can create a boot floppy if you don't want to edit boot.ini on the
system partition. For the floppy to successfully boot Windows 2000 the disk
must contain the "NT" boot sector. Format a diskette (on a Windows 2000
machine, not a DOS/Win9x, so the NT boot sector gets written to the floppy),
then copy ntldr, ntdetect.com, and boot.ini to it as above and boot this
floppy.


--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"philip43" wrote:
| my C:\WINNT\boot.ini looks like:
|
| [boot loader]
| timeout=30
| default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
| [operating systems]
| multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="win2k on
| D:" /fastdetect
|
| my D:\WINNT\boot.ini is eaxctly the same.
|
| Regards
| philip43
|
| >-----Original Message-----
| >You can probably import those items depending on your
| email software.
| >Details of "booting from the D: partition" might help; to
| me this might mean
| >D:\ is the active partition or it might also mean that
| the default OS to
| >start in boot.ini is on the second partition.
| >
| >--
| >Regards,
| >
| >Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in
| newsgroup.
| >Microsoft Certified Professional
| >Microsoft MVP [Windows]
| >http://www.microsoft.com/protect
| >
| ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
| >| Thx for reponse Dave
| >| I don't want a clean install ( need to retain data like
| >| email folders, favorites etc)
| >|
| >| C: and D: were restored after much anguish using
| >| DriveImage.System boots ok - I guess I am nit picking
| again
| >|
| >| I will look at .win2000.file_system
| >| philip43
| >
| >
| >.
| >
!