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September 27, 2004 12:07:07 AM

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I have experienced a secondary hard drive failure. Have
replaced the secondary hard drive. I need to re-install
Windows 2000 Pro. I want to preserve the file system and
all information on the primary hard drive. What's the
best procedure for this re-installation process?
..

Will Windows 2000 Pro allow me to integrate a second hard
drive back into the computer while preserving the primary
hard drive?

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Anonymous
September 27, 2004 1:16:44 AM

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Tell us the partition details of each drive, what is installed on the system
partition, and what drive and partition the operating system was installed
on?

--
Regards,

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

"Joe" wrote:
|I have experienced a secondary hard drive failure. Have
| replaced the secondary hard drive. I need to re-install
| Windows 2000 Pro. I want to preserve the file system and
| all information on the primary hard drive. What's the
| best procedure for this re-installation process?
| .
|
| Will Windows 2000 Pro allow me to integrate a second hard
| drive back into the computer while preserving the primary
| hard drive?
September 27, 2004 11:43:05 AM

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Dave,

My partition setup is very simple. The original
installation configuration was two fat32 partitions, one
per each hard drive, consuming the entire hard drives
respectively. The primary hard drive has its partition
set to active and the O/S was installed on the primary
hard drive. Is this enough information for you to assist
me?
>-----Original Message-----
>Tell us the partition details of each drive, what is
installed on the system
>partition, and what drive and partition the operating
system was installed
>on?
>
>--
>Regards,
>
>Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in
newsgroup.
>Microsoft Certified Professional
>Microsoft MVP [Windows]
>http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>"Joe" wrote:
>|I have experienced a secondary hard drive failure. Have
>| replaced the secondary hard drive. I need to re-install
>| Windows 2000 Pro. I want to preserve the file system
and
>| all information on the primary hard drive. What's the
>| best procedure for this re-installation process?
>| .
>|
>| Will Windows 2000 Pro allow me to integrate a second
hard
>| drive back into the computer while preserving the
primary
>| hard drive?
>
>
>.
>
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Anonymous
September 27, 2004 12:55:02 PM

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Ok, this was a little confusing since you mentioned failure of the secondary
hard drive. After you replace the drive you can partition, format and assign
drive letters within the Disk Management snap-in.
Start|Run|diskmgmt.msc

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

"Joe" wrote:
| Dave,
|
| My partition setup is very simple. The original
| installation configuration was two fat32 partitions, one
| per each hard drive, consuming the entire hard drives
| respectively. The primary hard drive has its partition
| set to active and the O/S was installed on the primary
| hard drive. Is this enough information for you to assist
| me?
Anonymous
September 27, 2004 8:49:02 PM

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I apologize for the confusion. What I mean is that my
second hard drive died. I had to replace it. My computer
won't boot and informs me that I need to replace
the "ntoskrnl.exe" file in the "windows\system32" folder.
I have replaced the hard drive, physically, with another
one. I haven't attempted to partition it as to I am using
a startup disk that I made some time ago with Win98. I
would like to be able to start my systems using Win2000
Pro, partition and use the second hard drive as normal.
Does this clarify the situation better?

>-----Original Message-----
>Ok, this was a little confusing since you mentioned
failure of the secondary
>hard drive. After you replace the drive you can
partition, format and assign
>drive letters within the Disk Management snap-in.
>Start|Run|diskmgmt.msc
>
>--
>Regards,
>
>Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in
newsgroup.
>Microsoft Certified Professional
>Microsoft MVP [Windows]
>http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>"Joe" wrote:
>| Dave,
>|
>| My partition setup is very simple. The original
>| installation configuration was two fat32 partitions, one
>| per each hard drive, consuming the entire hard drives
>| respectively. The primary hard drive has its partition
>| set to active and the O/S was installed on the primary
>| hard drive. Is this enough information for you to
assist
>| me?
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
September 27, 2004 10:05:12 PM

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As long as the drive jumpers are correct then the operating system should
start as normal. Try removing the new drive, set the primary IDE drive
jumpers (I'm assuming IDE) accordingly and see if it starts.

--
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:
|I apologize for the confusion. What I mean is that my
| second hard drive died. I had to replace it. My computer
| won't boot and informs me that I need to replace
| the "ntoskrnl.exe" file in the "windows\system32" folder.
| I have replaced the hard drive, physically, with another
| one. I haven't attempted to partition it as to I am using
| a startup disk that I made some time ago with Win98. I
| would like to be able to start my systems using Win2000
| Pro, partition and use the second hard drive as normal.
| Does this clarify the situation better?
Anonymous
September 27, 2004 10:14:17 PM

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Your assumption is correct. The drives are ide. The
jumpers are correct. I will give your solution an attempt
later this evenig when I am home. If your solution fails
to work I will be back to see if I can learn of another
method. Thanks!
>-----Original Message-----
>As long as the drive jumpers are correct then the
operating system should
>start as normal. Try removing the new drive, set the
primary IDE drive
>jumpers (I'm assuming IDE) accordingly and see if it
starts.
>
>--
>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:
>|I apologize for the confusion. What I mean is that my
>| second hard drive died. I had to replace it. My
computer
>| won't boot and informs me that I need to replace
>| the "ntoskrnl.exe" file in the "windows\system32"
folder.
>| I have replaced the hard drive, physically, with another
>| one. I haven't attempted to partition it as to I am
using
>| a startup disk that I made some time ago with Win98. I
>| would like to be able to start my systems using Win2000
>| Pro, partition and use the second hard drive as normal.
>| Does this clarify the situation better?
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
September 27, 2004 11:26:11 PM

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It would seem quite a coincident but your Windows 2000 install may be
damaged in an unrelated way. Either case you'll want to remove the
possibility of the other drive from the picture for trouble shooting
purposes.

--
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:
| Your assumption is correct. The drives are ide. The
| jumpers are correct. I will give your solution an attempt
| later this evenig when I am home. If your solution fails
| to work I will be back to see if I can learn of another
| method. Thanks!
Anonymous
September 28, 2004 11:05:12 AM

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>-----Original Message-----
>I have experienced a secondary hard drive failure. Have
>replaced the secondary hard drive. I need to re-install
>Windows 2000 Pro. I want to preserve the file system
and
>all information on the primary hard drive. What's the
>best procedure for this re-installation process?
>..
>
>Will Windows 2000 Pro allow me to integrate a second
hard
>drive back into the computer while preserving the
primary
>hard drive?
>.
>secondary harddrive does not need the operating system
on it.
it will not afect your primary.
Anonymous
September 29, 2004 12:38:49 PM

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Dave, I tried the suggestion that you gave me and now my
system fails to boot. I am now presented the message
that "Windows 2000 could not start because of a computer
disk hardware configuration problem." What must I do to
get the computer to start or reinstall the O/S that will
preserve the information on the existing hard drive?
>-----Original Message-----
>It would seem quite a coincident but your Windows 2000
install may be
>damaged in an unrelated way. Either case you'll want to
remove the
>possibility of the other drive from the picture for
trouble shooting
>purposes.
>
>--
>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:
>| Your assumption is correct. The drives are ide. The
>| jumpers are correct. I will give your solution an
attempt
>| later this evenig when I am home. If your solution
fails
>| to work I will be back to see if I can learn of another
>| method. Thanks!
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
September 29, 2004 1:53:15 PM

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You'll need to correct the hardware configuration problem before you can do
anything. Check the instructions for your disk drive for the correct jumper
placement and the mobo manual for your drive controller settings. If you
don't have these documents then check the manufacturer's web site for them.

--
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:
| Dave, I tried the suggestion that you gave me and now my
| system fails to boot. I am now presented the message
| that "Windows 2000 could not start because of a computer
| disk hardware configuration problem." What must I do to
| get the computer to start or reinstall the O/S that will
| preserve the information on the existing hard drive?
!