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Anonymous
July 20, 2005 9:08:03 AM

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Hi,

I had two OS on my computer - Win 98 SE on drive C and XP Professional on D.
I decided to upgrade Win98 to XP Professional.

Upgrade was successful, but the computer didn't recognise two OS. The
original XP was not noticed.

So I went to System Restore settings, and changed boot.ini file as ...


[boot loader]
timeout =12
default = multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS

[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS = "Microsoft Windows XP
Professional 1"

C:\="Microsoft Windows XP Professional 2"

------------------------------------------------------------------------

Now my computer has stopped working. How should I bail myself out of this?

Thanks!

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July 20, 2005 11:36:57 AM

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Are they 2 seperate drives or 2 partitions?


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July 20, 2005 2:18:13 PM

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In news:B826A3FA-0E04-4901-92F1-A5329E1F3E61@microsoft.com,
penguin_skywalker <penguinskywalker@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to
say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> Hi,
>
> I had two OS on my computer - Win 98 SE on drive C and XP
> Professional on D. I decided to upgrade Win98 to XP Professional.
>
> Upgrade was successful, but the computer didn't recognise two OS. The
> original XP was not noticed.
>
> So I went to System Restore settings, and changed boot.ini file as ...
>
>
> [boot loader]
> timeout =12
> default = multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
>
> [operating systems]
> multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS = "Microsoft Windows XP
> Professional 1"
>
> C:\="Microsoft Windows XP Professional 2"
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Now my computer has stopped working. How should I bail myself out of
> this?
>
> Thanks!

Well, from the recovery console you can try to use the fixboot command. Pop
the CD in, boot, and select recovery console.

Using Recovery Console Commands :
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Window...

Else here's a boot.ini copy for a single XP Pro SP2 installation:

http://kgiii.info/windows/XP/advanced/bootini.html

Galen
--

"But there are always some lunatics about. It would be a dull world
without them."

Sherlock Holmes
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Anonymous
July 20, 2005 8:57:12 PM

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Do you have 2 hard drives?
Or two partitions on one drive?

Two hard drives:
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS = "Microsoft Windows XP
Professional 1"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS = "Microsoft Windows XP
Professional 2"

Two partitions on one drive:
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS = "Microsoft Windows XP
Professional 1"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS = "Microsoft Windows XP
Professional 2"
--
Ron Sommer

"penguin_skywalker" <penguinskywalker@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:B826A3FA-0E04-4901-92F1-A5329E1F3E61@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> I had two OS on my computer - Win 98 SE on drive C and XP Professional on
> D.
> I decided to upgrade Win98 to XP Professional.
>
> Upgrade was successful, but the computer didn't recognise two OS. The
> original XP was not noticed.
>
> So I went to System Restore settings, and changed boot.ini file as ...
>
>
> [boot loader]
> timeout =12
> default = multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
>
> [operating systems]
> multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS = "Microsoft Windows XP
> Professional 1"
>
> C:\="Microsoft Windows XP Professional 2"
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Now my computer has stopped working. How should I bail myself out of this?
>
> Thanks!
>
>
Anonymous
July 21, 2005 8:37:12 AM

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Hi Ron,

I used incorrect terminology. Actually I have only one hard disk, and three
partitions. I have Operating Systems only on C: and D:.

The Win 98 that was upgraded to XP asks for DOS commands and I am not
familiar with them. The original XP does not start; and I recieve a message
stating that there is a configuration error.

Thanks!
Anonymous
July 22, 2005 9:38:18 AM

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I sounds like theWin 98 upgrade didn't complete.

You need C:\ntldr, C:\boot.ini, and C:\ntdetect.com to boot the original XP.
Boot.ini needs to show XP on partition 2.

I am not sure if this will work.
Boot with the XP CD and at the Setup/Repair screen, choose Repair. In
Recovery Console, use
the following commands:

1) FIXBOOT, answer Yes
2) CD \
3) ATTRIB -H NTLDR
4) ATTRIB -S NTLDR
5) ATTRIB -R NTLDR
6) ATTRIB -H NTDETECT.COM
7) ATTRIB -S NTDETEC.COM
8) ATTRIB -R NTDETECT.COM
9) COPY X:\I386\NTLDR C:\
10) COPY X:\I386\NTDETECT.COM C:\

In Steps 9 and 10, X is the letter of your CD-Rom drive.
--
Ron Sommer



"penguin_skywalker" <penguinskywalker@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:F63F0EC9-3787-4DD3-9AEF-B9C7C854B2CB@microsoft.com...
> Hi Ron,
>
> I used incorrect terminology. Actually I have only one hard disk, and
> three
> partitions. I have Operating Systems only on C: and D:.
>
> The Win 98 that was upgraded to XP asks for DOS commands and I am not
> familiar with them. The original XP does not start; and I recieve a
> message
> stating that there is a configuration error.
>
> Thanks!
Anonymous
July 23, 2005 6:01:02 AM

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Hey Ron! :) 

Thanks for taking the time to help me out! It was very useful to me.

I did not need to use fixboot command. I tried bootcfg /rebuild first, and
it worked.

Take care! :) 
Anonymous
July 23, 2005 6:03:01 AM

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Hey Galen!

Thanks for sharing these addresses with me. It made a big difference.

When I referred to it, I did not comprehend what exactly the fixboot command
does. I tried bootcfg /rebuild to rectify the boot.ini file, and it did the
trick! ;) 

Have a great day! :) 
!