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Ghost 2002...XP and 98 on same disk ??

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October 14, 2002 2:13:00 AM

Hey thanx for looking.

I recently split my WD caviar 80 gig into two 40 gig partitions because i wanted win 98se and XP on the disk.

I installed 98se first all drivers etc, i used partition magic 7 to split into 2 partitions, then i installed XP pro.

It formatted the other 40 gig and then installed XP. went fine, because it was a new install it gave me the dual boot menu at startup. i was happy.

i decided to ghost the partitions to save time, i put them onto CD's.

1 for 98
2 for XP

today i decided to reinstall, i deleted both partitions and reinstalled both OS's. I put 98 on first, tested it, worked fine. I split the disk again 40 gig of Fat 32, and 40 gig of NTFS. I installed XP, big problem, it wont give me a boot menu now.

I tried system commander, and it said that the NTFS partition wasnt bootable, so i made it bootable. still no change. For some reason when i show one partition the other hides itself, i know this is whats meant to happen at boot-time so the computer knows what OS to load. I'm stumped.

I dont know what to do, except install XP from the original CD....

I tried to use the "image boot" option on ghost, but this cant be used with partitions (or so it says).

Any ideas ??

using :

win 98 se
XP pro

norton ghost 2002
system commander
partition magic 7

And imaging to CD-R at 40x.

If you have managed to do this, please tell me you did.

Thanx for any and all help.


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October 19, 2002 7:03:21 PM

You are handling this entire partitioning situation wrongly. You should partition priar to installing. I recommend splitting your partition sin smaller partitions, eg: c: boot drive (small, only needs to contain boot files) d: XP e: 98 f: games g: other. you have got enough room to do this. If you want to you can even make a fifth partition to put the XP pagefile on. I suggest that you put XP on first drive or at least i have found it to be easier as xp is more stable than 98.
my setup is: c: xp d: 98 e: games f: utils/drivers/data unfortunately i only have a 20 gig HD, which is becoming too small for my taste.

so what i suggest you do is repartition and reinstall. maybe I am totally wrong, if i am please correct me.

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October 20, 2002 3:57:22 AM

Use Fdisk and delete all partitions, then reinstall as you did before
October 20, 2002 8:37:34 AM

using partition magic and system commander means that your don't have to partition first.

ghost 2002 is NOT fully compatible with 2000/xp

read their small print on tech support.
ghost 2003 they say is.

Whether the imaging screwed you up..I canna say. But based on what you seems likely