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Posted 11 April 2005 - 01:23 AM
after i added a hidded primary partition in front of my current partition, i can't load my winxp anymore. it keeps on prompt 'Missing Operation System'..
How can i reactive back my windows without remove that hidden partition? i need that hidden partition for another testing..
Posted 11 April 2005 - 05:45 AM
I am just guessing, but there are two probabilities:
1) The arcpath in your boot.ini is invalid
2) The hidden partition has been set as ACTIVE in the partition table
How to for 1):
Still guessing, if your C:\ drive is NTFS, make a Win9x boot disk with this utility:
And use it to add some more arcpaths in the boot.ini, if your actual entry is:
Add a line like:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\Windows="Microsoft Windows XP Home"
If your drive is FAT 16 or FAT 32 you can use the EDIT command on the "standard"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\Windows="Microsoft Windows XP Home 2nd"
Win9x boot disk
How to for 2):
Get a DOS partition table editor, like this one:
And use it to set back the non-hidden partition to ACTIVE (i.e. 80)
You might need to do BOTH of the above.
Find here some info on the way NT/2k/XP/2003 boot:
You could also try to make the NT/2k/XP/2003 boot diskette depicted in the xxcopy site, this should allow to access the XP install booting from floppy, but you still have to make the repairs on the HD.
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 10:50 PM
actually, i had set my hidden partition as active before i hide it.
After i used PM to hide that partition, it was changed and only my Winxp partition is activated.
I learned a lot in this topic especially the given links. Thankx jaclaz.
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