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OfflineDF2K
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windows/linux user can ya help me?
    #1579052 - 05/26/03 07:25 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

i installed redhat linux 9 on my puter (i have winXP pro also installed) so i used partition magic 8 to create a new partition for linux (in winXP),but partition magic set the linux partition to active and now i cant back into windows and linux dont see it, can some one help me, im stupid and did not make a rescue disk for partittion magic.

OK,so i manged to config GRUB to load windows at start-up
but when i got into windows i get asfar as the splash screen b4 i get this error:

xmnt2002 File not found - skipping autocheck
autochk File not gound - skippping autocheck

wtf does that mean,all i know is, windows wont boot,and i tryed useing the recorvery consol on the winXP CD but that dont get me anywere after i log in w/ the admin account i cant do anything except vew the C:\ drrive i cant even access other folders (i tried going into the i386 directory) so that i could re-install windows from the HD i tried re-installing from the CD,but it syas i will have to re-partition my HD to do that and i dont want to re-partition it. can someone who is all knowing and wise smile please help me,im getting kinda desprite here
and if i have to i will re-patition/reformat my HD.
BUT ONLY AS A LAST RESORT!!!!
so thank for your input

PS: sorry for the long post


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Invisiblematts
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[Re: DF2K]
    #1580245 - 05/27/03 02:28 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)



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Re: windows/linux user can ya help me? [Re: matts]
    #1580803 - 05/27/03 08:11 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

get boot magic by powerquest




My copy of partition magic has boot magic included... of course it is four versions out of date, so the may have split te products by now.


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Re: windows/linux user can ya help me? [Re: DF2K]
    #1585271 - 05/28/03 04:19 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

have you tried "unhide" on your windows partition? (ie// adding this line in linux "grub.conf" after the title line of Windows boot ->
unhide (hd0,0)

Alternative: try booting a windows cd & running fixmbr
or
fdisk /mbr - windows boot floppy

...these are the only solutions i found to your problem...  hopefully it helps at least a little bit  :crazy: 


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Re: windows/linux user can ya help me? [Re: matts]
    #1604191 - 06/03/03 12:24 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

couldn't he just install lilo?


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Re: windows/linux user can ya help me? [Re: Raadt]
    #1623286 - 06/10/03 10:42 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

lilo is ugly


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