Dual boot + partition changes = hang

Posted: 03-19-2005, 04:42 PM
Hello group, and thanx in advance.

I had a dual boot system, with the 2nd OS booting from what used to the be
5th partition on the HD.

I wanted to re-arrange things a bit, and deleted the 4th partition
altogether.

So, the OS formerly in the 5th partition, now resides in the 4th partition
on the drive.

I adapted boot.ini accordingly.

When booting in the 2nd os (WinXP pro), the boot process starts, but does
not make it to the logon screen.

I suspect that drive letter assignment has changed, and that this causes the
boot to hang.

Is there a solution - other than reinstalling, I mean, *smirk*??

Thanx!


Dual boot + partition changes = hang


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Walter Clayton
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Re: Dual boot + partition changes = hang
Posted: 03-19-2005, 06:06 PM
See the BOOTCFG command in http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314058

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"Rene" <presse_spammerssuck@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eEY_d.76531$Jd2.1716343@news20.bellglobal.com ...
> Hello group, and thanx in advance.
>
> I had a dual boot system, with the 2nd OS booting from what used to the be
> 5th partition on the HD.
>
> I wanted to re-arrange things a bit, and deleted the 4th partition
> altogether.
>
> So, the OS formerly in the 5th partition, now resides in the 4th partition
> on the drive.
>
> I adapted boot.ini accordingly.
>
> When booting in the 2nd os (WinXP pro), the boot process starts, but does
> not make it to the logon screen.
>
> I suspect that drive letter assignment has changed, and that this causes
> the boot to hang.
>
> Is there a solution - other than reinstalling, I mean, *smirk*??
>
> Thanx!
>
Pegasus \(MVP\)
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Re: Dual boot + partition changes = hang
Posted: 03-19-2005, 09:06 PM

"Rene" <presse_spammerssuck@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eEY_d.76531$Jd2.1716343@news20.bellglobal.com ...
> Hello group, and thanx in advance.
>
> I had a dual boot system, with the 2nd OS booting from what used to the be
> 5th partition on the HD.
>
> I wanted to re-arrange things a bit, and deleted the 4th partition
> altogether.
>
> So, the OS formerly in the 5th partition, now resides in the 4th partition
> on the drive.
>
> I adapted boot.ini accordingly.
>
> When booting in the 2nd os (WinXP pro), the boot process starts, but does
> not make it to the logon screen.
>
> I suspect that drive letter assignment has changed, and that this causes
the
> boot to hang.
>
> Is there a solution - other than reinstalling, I mean, *smirk*??
>
> Thanx!
When booting into the first OS, is the partition with the
second OS visible?


Richard Urban
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Re: Dual boot + partition changes = hang
Posted: 03-20-2005, 05:46 AM
Seeing as how there are thousands of registry entries that point to the G:
(5th partition) that no longer exists, the computer will not be able to find
those files. They (the files) are now all on partition F:

Time for a reinstall.

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Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Rene" <presse_spammerssuck@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eEY_d.76531$Jd2.1716343@news20.bellglobal.com ...
> Hello group, and thanx in advance.
>
> I had a dual boot system, with the 2nd OS booting from what used to the be
> 5th partition on the HD.
>
> I wanted to re-arrange things a bit, and deleted the 4th partition
> altogether.
>
> So, the OS formerly in the 5th partition, now resides in the 4th partition
> on the drive.
>
> I adapted boot.ini accordingly.
>
> When booting in the 2nd os (WinXP pro), the boot process starts, but does
> not make it to the logon screen.
>
> I suspect that drive letter assignment has changed, and that this causes
> the boot to hang.
>
> Is there a solution - other than reinstalling, I mean, *smirk*??
>
> Thanx!
>

BAR
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Re: Dual boot + partition changes = hang
Posted: 03-20-2005, 10:03 AM
It may benefit you to relabel the drive from G to F: if this isn't possible,
add another small partition [sacrifical lamb, so to speak] before the now 4th
partition.

This should 'reset' the drive lettering etc and make Xp happy with the
system configuration.

"Richard Urban" wrote:
> Seeing as how there are thousands of registry entries that point to the G:
> (5th partition) that no longer exists, the computer will not be able to find
> those files. They (the files) are now all on partition F:
>
> Time for a reinstall.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "Rene" <presse_spammerssuck@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:eEY_d.76531$Jd2.1716343@news20.bellglobal.com ...
> > Hello group, and thanx in advance.
> >
> > I had a dual boot system, with the 2nd OS booting from what used to the be
> > 5th partition on the HD.
> >
> > I wanted to re-arrange things a bit, and deleted the 4th partition
> > altogether.
> >
> > So, the OS formerly in the 5th partition, now resides in the 4th partition
> > on the drive.
> >
> > I adapted boot.ini accordingly.
> >
> > When booting in the 2nd os (WinXP pro), the boot process starts, but does
> > not make it to the logon screen.
> >
> > I suspect that drive letter assignment has changed, and that this causes
> > the boot to hang.
> >
> > Is there a solution - other than reinstalling, I mean, *smirk*??
> >
> > Thanx!
> >
>
>
>
Richard Urban
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Re: Dual boot + partition changes = hang
Posted: 03-20-2005, 12:42 PM
Small partition would work (-:

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Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"BAR" <BAR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:97C0F79D-8DE9-4155-A993-945FEEBF39FF@microsoft.com...
> It may benefit you to relabel the drive from G to F: if this isn't
> possible,
> add another small partition [sacrifical lamb, so to speak] before the now
> 4th
> partition.
>
> This should 'reset' the drive lettering etc and make Xp happy with the
> system configuration.
>
> "Richard Urban" wrote:
>
>> Seeing as how there are thousands of registry entries that point to the
>> G:
>> (5th partition) that no longer exists, the computer will not be able to
>> find
>> those files. They (the files) are now all on partition F:
>>
>> Time for a reinstall.
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Richard Urban
>>
>> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>>
>> If you knew as much as you think you know,
>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>>
>>
>> "Rene" <presse_spammerssuck@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:eEY_d.76531$Jd2.1716343@news20.bellglobal.com ...
>> > Hello group, and thanx in advance.
>> >
>> > I had a dual boot system, with the 2nd OS booting from what used to the
>> > be
>> > 5th partition on the HD.
>> >
>> > I wanted to re-arrange things a bit, and deleted the 4th partition
>> > altogether.
>> >
>> > So, the OS formerly in the 5th partition, now resides in the 4th
>> > partition
>> > on the drive.
>> >
>> > I adapted boot.ini accordingly.
>> >
>> > When booting in the 2nd os (WinXP pro), the boot process starts, but
>> > does
>> > not make it to the logon screen.
>> >
>> > I suspect that drive letter assignment has changed, and that this
>> > causes
>> > the boot to hang.
>> >
>> > Is there a solution - other than reinstalling, I mean, *smirk*??
>> >
>> > Thanx!
>> >
>>
>>
>>

Walter Clayton
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Re: Dual boot + partition changes = hang
Posted: 03-20-2005, 07:11 PM
NT kernels don't enumerate the way 9x kernels do. :-)

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"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Small partition would work (-:
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "BAR" <BAR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:97C0F79D-8DE9-4155-A993-945FEEBF39FF@microsoft.com...
>> It may benefit you to relabel the drive from G to F: if this isn't
>> possible,
>> add another small partition [sacrifical lamb, so to speak] before the now
>> 4th
>> partition.
>>
>> This should 'reset' the drive lettering etc and make Xp happy with the
>> system configuration.
>>
>> "Richard Urban" wrote:
>>
>>> Seeing as how there are thousands of registry entries that point to the
>>> G:
>>> (5th partition) that no longer exists, the computer will not be able to
>>> find
>>> those files. They (the files) are now all on partition F:
>>>
>>> Time for a reinstall.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Richard Urban
>>>
>>> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>>>
>>> If you knew as much as you think you know,
>>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>>>
>>>
>>> "Rene" <presse_spammerssuck@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:eEY_d.76531$Jd2.1716343@news20.bellglobal.com ...
>>> > Hello group, and thanx in advance.
>>> >
>>> > I had a dual boot system, with the 2nd OS booting from what used to
>>> > the be
>>> > 5th partition on the HD.
>>> >
>>> > I wanted to re-arrange things a bit, and deleted the 4th partition
>>> > altogether.
>>> >
>>> > So, the OS formerly in the 5th partition, now resides in the 4th
>>> > partition
>>> > on the drive.
>>> >
>>> > I adapted boot.ini accordingly.
>>> >
>>> > When booting in the 2nd os (WinXP pro), the boot process starts, but
>>> > does
>>> > not make it to the logon screen.
>>> >
>>> > I suspect that drive letter assignment has changed, and that this
>>> > causes
>>> > the boot to hang.
>>> >
>>> > Is there a solution - other than reinstalling, I mean, *smirk*??
>>> >
>>> > Thanx!
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
>
 
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