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Problems of recognition of my 2nd windows XP

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Old 14-02-2009
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Problems of recognition of my 2nd windows XP
  

Well that since I have to reinstall XP sp3 on C:, I can not start my 2nd XP on D.. The 2 XP are identical but I have no choice in startup. As in the back there is indeed and if in the back if I attribute the start with D: it appears as follows ... NTDRL lack support ctrl alt supp to restart and so on .. I have tried with the cd of installation and when I have the R to repair and nothing happens when I press the button .. Do I need to reformat the D:. .. Thanks for the help ..

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Re: Problems of recognition of my 2nd windows XP

you have to overwrite the boot which was managed by the 2 xp!
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Re: Problems of recognition of my 2nd windows XP

you have to format in a low level format; boot from windows 98 then run fdisk locate your flash drive delete partition, restart again on win98 type format <drive> where your flash drive located. Careful when doing this because your c drive is your main drive.
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Re: Problems of recognition of my 2nd windows XP

It has something to do with boot.ini file. Have a look: Mastering Boot.ini
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Re: Problems of recognition of my 2nd windows XP

I have a suspicion of a failing IDE channel << then i suggest a disk test; use the diag you need for your disk brand from ubcd : http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
and run the long test

further troubleshooting :
Boot using the Windows XP installation disk, press R. Then type the following commands:
note : you can test after each command

FIXMBR
FIXBOOT
BOOTCFG /rebuild
cd\
copy E:\i386\NTLDR
ATTRIB -arsh ntldr
copy e:\i386\NTDETECT.COM
ATTRIB -arsh ntdetect.com

E: should be the location of your CDRom where you have the Windows install disk located.
and check if those files are in the root : NTLDR boot.ini ntdetect.com

Contents of the boot.ini file :
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
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