Posted on 1999-07-15
Alright fellow experts I have a huge problem. I tried loading Partition Magic 4.0 (yeah you probally know where this is heading).
Well I have A 10GB HDD (5.7 GB free) and I wanted to install WIN NT 4.0 on a parition that I was going to create (3GBs). Well I created this partition and then applyed it, well PMagic 4.0 wasn't responding. (This is after I did this same action 4 times in a row) I ended task on PM
So I did this and then when I was about to restart the computer , and a got an Illegal Operation <details>kernal32.dll caused an IPF in <module> user.exe..
This shut down the computer..here comes the fun part.
When rebooting it loaded in DOS mode (PM said that it would when the changes were applied)it started to resize the partition, then it finished this and was going to start Step 2. Well I got an error message saying Error 634 (643??) couldn't start Batch File and told me to restart the computer. Well I did this 5 times and it never found the batch file and never loaded WINdows.
Here is the screwed up part:
I CAN boot into Safe Mode, I have run SFC and there was nothing corrupted.
I ran scanreg and it told me the registry had no errors?
Scnadisk nothing wrong at all..
So I tried to boot normally into WINdows and here is what it says...(picture a nice blue screen reading)
1. Invalid VxD dynamic link call from CDUDF(04) + 00000181 to device "048B", service 1. Your WIN configuration is invalid. Run Windows Setup.
AnD THEN :
2. VFAT DEVICE INITITALIZATION FAILED..A device or resource required by VFAT is not present or is unavailable. VFAT cannot continue loading.
In Safe mode all of the programs are there, stupid me not thinking tried to resize the pastition through PM but again I got a message that the Batch file could not be started.
SO here is where I stand:
I can;t boot to anything other then DOS or Safe Mode, all my files are there, and working but I can't get to WINDOWS.
IS THERE ANYTHING OTHER THAT i COULD DO OTHER THEN FORMAT..
SOMEONE RECONMENDED DELTREE C:\WINDOWS - WOULD THIS WORK AS ALL OF THE OTHER FILES ARE CORRECT AND IF SO WHERE DO I DO THIS AND WHAT DO i HAVE TO DO AFTER THIS RERUN WIN SETUP ??
PLEASE GUYS I NEED MY INFO AND DON'T WANT TO FORAMT BUT IF YOU TELL ME I HAVE TO I WILL, BUT I REALLY DON'T WANT TO..
ANY SUGGESTIOS WILL HELPAS I AM AT WORK AND HAVE NO ACCESS TO THIS SITE FROM HOME SO PLEASE I WILL BE HERE TO 6PM EST so please all the suggestions will be looked at.
AND IF DELTREE C:\WINDOWS WILL WORK PLEASE GIVE ME THE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO RUN THIS AND WHAT TO DO AFTER THIS PLEASEE.
THE POINTS WILL START AT 250 AND GO UP IF THE SUGGESTIONS DON'T WORK