Solved

OS not found after merging partitions.

Posted on 2002-03-31
2
143 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Have (had) a dual-boot system with 2 hard drives. Used Partition Magic to merge 2 of the 3 partitions. PM takes the contents of the partition being moved and places it in a folder now located in the merged partition. Question: located in this new folder is the Win 98 OS. Now when I reboot it boots ONLY to Win2000 saying that no other OS can be found. What do I need to do to once again have the option of booting either Win2000 or Win98?
The current config is this: C:\ (contains Win2000)
                            D:\ (contains the folder E:
                                 which contains Win98)
Thanks for the help.

cactusdr                      
0
Comment
Question by:cactusdr
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
ErikKvK earned 100 total points
ID: 6910013
This depends on the way you configured the multiboot:

Option 1 : Multiboot with bootmanager and primary partions

If this is the way you had this configured, you are all out of luck, because the first sector of a partition contains the boot information. this has now been joined in the middle of your D:.

Option 2 : Windows2000 bootloader

Then the only thing you need to do is edit your boot.ini and edit the line for MS-Windows. This should still be pointing to e:. change this to d: and it might work.
Still might be some issues with finding the files, but I think you are OK.
0
 

Author Comment

by:cactusdr
ID: 6910168
Option 1 is the config. I'll save the contents and re-install. Thanks.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
The conference as a whole was very interesting, although if one has to make a choice between this one and some others, you may want to check out the others.  This conference is aimed mainly at government agencies.  So it addresses the various compli…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question