System Commander 7 (Win98,Win2K,MBR problems)
Posted on 2002-05-31
I've been using System Commander 7 as my boot manager. It's worked fine until I installed Win2K. I couldn't configure it to boot up Win2K, I tried everything i could find in their help menu but i still had problems. I tried just booting directly to the NTFS partition and now somthing is corrupted. When my computer boots it doesn't load SC. Instead a little menu comes up that asks me to type the number of the partition i want to boot. No matter which number I type it fails to load. I was able to use a bootdisk to run fdisk /mbr and then boot in to Windows98. I then disabled SC. Now when I run the SC MBR installer I get this error: Installation Cannot Proceed - Unable to Access Boot Drive. I really want to access Win2K and I don't have a emergency repair disk. I tried to re-install Win2K on to the NTFS partition on my harddrive. When I select the NTFS drive it acts as if I selected the C drive (FAT32). Also, it tells me that there is a serious problem with my C drive and that i should format it. I really don't want to format my drive (the only backup I have is CD-RW).
Also, ever since I did the fdisk /mbr my Windows 98 only boots to the command line. I have to type win.com to get it to boot, and this disables support for multiple monitors as well as video playback. How can I fix this?
Summary of what I want for the points I'm offering:
*Fix my partition data
*Get SC7 to work as my bootloader
*Get Win98 to load without typing win.com
*Allow me to boot both Win98 and Win2K from SC7
**IT WOULD BE VERY VERY GOOD IF NO FORMATTING WAS REQUIRED**
(I have a 60 GB drive and both of my partitions are 15GB. I have enough room to make a copy of 1 of them if needed)