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Boot.ini entry for 3War Raid50

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I've got a 3Ware RAID50 controller, running 2 partitions.  I first installed Win2003 x64 onto the partition which became C:.  I then installed Win2003 Standard onto the second partition which became D:.  Everything was fine, until I installed the 64 bit driver for the onboard SuperMicro RAID 1 raid controller.  After rebooting, the 64-bit Win2003 install would no longer boot, giving me the following error:

windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: "<Windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe"

I've already booted with the Win2003 x64 install cd and went to the recovery console.  I ran map, and it said that the partitions I wanted were on \device\harddisk4\PartitionX, where X={1,2}.  I'm playing around with the 64 bit OS entry in boot.ini to see if I can get it booting again.

I can still boot into the 32-bit OS, which resides on D:.  A copy of c:\boot.ini is below:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003, Enterprise" /fastdetect /PAE
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition" /noexecute /fastdetect
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multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(4)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition" /noexecute /fastdetect

Should be right by the sounds of it.

disk is only used when scsi is used as the first prompt.

If you get really stuck add:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition" /noexecute /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition Rdisk1" /noexecute /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition Rdisk2" /noexecute /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(3)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition Rdisk3" /noexecute /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(4)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition Rdisk4" /noexecute /fastdetect

and try them all.

It's brute force, but it should get you by...

How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317526/%5BJA%5D/
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