Boot.ini Windows 2000 install/restore problems and hidden partition
Posted on 2006-04-25
I have a HP Netserver 3000 U3 and want to restore an existing server onto this server.
The problem is I cannot create the correct disc configuration, which I will explain below: -
The current servers disk is configured as follows
Disc 0 – contains two partitions
Partition one: - HP Partition EISA Utilities (this seems to been hidden)
Partition two: - C:\ Operating System
The boot.ini looks like this
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2000"
On the new server I need to create the HP Partition EISA Utilities. When I run the Windows 2000 installation, if you create two partitions the restore fails as it assigns C:\ to partition one and not partition two.
The Boot.ini looks like this
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2000"
The problem seems to be that the HP Partition EISA Utilities is hidden and Windows does not allocate it a drive letter during installation.
Any help would much be appreciated