I am a bit out of those old machines and my mind is not clear lately, but tomorrow morning I need to repair customer's CNC machine, which has OEM built in Windows 2000 workstation to manipulate with CNC machine.
A "smart" guy at machinery shop thought, he could upgrade this CNC machine from Windows 2000 to Windows XP so he ran XP side-by-side install and broke everything. Neither it boots now to Win 2000, nor to Windows XP.
They called me today and I tried to help him by issuing some commands via phone:
- he inserted Windows 2000 install CD and went to Recovery Console
- then I told him to select proper partition to repair
- and issue "fixmbr" command
- as this did not help, I told him to try also with "fixboot d:" command (as Win 2000 partition is on D: partition)....but no help either
I'll bring some old repair CDs tomorrow, but I'd like to get some ideas before, so to have a bunch of different approaches handy just in case, my methods wouldn't work.
- MBR partition 0 with Windows XP install, C:
- Extended partition 1, with Logical Volume and partition 3 is Windows 2000, D:
How to make Windows 2000 partition BOOTABLE?