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Blue screen after Deleting another partition...

I had Linux Mandrake on one partition and winxp on the other...
I deleted the linux partition and after that the dual boot list didnt loud and i had alot of 99 99 99... on the black screen
i installed xp again, didnt work. i installed xp on the second partition(the one i deleted linux) and windows work, but the first copy gives me error when i try to load:

0x0000007b(0xF8951640,0xc0000034...)

it tells me that there may be a virus, or to remove a new hardware device and to try chkdsk... i tried antivirus on the new winxp, but didnt resolve, same on the chkdsk...

any idea's?

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Re: Blue screen after Deleting another partition...

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The master boot record is incorrect. Rewrite it with FIXMBR with the recovery console.

Bob

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i did that...
same error...

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MP3 collections even at 5 GB fits on on DVD disk or maybe 2. Or even a few CDRWs. But you may be learning a lesson about hard disks. The storage on such is temporary.

After you save what you can't lose, rewrite the MBR with a DOS boot disk (Microsoft has an article about this, which I'm not looking up) by booting a Windows 98se disk and FDISK /MBR

After that, test and then if not... try fixboot from the Recovery Console.

Bob

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so your saying i have no options either then to format the partition?

i need to make something like 10 backup cd's for that(including mp3's, importing files, images...)

isnt there any other way?

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Re: Blue screen after Deleting another partition...

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I did not write any instruction that would format the drive. WE are trying to avoid this.

Bob

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Re: Blue screen after Deleting another partition...

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my c: hard drive is nfts
so i cant see it in dos boot...
is there any way doing it then?

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Re: Blue screen after Deleting another partition...

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I didn't write any instruction that needed access to the NTFS volume. I noted that Microsoft wrote a procedure to use a Windows 98se boot disk and the FDISK /MBR command.

I'm going to knock off for the night and hopefully you'll find that article, but let me share I was trying to avoid a reformat. I'm unsure what I can do if you don't follow the steps.

What will it take? Just tell me so I can help you.

Bob

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How are the repairs going?

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Post an update about what you've done so we can begin again.

Bob

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Re: How are the repairs going?

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not very well unfortanatly...
i didnt find a dos boot disk
but from the recovery system i did the fixboot and fixmbr
both of them didnt help...
im out of idea's...
anyway, i copied all the mp3 files to the new partition and im thinking of formating...
any other idea's before i try that?

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Here's dos...

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Re: Here's dos...

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i did, but isnt it the same like doing fixmbr and system recovery?

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Re: Here's dos...

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Sadly, your replies are not revealing what you did. And the method is not exactly the save as fixmbr. It's why I asked.

Can I ask that you tell where you are in the process?

Also, I may have to sign off soon again. It would go faster if you would do a little research on your own, perform the repairs by either David Chan or I and write more. Many of the posts are just wasted motion. Let's see if you can speed it up?

Bob

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Re: Here's dos...

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Hi.
The repairs i did is to start windows from the system recovery, and try fixmbr and fixboot.

try to boot from dos, i didnt try it yet...
if you say there is a difference then what i did to trying to boot from dos and doing fdisk /mbr
then ill do it

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Re: Here's dos...

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Hi.
I did what you say with the boot disk...
i booted from dos.
i tried fdisk /mbr
but it didnt work and i know why
in dos, it dosnt reconginize my c: partition beacuse it is nfts...

is there anyway to do the fdisk /mbr on that partition even if it's nfts and not viewable on dos?

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You now have a dual-boot installation of XP on both partitions!

Since the original XP on the C Drive is not working while the new XP is why not use it to back up all your files and then start over with a clean install?

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i have important installations on drive c: that i need...
it will make we some problams to recover all instalations .
and i have like 5 gb of mp3 files that i dont have enough space on d: partition...

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When you wrote that you have over 5GB of MP3 files on your C Drive can I assume that you have been downloading MP3 from P2P networks like Kazaa/iMesh etc?

If this is correct your XP boot drive could be damaged by trojans, viruses & spyware that could cause such behavior.

I have come across many such cases.
I would normally pull out the HDD and attach it to another PC and scan with AVG + Housecall to check & remove any trojans/viruses.

After that sometimes the it'll boot to the desktop and all is safe.

If not I'd pull out all the files onto another drive and do a clean install.

As for fixing the MBR you can do as Bob suggested by booting with a Win98SE or ME startup disk.
Let it boot into the A Prompt then simply type the command: fdisk /mbr
This will rewrite the MBR to enable it to boot properly.
It will not delete your partition or format your drive.

The same can be done with the XP CD if you don't have a Win98SE Startup Disk.
Boot the XP CD and get into the Recovery Console and type the command: FIXMBR
If that doesn't work try the command: FIXBOOT

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On 08/29/2004 5:35 PM I noted the FDISK /MBR method.
On 08/30/04 1:25 PM you revealed this step hasn't been completed.

Can we pick up the pace a little?

If there is an issue that stops you from doing a particular step, tell so. We (you, David and I) don't want to start over. But without your executing the steps and using many words to describe the outcome then we may as well tell you to either start over or take it to a shop. Your choice.

Bob

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sorry bro, i probably didnt understand you well...
i though that the fixmbr is the same as doing fdisk /mbr.
if not please say...
and ill do it...

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I think I blue screened.

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Sorry, if you can't do the steps, then it's time for you to take it to the shop or just start over.

Bob

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why man?!
i understand instruction very well...
i just didnt understand exactly what you say...
i thought that booting from dos and doing fdisk /mbr
and doing from recovery console fixmbr is the same thing!!!
if you can explain it, it'l be ok.
no need to take computer to shop!

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Best of luck,

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In my second reply I noted to use FDISK /MBR and also it was in a Microsoft article. You didn't do the steps.

If you can't do the steps prescribed then I can't help you.

Best of luck,

Bob

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Re: Best of luck,

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Hi.
I did what you say with the boot disk...
i booted from dos.
i tried fdisk /mbr
but it didnt work and i know why
in dos, it dosnt reconginize my c: partition beacuse it is nfts...

is there anyway to do the fdisk /mbr on that partition even if it's nfts and not viewable on dos?

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Next step..

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Now that we are sure the MBR is proper, now we must be sure that you haven't altered the partitions too much. If you had XP on the second partition, then it must stay there if you want it to keep working.

If you have not moved the XP install, then create your partition scheme and then use BOOTCFG to create your new boot.ini

Noted at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=314058

Bob

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nope...
i did a new boot.ini file and it didnt work...
same problem...

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Sorry, it's unclear what you've done.

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Again, I have no indication you used BOOTCFG. You wrote "i did a new boot.ini file"

Also, you didn't reveal if you created a boot.ini with multiple entries shows up as a boot menu. In closing, if you've moved XP's installed location from one partition to the next, there is no known fix. Just so you know.

I know it's tough, but remember that I can't tell what you've done.

Bob

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Re: Sorry, it's unclear what you've done.

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this is my new boot.ini file ive made by editing in bootcfg:
[boot loader]
timeout=10
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional 2" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect


and i didnt move any windows from one partition to another... i just installed a new copy on a new partition after the first one didnt work so i could just use windows and try to fix the first copy on c:

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Re: Sorry, it's unclear what you've done.

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You didn't answer my question about the boot menu.

Let me be clear that I can't read what's on your screen and need to know if the boot menu is working.

This is a very long discussion and you could help cut back on the back and forth. Please do.

Bob

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i said yes...
i do get a boot menu to choose xp from drive c: or drive d:

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Now that initial boot issues are cured...

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You are past the initial boot loader and get to move to what is written at http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=324103

Since the other XP boots, you can skip the boot virus issue. But you can read and start work on the rest.


IS THERE A REASON TO FIX THIS OS? Since you have XP runnning, files can be shuttled off the failed OS partition and then decide what to do with that partition.

Bob

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