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dual boot xp

by daddybird82 / September 18, 2008 3:07 AM PDT

Drive 0 is a Western Digital 320GB EIDE hard drive configured as the Master with Windows XP as the operating system.
Drive 1 is also a Western Digital 320GB EIDE hard drive configured as the Slave.
I used the Data Lifeguard Tools to copy the contents from Drive 0 to Drive 1. I can access Drive 1 and open files.
The boot loader is configured as follows:
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional in Hard Drive 0" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional in Hard Drive 1" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

When I restart my computer if I select Drive 0 XP loads properly.
If select Drive 1, I get an error message "The endpoint format is invalid" with a reference to file lsass.exe.

I change the boot sequence in the BIOS and it makes no difference.

I'm not a newbie, but I'm not an expert either.


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Yup. XP will drop to its knees and shed blue tears when
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2008 3:16 AM PDT
In reply to: dual boot xp

You move it like that.

There is very little we can do here. Microsoft does not allow this OS to move like that without a REPAIR INSTALL and maybe more. Look up XP REPAIR INSTALL on for a primer.

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XP Repair Install
by daddybird82 / September 18, 2008 9:13 AM PDT

Cannot get XP Repair Install to work. These were my steps:
Booted computer using XP Pro CD.
Pressed enter to Setup Windows XP.
Accepted the License Agreement.
Only the XP Installation for Disk 0 was listed for repair.

Disk 1 was not recognized with an XP Installation. Any other suggestons?

Thanks for your help.

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Then it's not a valid XP copy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2008 10:10 AM PDT
In reply to: XP Repair Install

How did you move that XP? Be very detailed. I read datalifeguard but it's possible you GREW the partition over 127GB in size. WHY DOES THAT MATTER? Because your CD is "XP Pro CD" and not a "XP Pro SP1 CD" (or later.


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XP Copy
by daddybird82 / September 18, 2008 9:03 PM PDT

My XP Pro CD is version 2002, says nothing about SP1.

I used administrative tools, computer management, disk management and then formatted the disk to: simple, dynamic, NTFS and GREW the partition over 127GB . I then used the Western Digital's Data Lifeguard Tools to copy Disk 0 to Disk 1.

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Yup. That will fail every time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2008 11:20 PM PDT
In reply to: XP Copy

There's a free lesson here. You can't grow XP (prior to SP1) past 127GB on the boot drive or other installs.

Nothing busted here, just a limitation and something widely documented. Again, there is NO WAY to get that second copy working. It's not supposed to work (ever.)

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