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Old 10-01-2003, 06:09 PM   #1
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Partition Magic b0rked Windows...


After putting Knoppix on a CD last night (or very early this morning, depending on how you look at it), I decided to take 3 GB off of my main NTFS partition and create a new FAT32 partition for any and all Linux files to go on.

So, all right, I get out Partition Magic and take out 3000 MB from the main partition, taking the now unallocated space and making a new FAT32 partition.

I boot up, and it goes to the little Windows XP screen and all, and it starts resizing.

After it supposedly gets done, it errors out, tells me to press any key to abort. I do, and it reboots.

Now, as it is booting up Windows, it just decides to restart. I let it go through again - same thing.

Ok, so I fucked up Windows and probably all of my data. While it's rebooting, I make it boot from the CD and into Knoppix, where I am now.

(EDIT: Knoppix seems to give me a small error the first time I try to access the harddrive on each bootup, although I can still access the data. Here is the message:
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mount: /dev/hda1 already mounted or /mnt/hda1 busy
mount: according to mtab, /dev/hda1 is already mounted on /mnt/hda1
Not sure if that is related or not.)

All of my data seems to be intact, though Windows still won't boot.

Now, though this is technically not a Linux question per se, I am asking it here because it seems any solution would either be done in Knoppix. That said, anyone have any idea how to make Windows work? I also wanna know if there are any "safe" alternatives (i.e. any that won't kill my data) to resize the partition and create a new FAT32 partition for Linux data to be stored? And does anyone have any idea on how I can fix this problem?

Thanks.

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Old 10-01-2003, 06:13 PM   #2
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Boot from windows xp cd rom, press R for the recovery console when prompted, then in the command prompt, type:
chkdsk /R
this would repair and reallocate file indexes allowing to boot into windows back again
Hope this helps
 
Old 10-01-2003, 06:40 PM   #3
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The only problem with that is that my computer didn't have an XP disc that I know of.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 11:41 PM   #4
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*Bump*...
 
Old 10-02-2003, 08:36 AM   #5
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No. Your partition table is now screwed. You should have heeded the warning that partiton magic gave you before you started the resize.

Nuke the lot and start from scratch. But well, you know, rescue what you can first with the knoppix distro.

And dude, dont use the F word

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Old 10-02-2003, 04:34 PM   #6
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No. Your partition table is now screwed. You should have heeded the warning that partiton magic gave you before you started the resize.

Nuke the lot and start from scratch. But well, you know, rescue what you can first with the knoppix distro.

And dude, dont use the F word
Without an XP Disc, starting from scratch is not the best option here. However, if it is the only option, I'll have to somehow get the acvtivation number or whatever off of this one and pirate a disc or something I guess.
 
Old 10-02-2003, 04:54 PM   #7
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tsk tsk, we don't pirate SW you V naughty boy.

Just use Linux.
 
Old 10-02-2003, 05:17 PM   #8
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tsk tsk, we don't pirate SW you V naughty boy.

Just use Linux.
No Linux partition and I'm not going to kill everything...

Although, if I can get my network to work with my sister's computer, I can at least backup all of my 40 gigs of data on here 120 GB harddrive...

But I'm not killing everything without having Windows XP or something on my computer. 2 days on Knoppix is not enough for me to just get rid of Windows entirely, considering my Linux knowledge is almost null.

I think I found the XP disk... on my harddrive. The problem is, all the files added up seem to be 743.4 MB, so I can't burn it until I know how to make it all fit. (i.e. not burning unnecessary files).
 
Old 10-03-2003, 06:34 AM   #9
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You could just plug in your drive to her box (heh, thats funny) and copy it over.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 02:58 PM   #10
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You could just plug in your drive to her box (heh, thats funny) and copy it over.
Considering that I've never messed around inside a computer, that is my backup plan.

I'm going to make a new thread to ask a lot more questions in.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 03:51 PM   #11
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If you have a cd writer in that box, you can use knoppix to transfer your data to cd-rs. Use the k3b cd burning program that comes with knoppix.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 03:56 PM   #12
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I went there, but the problem is all the files together turns out to be larger than 700 MB.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 05:57 PM   #13
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And he's talking about software piracy: that is completely that is agianst the board rules.

If you want to use Windows you must buy a copy. That's why it sucks, so learn how to use knoppix and you wont run the risk of the BSA kicking down your door. Dont you know that your IP has been logged? you are known to the owners of this board and anyone they divulge that information to.

Of course, you regret what you said earlier and you would never imagine stealing MS IP, and you will use linux forever more, Right?
 
Old 10-03-2003, 06:15 PM   #14
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Originally posted by fatgod
And he's talking about software piracy: that is completely that is agianst the board rules.

If you want to use Windows you must buy a copy. That's why it sucks, so learn how to use knoppix and you wont run the risk of the BSA kicking down your door. Dont you know that your IP has been logged? you are known to the owners of this board and anyone they divulge that information to.

Of course, you regret what you said earlier and you would never imagine stealing MS IP, and you will use linux forever more, Right?
but apparently he purchased a license for xp when he bought the computer - assuming he wants to run only one copy of the software, doesn't seem that should be "piracy"

but I'm no expert, and have no intention of reading the m$ eula garbage, so maybe that's a no-no....

anyway, like you said, best solution is just use Linux
 
Old 10-03-2003, 08:18 PM   #15
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but apparently he purchased a license for xp when he bought the computer - assuming he wants to run only one copy of the software, doesn't seem that should be "piracy"

but I'm no expert, and have no intention of reading the m$ eula garbage, so maybe that's a no-no....

anyway, like you said, best solution is just use Linux
Exactly. I have a licensed version of XP on my computer, else it wouldn't have allowed me to get Service Pack 1.

I want XP to run alongside Linux, especially when I just started using Linux.
 
  


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