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Old 12-24-2003, 09:28 AM   #16
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hi again Xavier and Johnny,

in fact i think XP cd does not allow to work somewhere..
the problem is if J. can not reach this win menu..
he need to find a way to "mount" and "see" the linux partition to repair the problems..
doing that under Win should be easier but i don't see a possibility without running Safe mode or something like that..
there is no floppy boot with XP??

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Old 12-24-2003, 09:30 AM   #17
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Nope - all a floppy boot gives is the very basic dos options - Anthony, can you take your hard drive and install it as a second hard drive in a different pc? That way you can copy over your files before reinstalling.
 
Old 12-24-2003, 09:30 AM   #18
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"he need to find a way to "mount" and "see" the linux partition to repair the problems.."

of course i meant windows partition!!!

sorry .. ; - )
 
Old 12-24-2003, 09:34 AM   #19
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No problem - oddly, I understood what you actually meant. Nurse - the screens!
 
Old 12-24-2003, 09:34 AM   #20
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sorry for the bad english.

i think anthony can have initialization problems.. the explorer does not come up...
maybe the solution is just copy or edit some init files...
this is possible with a floppy.. a boot that recognize a cd with some editor tools and then repair the initialization files..
maybe..
 
Old 12-24-2003, 09:42 AM   #21
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If he puts it into a pc, the lack of explorer shouldn't matter, the disk will be loaded as the d:\ drive or whatever, and he can use the explorer from the working hard drive. It should then be a simple matter - as long as he sets his hard drive jumpers to make it a slave drive. That way, the working hd will be master and will boot. He may even be able to make repairs to the broken installation from the working one.

Although, he is using Windows ME. Personally, once I'd gotten the important files off I'd install XP or something better. I used to run it once and I had so many problems I hated even using it.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 06:53 PM   #22
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I've run into this same problem in the past. Boot into Safe Mode and re-install Internet Explorer. You can get the download from Microsoft.
 
  


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