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Old 11-02-2003, 12:58 PM   #1
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partition locked


i started i have 2 disk, on the ide0 i have one of 30 gb with windows and on the other one with linux (2gb), the problem was i started linux with a strange gui and my bro just reset the machine. the problem is, the windows partition is locked, i can't boot with windows. how i do to unlock it.
note: to boot linux i use lilo who is on the 2gb drive.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 01:55 PM   #2
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How does the "locked" manifest itself?

I've never seen that term on a BIOS/
startup screen.

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Old 11-02-2003, 01:56 PM   #3
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its a way to say, that means i can use it
 
Old 11-02-2003, 01:59 PM   #4
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*sigh*

http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

What ERROR message do you get, how is
it "locked"?

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Old 11-02-2003, 02:03 PM   #5
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sorry dude.
the problem is, my windows partition doesnt wanna boot
 
Old 11-02-2003, 02:52 PM   #6
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Sorry mate, I really suggest you read
the link above. You're not giving me
ANY information at to even how the
"doesn't want to boot" manifests itself.

I'm not clairvoyant (neither are most
of the other people here), so I haven't
got a clue as where to start without the
information you're failing to provide.

Have you got Lilo installed?
Do you get a lilo prompt?
If you have a lilo-prompt, and
you select windows, what happens?
Are there any error messages on
your screen?
...
..
.

I could continue this list endlessly,
but quite frankly, I'd rather have you
think about your problem, and come
back with a decent question than presenting
you with a multiple choice test that makes
me type for ages and that only you will benefit
from. If you had a clearer way of saying what
the problem is we might have a solution
in no time, but we're wasting it here ;)

Cheers,
Tink
 
  


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