Ah, another PartitionMagic victim.
You could have fixed the problem in under 5 minutes by booting into any Live-CD or rescue linux version and then using fdisk to change the NTFS/FAT32 partition type to a non-hidden type and to set the NTFS/FAT32 partition as bootable.
Also, the PM CD is self booting and could have been used to set the NTFS/FAT32 partition as active/bootable.
For anyone who is reading this thread because you can’t boot windows after using PM to create linux partitions, here’s what’s wrong: PM will set the bootable NTFS/FAT32 partition as “hidden” when you create a linux partition. Windows absolutely demands that its partition be marked as bootable and that the partition is “unhidden”. In PM-speak, this is the “active” partition setting.
If you are facing this problem, do not reinstall windows. Do not reinstall linux. Do not try to use the xp recovery console to fix the problem. Follow the steps outlined above.
This is an extremely easy problem to fix.
Last edited by WhatsHisName; 01-11-2006 at 11:17 AM.