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Old 08-13-2004, 11:11 AM   #1
hemtah
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URGENT: Problem restarting my windows


Hello,

I have a very big problem regarding my computer:

First let me explain you.

I have installed Mandrake 10 on my computer (checked version) on a new partion, the when i was rebooting my computer everything was ok. Once i have shutdown my computer and restart it here come the trouble.

- i was able to see lilo but cannot boot to Windows XP (first partition NTFS) (error: disk read error) nor boot on mandrake second partition.

i have built my partion using boot magic.

after 2 days of troubles today i have decided to remove everything (all partitions ) after unsuccessful fixmbr.... fdisk /mbr ... and other attempt...

right my hard drive has been formated, checked, there is no more patition, formated first fat32 then fdisk /mbr restart it then i have installed windows xp (ntfs) successfully but:

- when i reboot everything ok
- when shut down and restart it have that same pb as before when installing mandrake an error saying disk read error.

when i reboot and do a fixmbr windows restart but i have to do that to access to windows xp...a assle...

can someone help me plz.

thanks.
 
Old 08-13-2004, 12:11 PM   #2
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not sure what you mean by all that verbage
Quote:
right my hard drive has been formated, checked, there is no more patition, formated first fat32 then fdisk /mbr restart it then i have installed windows xp (ntfs) successfully but:
you need to straighten out some facts. FAT32 and NTFS are different filesystems of windows. Please be precise so that people here can help you.
 
Old 08-13-2004, 12:15 PM   #3
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and yes, please donot post "URGENT" as people here donot offer paid support and besides that UPPER CASE "commands" are considered rude on message boards. I think moderators would also point that out to you.

No hard feelings,

Tux
 
Old 08-13-2004, 12:24 PM   #4
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sorry

my hard drive has been formatted with NTFS when i have installed windows XP

thanks
 
Old 08-13-2004, 12:41 PM   #5
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Two questions, Are you trying to install Mandrake with XP on the same hard drive? Is your entire hard drive formatted to NTFS? If that is the case you will have to resize your XP partition (preferably by partition magic) and then install mandrake in the free space generated after partition resize. Try searching for tools other than partition magic (i think GNU's parted can also do that) on google.
 
Old 08-13-2004, 12:49 PM   #6
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- before

i have windows xp and mandrake 10 both on different partition

pb when rebooting after shut down : disk read error

- today

hard drive formated with only 1 partition

now i have only windows xp

pb when rebooting after shut down : disk read error

objective get xp working

then install mandrake 10.

thanks
 
Old 08-13-2004, 05:17 PM   #7
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I would suggest that u go to www.putergeek.com and download a win98 boot up floppy - boot up with this and at the prompt where u would format C: type fdisk delete all existing partitions create new partition(maximum) then make active, reboot with floppy in and then format.Not using the NTFS system. Then you can either start again with your linux install during which you can choose to create new partitions to install your linux system to or u can go ahead with your windoze install...presuming this is a boot up cd! (This is going to be a bit tricky if u haven`t got access to the internet!!!!!)(I am suggesting this if you feel more confident with windoze)
SO......If you have gone to the trouble of formatting all your information from your harddrive then why not instead try using your Mandrake installation and use this on your HDD for a while to see if you like it? If after a few weeks you are having difficulties then try a linux system that you can use `inside` the windows system...but I am sure that you will be better using linux as a `stand alone` system and then if you want to partition and dual boot you will feel more confident :-)
 
Old 08-14-2004, 07:05 AM   #8
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Hiya,

this is my third HD format, i have done exactly what u asked to do, the problem still the same, now i am with windows xp fat32... no partition.

when i reboot my computer can't get to windows xp.

I will love to use only linux but can't install my internet connection.

thanks for your help.

I am going to shut down my computer again after a chkdsk and have a try probably i have to buy a new HD thanks to mandrake 10 :-(((

could someone has an alternative to mandrake?

thanks
 
Old 08-14-2004, 03:33 PM   #9
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ok pb solved

thanks for everyone now i have

windows xp and mandrake on my computer

yes Linux i like it.. look like very cool and different from windows.

the one i used before was an older kernel but was good as well

thanks ;-)
 
  


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