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Old 02-22-2003, 07:58 PM   #31
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yes I did
 
Old 02-22-2003, 08:05 PM   #32
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Check your Windows C for boot.ini and ntldr. Check to see what boot.ini has in it.
 
Old 02-22-2003, 08:08 PM   #33
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You've got me curious. How are you navigating without your X working? If your using CLI you're good at it.
 
Old 02-22-2003, 08:22 PM   #34
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I have been using CLI, but I did finally get X working. I find it easier to browse through my files using CLI anyway, just because I don't have to wait for a fancy GUI to load

As for checking the C drive for boot.ini there's a problem: the directory I made for it is there, but nothing is in it. The directory for the FAT32 partition on the second hard drive is there, and it's got all of its contents. It appears as if the C drive is inaccessible...
 
Old 02-22-2003, 08:33 PM   #35
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Check your /var/log/syslog for any error messages when attempting to mount that directory. Sure sounds like your partition table for C is corrupted.
 
Old 02-22-2003, 08:45 PM   #36
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I checked, and every time it tried to mount C it said: could not find valid FAT fs. And, at the very end, the last time I booted the machine, there's a couple hundred lines of modprobe: modprobe: could not find block ## I would agree with the assessment that the partition table is jacked on C; is there any way to fix this?
 
Old 02-22-2003, 08:52 PM   #37
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You could try the XP cd and Repair Existing System or Reinstall without formatting and you shouldn't lose anything. If you have to format you're screwed. Check the Recovery Console commands too.

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Old 02-22-2003, 08:58 PM   #38
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There's a Linux program called parted. I'm not familiar with it but you know the missing number in the table is 1. If you could only get it written to the disk.
 
Old 02-22-2003, 09:20 PM   #39
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Cool, I'll check out that parted program, see if it can do anything for me. Hopefully I'll also be able to keep from losing all my stuff. Thank you very much for giving me so much help today, I truly appreciate it.
 
  


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