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Try this:;en-us;314057 .

Not exactly the same issue, but I think the root cause is the same:
your problem sounds like a boot record/disk geometry mismatch. And
even if the article's solution doesn't work, it should suggest other


"Barry Watzman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> The only two partitions involved in booting either 98SE or XP are C:

> D:, and both were copied with Partition Magic from the same working

> SBFan2000 wrote:
> > Did you look at the boot.ini file to make sure that it is pointing

to the
> > right partition?
> >
> >
> > "Barry Watzman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >
> >>Re: "Apparently, installing the image doesn't provide the key

> >>files needed for it to boot up properly."
> >>
> >>That seems to be the case, but it doesn't make a lot of sense,

> >>both partitions were restored from Powerquest Drive Image backups.
> >>
> >>The 1st partition (C:, containing Win9 boots fine. XP on D:

won't boot.
> >>
> >>Some other interesting things: more recently, if I try this, I

get a
> >>"100 Error" (some type of partition table error) if I run

> >>Magic from XP, but if I run it from Windows 98, I don't get this

> >> Note, Partition Magic 8.0 is installed, separately, under both

> >>and both OS' actually reboot to MS-DOS (or DR-DOS) to do the

> >>execution, which is where the error occurs. Now why would PM 8.0

give a
> >>partition table error from one OS and not the other? [and I sure

> >>it would say which DRIVE has the error !!].
> >>
> >>I'm having a lot of trouble with this installation, which I've not
> >>really been able to resolve. While I could do a repair install,

> >>like to know why one should be necessary. My guess is that there

is a
> >>boot file somewhere (probably on drive C that has an actual

> >>disk sector address that is no longer correct. But that's just a

> >> There's no way for me to accept that a file is actually missing,

> >>both C: and D: have been copied.
> >>
> >>
> >>mark mandel wrote:
> >>
> >>>"Barry Watzman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >>>news:1zUad.294878$(E-Mail Removed) m...
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>I'm having a problem replacing a hard drive.
> >>>>
> >>>>The old drive was dual boot, 98SE and XP. The C: partition

(98SE) is 8
> >>>>gigs, the D: partition (XP) is 16 gigs, both FAT32 (it's a 200

> >>>>drive, and there are other partitions, but I don't think that

they are
> >>>>part of this issue).
> >>>>
> >>>>Replacing the drive with a 250 gig drive. Used Drive Image

> >>>>to copy both partitions to the new drive, unchanged for now.
> >>>>
> >>>>98SE boots fine.
> >>>>
> >>>>XP won't boot. It starts to boot, gets as far as the blue

screen where
> >>>>the user logon (photos) would be if there were any (in this

> >>>>there's only a single user so there is no selection to be made),

> >>>>there it sits. The system isn't dead, the mouse cursor moves,

the drive
> >>>>light blinks every few seconds, but there is virtually no drive
> >>>>activity, and booting never goes beyond that point. That screen

has no
> >>>>buttons at all, and ctrl-alt-delete does nothing. There have

been no
> >>>>changes at all to the system other than the hard drive (WD IDE

in both
> >>>>cases). Tried safe mode, and I get the same result.
> >>>>
> >>>>Anyone have any ideas as to what's going on? It's FAT32, so it
> >>>>shouldn't be any kind of XP security issue. The partition looks

> >>>>booting from 98SE and looking at it, everything seems ok. I've

> >>>>to the old drive for now.
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>I've had the same issue at least a few times and I resolved by

doing a
> >>>"repair/install" on it.
> >>>Apparently, installing the image doesn't provide the key bootup

> >
> > needed
> >
> >>>for it to boot up properly.
> >>>
> >>>Mark Mandell
> >>>
> >>>
> >>

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