Thread: win98 2K problem
March 3rd, 2005, 10:28 AM #1
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win98 2K problem
I have had Win 98 and 2K Pro running for about 2 months when I received the cannot boot NTLDR missing message. I have both on the same drive and I need DOS to run some EXPENSIVE DOS programs until I can figure out how to run DOS programs with dongles inside 2K. Win 98 is C: and 2K is E: (the system has chosen to call my other hard drive D: for some reason) I can boot my WIN 98, and could look at the contents of E: but only about 6 entries show, and about 7 Gig used space. When I try to repair from console it does not give me an operating system to choose to repair. If I try to reinstall 2K from inside 98 it tells me it can't because I have multiple systems, and can't upgrade one without possibly damaging the other. I purchased partition magic to try to remedy this, but after toying with it a bit I can lo longer view my e: from 98. I had my 2K set up pretty well, and I have data I would like to not loose. It seems the best approach might be to remove my 2K, and reinstall from within partition manager.
Thanks in advance for your help.
March 3rd, 2005, 10:47 AM #2
well.. all i can tell u is that the NTDLR means that your boot sector is dead or corrupt. Try running the windows recovery thingy. There have been numerous posts about this so do a search and i bet ull find sumthing usful.
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March 3rd, 2005, 11:25 AM #3
Welcome to TechIMO!!
Might want to consider getting a second hard drive and put 2K on it and slave the other drive in order to recover data.
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March 4th, 2005, 12:23 AM #4
Originally Posted by dpmuskrat69
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When setting up a hard drive with several partitions, and a portion of it will be the C: drive, then you make it active..this also makes it bootable. All other partitions are just created...and are not made active and formatted..this allows the drive letters fall in place. When a second hard drive is added, it should be setup either in partitions or in whole...formatted and made ready to use, but not made active..when connected as a slave, it will now fall way downstream with a drive letter at the end.
I presume the E: was there when you installed Win2K?...if by chance it was the D: drive, and you later added a slave drive that took over the D: position..this is why you cannot access Win2K anymore.
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