ACRONIS DIRECTOR V10 WONT BOOT INTO SECOND PARTITION

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  1. orky87

    orky87 Registered Member

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    IVE TWO PRIMARY PARTITIONS & ONE LOGICAL AS SHARED.

    VISTA ORIGINAL PRI,ACT.135GB(C)NTFS
    LONGHORN PRI.10GB(I)NTFS
    SHARED LOGICAL.90GB(S)NTFS

    ALL WENT WELL I GOT THREE DRIVES ON MY COMPUTER LISTED.

    OS SELECTOR SHOWS THREE
    VISTA
    FLOPPY
    LONGHORN

    WHEN IN OS SELECTOR I SELECT LONGHORN BOOTS INTO VISTA
    FROM DESKTOP OS SELECTOR SAME THING
    I JUST CANT BOOT INTO LONGHORN

    I HAVENT SLEPT ALL NIGHT TRYING TO FIX THIS BUT NOW IM OUT OF IDEAS
    S

    WHAT HAVE I DONE WRONG OR WHAT SHOULD I DO TO FIX THIS

    THANKS
    MUCH APPRECIATED
     
  2. MudCrab

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    How were these booting before you installed OSS?

    Do/Did you have the OS partitions hidden from each other?

    Are the Properties for Longhorn set so the Longhorn partition is Active?

    Can you attach the BOOTWIZ.OSS file to a post? It often helps to see it. You may have to enable viewing of Hidden and System files in Windows in order to find it as the BOOTWIZ folder is hidden. Make a copy of the BOOTWIZ.OSS file and rename it to BOOTWIZ.TXT so you can attach to a post.
     
  3. orky87

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    How were these booting before you installed OSS?
    :AFTER LONGHORN INSTALATION IT ATOMATICLY BOOTED INTO VISTA. I HAD VISTA INSTALED BEFORE ACRONIS10

    Do/Did you have the OS partitions hidden from each other?
    :NO, I SWITCHED LONGHORN ACTIVE VISTA WENT OFF ATOMATICLY BUT STILL BOOTS INTO VISTA EVEN IN BOOT SELECTOR

    Are the Properties for Longhorn set so the Longhorn partition is Active?
    : DONE THAT STILL THE SAME THING.

    Can you attach the BOOTWIZ.OSS file to a post? It often helps to see it. You may have to enable viewing of Hidden and System files in Windows in order to find it as the BOOTWIZ folder is hidden. Make a copy of the BOOTWIZ.OSS file and rename it to BOOTWIZ.TXT so you can attach to a post.
    :FROM WHERE CAN I GET BOOTWIZ.OSS FOR ATTACHMENT

    THANKS AGAING
     
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  4. MudCrab

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    The BOOTWIZ.OSS file is located on a hidden BOOTWIZ folder on the drive that you installed OSS to. I'm guessing it's probably your Vista partition, though it may be on another.

    All your partitions will most likely have a BOOTWIZ folder. You need to find the one that contains multiple files and several sub-folders. That's the one with the BOOTWIZ.OSS file.
     
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    When you reply to the post, click the Go Advanced button. Then click on the Manage Attachments button in the Additional Options section to upload the file.
     
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    IN BOOTWIZ.TXT THERE ARE SEVERAL FOLDERS/FILES IT WONT GO IN AS ONE
    IS THRE A SPECIFIC FILE/FOLDER YOUR LOOKING FOR IN BOOTWIZ
     
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  7. MudCrab

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    The file you're looking for is BOOTWIZ.OSS. It will be in the BOOTWIZ hidden folder. You just need to make a copy of that file and rename the copy to BOOTWIZ.TXT and then attach the file to a post.

    The file is a regular text (XML) file and does not contain any other files or folders.
     
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    SORRY BOUT THAT HERE IT IS
    FROM LONGHORD DRIVE, COULD NOT FIND IT IN VISTA
    THAKS AGAIN
     

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    Both Windows entries were set to boot Vista.

    Here is the file edited how I think it should be. Put it in place of your BOOWIZ.OSS file (make sure to keep a backup copy of your original BOOTWIZ.OSS file). (I guess you know to rename the attached file to BOOTWIZ.OSS.)

    How this file is, will set the booting partition Active and Hide the other OS partition. If one of the OS's doesn't boot, then it probably wasn't setup thay way.
     

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    NTLDR is missing

    o_O

    ALSO I GET AN ERROR AT THE START OF BOOT SCREEN Failed to read from The sector 0 of the hard disk 2
     
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    Hi orky87,

    Simple question: What is longhorn? I heard it was the codename for Vista.
    I know that previous Longhorn installations have expired.

    Did you install Vista after installing Longhorn?
     
  12. orky87

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    No I had Vista installed first,

    Vista was codenamed BLACKCOMB!

    Longhorn was a SP3 for xp with new features but xp was becoming out of fasion it's why SP3 never came out I think.
    Some of the best features in Longhorn were striped off for Vista since SP3 was never released.

    NOW CAN YOU HELP ME BOOT MY SECOND PARTITION
     
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    If the modified BOOTWIZ.OSS file didn't work, then you may need to do boot repairs to fix them.

    You said you switched between them by changing the Active partition. If that's the case then it should work as setup. However, it seems that they were probably both booting from the Vista partition. OSS has a problem with this kind of setup and has a difficult time separating them.

    To do a boot fix with Vista, you should use OSS to try and boot into Vista. If it fails, insert the Vista DVD, reboot and do a Repair. Reboot and OSS should resetup the Vista entry.

    To do a boot fix with Longhorn, I assume you'd need to do something similar, only do it after trying to boot into Longhorn.

    Another option, if haven't tried it, would be to use DD to set both partitions as unhidden, uninstall OSS and then reinstall OSS. However, I suspect your Longhorn booting files are messed up since it wasn't booting previously. If it's like XP, then you should be able to use the Recovery Console or do a Repair Install to fix it.
     
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    BOOTING INTO VISTA HAS NEVER BEEN A PROBLEM
    ITS LONGHORN THAT I CANT BOOT INTO
    LOOK IF ITS BOSSIBLE TO FIX THIS BY DELETING THE PARTITIONS & START OVER AGAIN I CAN GO AHEAD & DO THAT
    BUT WILL IT ALL FIX THE PROBLEM
     
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    If Vista is booting properly using OSS, then leave that partition alone.

    If you want to reinstall Longhorn, you can try this:

    Uninstall OSS and select Vista as the default OS.
    Boot to the DD CD and start DD.
    Reformat the Longhorn partition (if there are any files you want to keep, copy them off or make a backup before you do this).
    Mark the Longhorn partition as Hidden.
    Reinstall OSS and use the Custom option to make sure the OSS files are installed into Vista's partition (right now you said they were in the Longhorn partition).
    After OSS is reinstalled, make sure you can boot successfully into Vista.
    Deactivate OSS (don't uninstall it).
    Boot to the DD CD and start DD.
    Make the Longhorn partition Active and Hide the Vista partition.
    Insert the Longhorn installation CD/DVD and reboot.
    Install Longhorn to the Longhorn partition.
    Once the installation is complete, reboot to the DD CD and reactivate OSS.
    Upon rebooting OSS should find the new installation and setup a menu entry for it.
    Check that for the Vista entry, the Vista partition is Active and the Longhorn partition is Hidden.
    Check that for the Longhorn entry, the Longhorn partition is Active and the Vista partition is Hidden.
     
  16. orky87

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    Alright thanks MudCrab for all your effort

    much appreciated
    :D
     
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    Hi Orky87,

    Vista was NEVER codenamed BLACKCOMB!

    Vista was codenamed LONGHORN!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7 for BLACKCOMB.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longhorn
    "Longhorn", the former working name of the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system.
    Windows Server "Longhorn", the former working name of the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system.
     
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