Add/Remove Programs Affects other OS

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  1. ThomasKMC

    ThomasKMC Registered Member

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    I took an image from my gaming partition running Windows XP and restored it on another partition for dual boot. I wanted one installation of XP for work and one for gaming. I use OSL2000 as my boot selector, and the whole setup started out ok.
    Then I booted into the work partition and started to remove games from the Add/Remove Programs list which were installed on a logical D partition. The strange thing is, when i boot back into the gaming partition and bring up the Add/Remove Programs list, the games are gone here as well! How can that be? They are supposed to be 2 independant installations of XP. This doesn't make any sense to me. Please help.
     
  2. cortez

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    I have had corruption when restoring an image to a different partition at the rate of about 50-60 percent (all correctable on my setup).

    Unfortunately a restored image to a different partition is not the exact equivalent to a clean install of Windows, but instead the registry is buckshot with the originating partition's drive letter. As the image is essentially a clone, Windows may access the wrong partition: some times corruption occurs on some systems as you have found out.

    If you still have an image of your gaming partition you can try again.

    It seems that your setup is sensitive to cross partition activity and you should have your partitions hidden from one another (if you have not done so already--in which case this would be the first time I have heard of cross partition activity on a hidden OS).
     
  3. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    ThomasKMC,

    http://www.goodells.net/multiboot/partsigs.htm See "Fixing Windows 2000/XP Drive Letters"

    As cortez mentioned, "you should have your partitions hidden from one another." I'm afraid it's now too late.
     
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