BOOTWIZ - XP Dual boot - cannot boot from original partition

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  1. corrado444

    corrado444 Registered Member

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    Hi, I have already posted on this topic, but now I know that this event is due to the Acronis disk suite and I can be more precise about what is going on.

    I installed Acronis Boot selector from the Disk Director Suite. I wanted a dual boot machine with each XP OS on a separate partition (and eventually a Linux partition later).

    I partitioned my C drive into a C (the original partition with the OS) and a clean G partition.
    I then installed XP pro on the new partition but upon rebooting the Acronis OS selector did not show up anymore (as it did before I partitioned the drive) and I could not boot again with the original C drive OS. Only with the new one.
    The boot screen (the default windows one) gives me a choice between 2 versions of XP pro, one on G drive (the newest one) and one on the C drive (the older one).

    When I try to boot with the C drive partition I get the following Message: System32\hal.dll missing

    Now I believe that this file is missing because I found that the entire system files have been moved inside the bootwiz folder.

    Question:

    How do I restore the OS selector to show up at boot?

    How do I restore the OS on my C drive?

    Thank you, I always liked the reformatting capabilities of Acronis Suite, but this is the first time I use the boot selector and things are not going too well.

    I read the fix in the FAQ regarding BOOTWIZ, but I doubt it will work with my setup.
     
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  3. corrado444

    corrado444 Registered Member

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    Hi, Thanks for the links. The tips should work, but I am concerned about the system folders. If The acronis OS selector program has put them there, the windows XP disk will not put them back the way they were.
    I will wait to use any recovery strategy until someone familiar with the OS selector program can give me the go ahead.

    Thank you for your kind help
     
  4. corrado444

    corrado444 Registered Member

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    I found the log from the BOOTWIZ and I tought of posting it here in case it could shed light on what my next step should be.

    1) Should I try and install Acronis Os Selector on the new partition hoping it will read my other partition as well and restore it?
    2) How do I make the OS selector appear at boot again otherwise? It worked well when I had one partition but since the new windows install it does not work anymore, and from the log I can tell it made some radical changes.

    Here is the log:



    Sat Aug 27 18:47:12 2005
    Host os: loader
    os_selector::Init begin
    oss_match::Match begin
    First start
    Disk 114.50G installed
    Disk 152.67G installed
    Partition 219 need to detect as new
    Partition 221 need to detect as new
    oss_match::Match end
    Version of file: 219:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntoskrnl.exe is 5.1
    cfg_os::AddDetectedOses begin
    Os 4241761300, Windows XP Professional (%l) renamed to %n Professional%l %l(%ll%l)
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams begin
    Set active partition 219 for os: 4241761300, Windows XP Professional (English)
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams end
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams begin
    Set active partition 221 for os: 4241761300, Windows XP Professional (English)
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams end
    File: 219:\ntldr added to os: 4241761300, Windows XP Professional (English)
    File: 219:\ntdetect.com added to os: 4241761300, Windows XP Professional (English)
    File: 219:\bootfont.bin added to os: 4241761300, Windows XP Professional (English)
    File: 219:\ntbootdd.sys added to os: 4241761300, Windows XP Professional (English)
    File: 219:\boot.ini added to os: 4241761300, Windows XP Professional (English)
    Dir: 219:\WINDOWS added to os: 4241761300, Windows XP Professional (English)
    Dir: 219:\Program Files added to os: 4241761300, Windows XP Professional (English)
    Dir: 219:\Documents and Settings added to os: 4241761300, Windows XP Professional (English)
    New os: 4241761300, ntxp on partition 219 added
    Os 4241761300, Windows XP Professional (English) setted default
    Create file: 219:\BOOTWIZ\fcd42414\bootsect.sys
    Result: ok
    SectCommandValue. Section: boot loader, command: default, value: multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS, file 219:\BOOTWIZ\fcd42414\boot.ini
    KeepFile. Section: boot loader, command: timeout, keep: 1, file 219:\BOOTWIZ\fcd42414\boot.ini
    KeepFile. Section: operating systems, command: multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS, keep: 0, file 219:\BOOTWIZ\fcd42414\boot.ini
    cfg_os::AddDetectedOses end
    Added boot from A:
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams begin
    Set active partition 219 for os: 940228931, Boot from floppy A:
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams end
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams begin
    Set active partition 221 for os: 940228931, Boot from floppy A:
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams end
    os_selector::Init end


    Sat Aug 27 18:52:20 2005
    Host os: loader
    os_selector::Init begin
    Checkfile 219:\ntldr changed
    Os 3226543299, Windows XP Professional (%l) renamed to %n Professional%l %l(%ll%l)
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams begin
    Set active partition 219 for os: 3226543299, Windows XP Professional (English)
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams end
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams begin
    Set active partition 221 for os: 3226543299, Windows XP Professional (English)
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams end
    File: 219:\ntldr added to os: 3226543299, Windows XP Professional (English)
    File: 219:\ntdetect.com added to os: 3226543299, Windows XP Professional (English)
    File: 219:\bootfont.bin added to os: 3226543299, Windows XP Professional (English)
    File: 219:\ntbootdd.sys added to os: 3226543299, Windows XP Professional (English)
    File: 219:\boot.ini added to os: 3226543299, Windows XP Professional (English)
    Dir: 219:\WINDOWS added to os: 3226543299, Windows XP Professional (English)
    Os 4241761300, Windows XP Professional (English) renamed to %n Professional%l %l(%ll%l)
    os_selector::Init end


    Sat Aug 27 18:53:09 2005
    Host os: loader
    os_selector::Init begin
    Checkfile 219:\ntldr changed
    os_selector::Init end


    Sat Aug 27 18:54:54 2005
    Host os: loader
    os_selector::Init begin
    Checkfile 219:\ntldr changed
    os_selector::Init end


    Sat Aug 27 19:10:44 2005
    Host os: loader
    os_selector::Init begin
    Checkfile 219:\ntldr changed
    os_selector::Init end


    Sun Aug 28 13:25:18 2005
    Host os: loader


    Mon Aug 29 19:24:47 2005
    Host os: Windows XP


    Mon Aug 29 19:27:40 2005
    Host os: loader


    Sat Sep 10 11:08:03 2005
    Host os: Windows XP
    os_selector::Discard
    os_selector::Discard
    Os 4241761300, Windows XP Professional (English) renamed to Windows XP Pro (English)
    os_selector::Discard


    Mon Oct 10 17:03:38 2005
    Host os: Windows XP
    os_selector::Init begin
    oss_match::Match begin
    Partition 221 need to detect as new
    oss_match::Match end
    os_selector::Init end


    Mon Oct 10 17:07:27 2005
    Host os: Windows XP


    Mon Oct 10 19:09:09 2005
    Host os: Windows XP
    Create file: 219:\BOOTWIZ\mbrfound.dat
    Result: ok


    Mon Oct 10 21:56:11 2005
    Host os: loader


    Mon Oct 10 22:01:58 2005
    Host os: loader


    Mon Oct 10 22:03:28 2005
    Host os: Windows XP
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams begin
    Set active partition 221 for os: 4241761300, Windows XP Pro (English)
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams end
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams begin
    Set active partition 219 for os: 4241761300, Windows XP Pro (English)
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams end
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams begin
    Set active partition 221 for os: 4241761300, Windows XP Pro (English)
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams end
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams begin
    Set active partition 219 for os: 4241761300, Windows XP Pro (English)
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams end
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams begin
    Set active partition 221 for os: 4241761300, Windows XP Pro (English)
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams end
    os_selector::CopyOs begin
    Unlinked partitions for os: 4186293438,
    oss_os::UnlinkFile begin
    File: 219:\ntldr
    From os: 4241761300, Windows XP Pro (English)
    To os: 4186293438, Windows XP Pro (English) (2)
    oss_os::UnlinkFile end
    oss_os::UnlinkFile begin
    File: 219:\ntdetect.com
    From os: 4241761300, Windows XP Pro (English)
    To os: 4186293438, Windows XP Pro (English) (2)
    oss_os::UnlinkFile end
    oss_os::UnlinkFile begin
    File: 219:\bootfont.bin
    From os: 4241761300, Windows XP Pro (English)
    To os: 4186293438, Windows XP Pro (English) (2)
    oss_os::UnlinkFile end
    oss_os::UnlinkFile begin
    File: 219:\ntbootdd.sys
    From os: 4241761300, Windows XP Pro (English)
    To os: 4186293438, Windows XP Pro (English) (2)
    oss_os::UnlinkFile end
    oss_os::UnlinkFile begin
    File: 219:\boot.ini
    From os: 4241761300, Windows XP Pro (English)
    To os: 4186293438, Windows XP Pro (English) (2)
    oss_os::UnlinkFile end
    oss_os::CopyDir begin
    Dir: 219:\WINDOWS
    From os: 4241761300, Windows XP Pro (English)
    To os: 4186293438, Windows XP Pro (English) (2)
    oss_os::CopyDir end
    oss_os::CopyDir begin
    Dir: 219:\Program Files
    From os: 4241761300, Windows XP Pro (English)
    To os: 4186293438, Windows XP Pro (English) (2)
    oss_os::CopyDir end
    oss_os::CopyDir begin
    Dir: 219:\Documents and Settings
    From os: 4241761300, Windows XP Pro (English)
    To os: 4186293438, Windows XP Pro (English) (2)
    oss_os::CopyDir end
    os_selector::CopyOs end
    os_selector::Commit begin
    Os copying canceled
    os_selector::Commit end
    os_selector::Discard
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams begin
    Set active partition 219 for os: 4241761300, Windows XP Pro (English)
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams end
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams begin
    Set active partition 221 for os: 4241761300, Windows XP Pro (English)
    oss_os::ChangePartitionParams end


    Mon Oct 10 22:24:33 2005
    Host os: loader


    Mon Oct 10 22:24:55 2005
    Host os: loader
     
  5. Acronis Support

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    Hello corrado444,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis Disk Management Software.

    Please accept our apologies for the delay with the response.

    Please note that system files of all installed Windows OSes are copied to the BOOTWIZ folder when you install OS Selector. These files are not erased from their old location.

    In order to make the OS Selector screen appear when booting you should reactivate it. You can do it in the following ways:

    1) Start Acronis Disk Director Suite 9.0 -> Tools -> OS Selector -> Tools -> Activate.
    2) Boot from a Bootable media and perform the similar actions desctibed in 1)

    If the above doesn't help please download Acronis Report utility available at http://www.acronis.com/files/support/AcronisReport.exe and run it, create a report and send it to us. This would provide us with detailed information on the hard disk partition structure.

    Please collect the information requested above and contact us from our web-site: http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/my/support/ . Please don't forget to send the link to this thread along with gathered information. This would allow us to investigate the problem and help you with the solution.

    Thank you.
    --
    Semyonov Vasily
     
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