Help? Getting OSS to reconize and boot my xp partitons correctly.

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  1. datatec

    datatec Registered Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    I have a somewhat complex system, but for now, I only want to get my basic xp partitons booting.

    3 Primary XP Pro partitions
    1 Logical nfts data partition

    Previously I would boot any of these 3 XP partitions by manually
    changing one of the OS partitions to Active and Hide the rest of OS partitions.
    It was a pain to do but worked well.

    I just installed OSS that I got with Acronis Disk Director suite 10.
    I let it choose all of the defaults.
    Now Partition 1 works correctly but Partitons 2 & 3 have issues.

    What happens when booting with OSS for Partition 2 & 3 is:
    They both have the Correct User displayed on the start menu
    but have the background and the applications of Partition 1.

    [Data I have been able to collect]
    When I go into XP's diskmanagement application it shows :
    Partition1 (boot)
    Partition[os] (System)

    OSS's config for booting partitons 2 & 3 shows these partitons marked as
    active & hidden (and greyed out)

    Not sure if it is important but
    These partitions were 1 clean original and two copies made from images of
    that partition. After copying the partition I went in and changed boot.ini to
    point to the correct partition. This is from quite a while ago and everything
    has worked well with my previous manual method.

    Anyone know what the problem is and how to solve it?
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

    Nov 3, 2006
    I had this exact same problem. It's really wierd to boot up and find the background/icons have been crossed to another boot partition. And the disabled "hidden/active" controls is frustrating.

    Anyway, take a look at this thread as several solutions are presented. There are also several links on one of my posts in this thread that deal with this problem.
    OS not bootable - autochk program not found

    If you still need help or have any questions, post back and I'll try to help.
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