In both OS have empty folders

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  1. horn

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    As I already explain in Software, Hardware and General Services part in my threed "Dual boot question" I found in both installed OS ,after Console Repear of XP Pro SP-2, empty folders of Windows and Program Files in both OS -XP Pro SP-2 and Win 98 SE.
    Only XP Pro SP-2 was repeared but something goes wrong and a/m folders when jumping from in left pane or in Acronis True Image 8.0 show that Windows and Program Folders are "Empty".
    I can boot any of two OS normaly, but as one friend say I am running "cripled OS"
    Any advice what to do, pleaseo_O
     
  2. Howard Kaikow

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    If you were able to boot, then Windows directory cannot be empty.

    However, when you repaired, it is possible that Windows was installed in the WinNT directory.
     
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    Agree with you that's obvious.
    I repeat my question:
    Using Windows Explorer or going directly to My Computer and so on , in the left pane there is a list of direcories, folders ect.
    If I choose Windows 98 SE partition , then click on Windows or Program Files, these diretories shows as "Emty"All others from this partition are normal.This is a case when OS XP Pro SP-2 is active i.e. I have boot in XP.
    If boot in Win 98 SE then the same happends with two directories of XP Pro SP-2.Rest of folders and directories are normal.
    Don't know if this is clear.
    For sure something is corrupted but what ?:mad:
     
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  5. Howard Kaikow

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    Check the other logical drives.
    Windows must be installed elsewhere.

    If so, there's likely a boot.ini file in C:\ that lists the path.
     
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    @GF,
    Explanation is very similar to my case.Try to follow instructions but in the first step -stop ( Enter Setup in Tools or by pressing Ctrl-s) this not work ,even in Tools not egzist any "Setup" .
    From "Options" opened "Properties" and found Folder saving is disabled.
    But I must admit that my knowlage of Acronis True Image is zero.

    @HK,
    Searched in Boot.ini file in C:\ and G:\ and also Iin D:\- Data partition and found BOOT Configuration Settings file - 1 KB , one for each OS, and in Partition D:\ boot.ini.backup file - 1 KB, nothing else.
     
  7. Howard Kaikow

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    The boot.ini file MUST always be in the C drive, others are irrelevant.

    Take a look at the one on C drive, it will show you where the OS live.
     
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    horn,

    Without firsthand knowledge of the boot sequence with Acronis installed it's too difficult for me to comment. May I suggest downloading the appropriate manual for you version, then reviewing any grey area's for idea's (I may have a go myself). Maybe a longshot considering I'm not sure how this work's alongside Acronis, but see if you can find that boot.ini file for us. Make sure before searching you have your system set to show all system files (which should allow viewing of the hidden BOOTWIZ folder), then working with this page to try and c/p it's content's here in the forum.


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  9. Howard Kaikow

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    boot.ini was found in posting 6 of this thread.

    What "BOOTWIZ" directory?
    If using the built-in NT loader, boot.ini is all that matters.
     
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    Found this boot by searching all:
    1/For partition C:\
    [boot loader]
    ;timeout=3
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /Execute
    ;C:\="Microsoft Windows 98"



    [boot loader]
    ;timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    timeout=30
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
    ;C:\="Windows 98"

    Third is C:\BOOTWIZ\CHEKFILE 0 bytes

    2/ For Partition G:\
    [boot loader]
    ;timeout=3
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /Execute
    ;C:\="Microsoft Windows 98

    [Boot Loader]
    timeout=20
    Default=C:\

    [Operating Systems]
    C:\="Microsoft Windows 98"
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect"

    Third is G:\BOOTWIZ\CHEKFILE 0 bytes

    Thera are two boot files in partition D:\ but I gueass they have not eny influence because this partition I am using to save some important data in other words like "Archive"

    When boot or reboot always through Acronis OS Selector
     
  11. Howard Kaikow

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    THe one on C is the only one that matters.
    There should be none on any other drive.

    You likely copied the file to the other drives.

    Why use Acronis OS Selector?
     
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    @Howard Kaikow,
    Thanks for your assistance m'8.
    -Cheked IN C:\ allowing hidden folders , found BOOWIZ folder of 6,57 MB.
    In on of boot subfolders found that Windows, Program File and Documents and Settings are empty.
    It's to big to be posted here to be cheked, because I guess mistake is there.
    -Booting through Acronis OS Selector goes automacally, I don't know how to avoid Acronis OS Selector.
    I am not alone who faced this problem with Acronis but since now there is no valuable solution.
    You confused me even more telling that only one BOOTWIZ and only in partition C:\ of XP Pro Sp-2 should egzist, others must be deleted.
    In that case how Windows 98 SE can be booted ?
     
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    BOOT.INI is the only file that matters.

    I have no idea what is BOOTWIZ.
    It's got nothing to do with the boot mechanism or with boot.ini.

    boot.ini will appear ONLY on the C drive. If it's anywhere else, then you copied it there at some point.

    Do you use a 3rd party boot manager?
    I guess that's Acronis OS Selector.
    A 3rd pary boot manager, in general, is only really useful if you are installing both windows and *ix systems. If all are windoze, the built-in NT loader more than suffices.

    It might be useful to move this thread to the Other Acronis Products forum at https://www.wilderssecurity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=70.
     
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    I have this boot.ini file in Partition C:\ ( XP Pro SP-2):

    [boot loader]
    ;timeout=3
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /Execute
    ;C:\="Microsoft Windows 98"

    this is Configuration Settings file
    besides BOOWIZ folder of 6,57 MB extention .
    Is this boot.ini O.K. please?
     
  15. Howard Kaikow

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    See MSFT KB articles 311578 and 289022.

    Also the aarticle "Overview of the boot.ini file" at MSFT's web site.

    Since you are using Acronis OS Selector, I dunno what is relevant.
    I suggest asking in the other forum.
     
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    Thanks for your reply.
    I sent Report file to Acronis Techical Support and i am awaiting their reply and advice.
     
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    Finaly with help of Acronis Techical Support team , to whome I am very grateful, problem is sorted by desabling folder protections.
    Once again thanks to all of you who try to help me.
     
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