Messed up OSS

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  1. prabs99

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    I have 3 bootable partitions, the first one is a FAT32 with win2000, the second and third is NTFS with Winxp. Both the windows xp partitions would not boot giving me the boot.ini. So I deleted the windows xp entries from OSS and went to win 2000 to copy the boot.ini files to the xp partitions. Now I can get the entries back on OSS. I am attaching the oss file. Hopefully somebody can help with this.
     

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    Your file only shows the Windows 2000 entry to boot from the hard drive. All the other entries (except for the floppy) are CD boot entries.

    Can you please clarify what you mean by Both the windows xp partitions would not boot giving me the boot.ini. and Now I can get the entries back on OSS. ?

    Did you copy the boot.ini file from the Windows 2000 partition into the XP partitions?

    Can you attach both the XP boot.ini files and the Windows 2000 boot.ini file?

    Did you previously have OSS booting all three Operating Systems?
     
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    I could see all 3 entries on OSS. It all started with the missing ntldr on both the WinXP partition and then I could not boot into XP. I had to boot into 2000 and unhide the partitions and copy boot.ini and make changes to it. But that didnt work out well and got the error missing boot.ini and the hal.dll error. So I decided to erase the entries from OSS hoping to the program fix the problem. Here I am.
     

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    The boot.ini files are incomplete and corrupt. Try the attached files.

    If OSS won't redetect your XP installations, they can be added back in manually.
     

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    Thanks MudCrab. That did the trick. I did not see anything different in the boot.ini files. How could you tell it was corrupt? Thank you very much again.
     
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    There was nothing listed under the [operating systems] section and the line-breaks were non-DOS.
     
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    I am not sure what exactly happened, but when XP boots the boot and system partition are inter changed. I am trying to work on it, but maybe somebody knows what happened and how to fix it.
     
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    Can you post your BOOTWIZ.OSS file again?

    When you replaced the XP boot.ini files, did you just put them into the correct partitions and OSS redetected the installations okay?

    Is the Windows partition assigned C: in each installation?
     
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    I put the boot.ini in the correct partitions. When I go to WinXP the %systemroot% is referring to a different drive (not C:). Both the windows installation is assigned C.
     

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