OS Selector has a mind of its own.

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  1. bodgy

    bodgy Registered Member

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    I'm having difficulty with OS selector v10.

    It keeps marking the wrong partition as active, even after correcting it in DD10, plus it ignores the default choice of OS and makes the partition it insists is active the default one. It can no longer find the 3rd partition containing W2K, it tells me no disks have an OS.

    Partition Disk 1 Partition 1 WinXP -- original and should be active partition
    " " " " 2 WinXP -- test install -- OS keeps making this active
    " " " " 3 W2K OS has lost track of this
    " " " " 4 Solaris10 - no OS installed at present.

    What I'm thinking of trying is - uninstall OS10, remake boot.ini to include all the MS systems and ensure it is booting off partition 1, then re-install OS10 and see if it picks up the installs correctly from the boot.ini info.

    Anyone have any other suggestions?

    Colin
     
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    I have part solved the problem.

    OS selector refused to be uninstalled - it reported there were no operating systems - both in Windows and from the boot CD.

    I ran fixmbr which reported a corrupted boot sector.
    I ran bootcfg which found all MS installations.

    Booted system and selected default OS partition from boot.ini- ALL the bootwiz folders and bootwiz.sys were still on all partitions.

    Ran OS selector in Windows - it reported all 3 MS installs plus had the correct one marked as default.

    On boot up I now get an MBR 3 error - then a missing boot.ini error message, and then XP starts up correctly.

    I haven't tried uninstalling OS Selector again - as I have 2 professional CAD software programs that amongst other things use the boot sector or MBR to node lock themselves - and I'm on my fourth unlock request in 6 days :( .

    I suspect that as my OS's are on drive 2 - this might be the problem as XP install sees drive D,E and F, where as in XP and DD10 it sees C:

    Other than that - it now works.

    Colin
     
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    Hello bodgy,

    You can fix the MBR 3 error by re-activating Acronis OS Selector.

    Please take a look at section 8.1.1 of Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 User's Guide which describes how to re-activate Acronis OS Selector.

    Thank you.
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    Kirill Omelchenko
     
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