WinXP system drive restore woes

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by adrian142, Aug 21, 2004.

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  1. adrian142

    adrian142 Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    I have the following problem which is driving me nuts:

    I made an Image of my WinXP system drive. WinXP was located on drive M:, fo whatever reason this drive letter was chosen during first installation because on drive C: a Win98 installation is located.

    Now I wanted to restore the image yesterday. The restore from within WinXP failed. After re-booting the system locked up when the message "CRONIS xyz started..." appeared. Same effect when I wanted to use SecureZone via F11.

    But then I thought of booting into Win98 and restoring from there. The restore process worked after I verified the validity of the image.

    That was when the real trouble started.

    When I re-booted only my Win98 installation was visible. No dual-booting anymore. So I used WinXP recovery console to do a FIXBOOT, FIXMBR.

    WinXP than appeared again, but not as drive M: anymore, but as K:. And when I chose this entry the load process stops when a message concerning "AUTOCHECK not found. Skipping..." is displayed. After that the system re-boots.

    What can I do to solve the situation. How cam I get my old drive letter for the WinXP installation back?

    Best regards,
    -Adrian
     
  2. Justtesting

    Justtesting Registered Member

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    Try to enter recovery console with XP boot CD, when at the prompt,
    press "BOOTCFG /rebuild" (without the "" stuf), and answer to whats asked.
    I hope it helps. Good luck!
     
  3. adrian142

    adrian142 Registered Member

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    Thank You very much for the tip.

    I forgot to mention that I already have taken this step. After I rebuilt the CFG I am given the option to boot into Win98 or WinXP.

    But when I choose WinXP the effect I describe appears.

    How can I set my WinXP installation back to drive letter M:? Or is it irrelevant for WinXP which drive letter is used? I don't think so...
     
  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Adrian --

    Did you try to change the letter to M: ?

    If you have no tool for that please PM me and I'll provide you with a copy of Acronis product that will allow you to change the letter.

    Thank you.
     
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