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Old 11-05-2004, 07:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, I would really appreciate any help on the following. I had a machine which only hard drive (running Win. XP Pro. SP2) was labled as "E". I changed this to "C" using Partition Magic 8, now when I try and boot the system I get the following error:

partitionmagic (xmnt2002.exe)

PartitionMagic is unable to read the batch file.

Verifiy that the system32 directory is not compressed or corrupt.

press any key to continue.


Once I press any key it says it's completed and then just hangs, I don't get to the Windows log on screen I have tried several things but got no where. I have a copy of Bart PE so can boot using this and edit the registry if need be but have had no success in what I have tried.

Thanks for reading this and if you think you can help please do, really appreciated! I have limited time to sort this as I leave this wkend
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Do you have the Partition Magic floppydisks?
If not, get them...should be somewhere on the internet.

Maybe you can use the XP disc to fix this.
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Thanks very much for the reply

No I don't have them Maybe I can recreate them on this (another) machine?

I am sure there must be something I can edit in the registry or in the System32 folder??
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Thanks very much for the reply

No I don't have them Maybe I can recreate them on this (another) machine?

I am sure there must be something I can edit in the registry or in the System32 folder??
But I tohught you said you can't log onto Windows, how could you edit your registry without logging in?

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yes, create them on another comp.
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Dan, I can edit the registry by booting using Bart PE - it's like a separate OS - very useful.

I may try and make the disks then, or just slaves it on another machine, copy the data and then reinstall Windows I guess. Any other solutions still very welcome!
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