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Old 07-15-2006, 07:29 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Oh crap, I expect all your boot files were on the linux partition so we're probably labouring in vain.

Ok enter

cd c:\

then enter

dir

do you see NTDETECT.COM, ntldr, boot.ini and a bunch of other files?
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I see all those files.

and cd c:\ also got me to

C:\>
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what does your boot.ini look like?
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C:\>boot.ini

"The command is not recognized."
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no no, you need to type "type" e.g.

c:\type boot.ini
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Lol, I laughed out loud at that one.

It worked.

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[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi<0>disk<0>rdisk<0>partition<3>\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi<0>disk<0>rdisk<0>partition<3>\WINNT="Microso ft Windows 2000 Professional"/fastdetect
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ok so I'm assuming now that you only have the one hard drive, one partition and windows is on it.

create a new boot.ini on another computer (make a text file then rename it boot.ini) with the following

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect

then copy it to a floppy disk and overwrite the current one.

c:\copy a:\boot.ini c:
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Yes, there is only one hard drive, after deleting the linux partition there is now only one partition, and Windows 2000 is on it.

And curses, I don't have a floppy drive around, lol. The only one is in the broken PC. I'll try to figure something out.
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you might be able to use a usb drive, I dont know if win2k has drivers for it, I know XP does.

Anyway, good luck coz i'm off to bed now (1am here).
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Yea, thanks for all your help.
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