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Supercalifragilistic

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Right, I have a Norton Ghost image (1 DVD and 1 CD). When I made the image, I was on the XP installation on the internal harddrive which only had one partition, that one (C:). Anyway, when I wanted to restore it, I resized the C Partition, and made a D partition, then restored the Ghost image to that one, hoping I could then restore the Ghost image back to the C partition, remove D and resize C. Anyway, when I restored it to the D drive, it wouldn't boot, only the XP installation on C would boot, so I removed C (stupidly) with my Ubuntu CD, and then rebooted, and it wouldn't load anything. So I rebooted Ubuntu, installed ntfs-config and made some changes to the boot.ini file.

I changed it to something like this

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
(2 because it was on the D partition, not C)

Anyway, it still wouldn't boot. So I just reformatted the whole drive, and this is the actual question.

If I boot up the XP disc, make an empty C parition and then install XP on the D partition, can I then restore my Ghost image to the C partition, and remove the D partition?

Oh, one more thing. The only external harddrive (kind of) I have, is my iPod Video (which is empty at the moment). If I format that and install XP on it, can I then restore the iPod firmware?

Thanks in advance.

Edited by Supercalifragilistic, 11 October 2007 - 09:30 AM.

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Supercalifragilistic

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Nvm. Installing to D and then restoring to C worked.

Mods lock please.
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anzenketh

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Hello supercalifraq,

Glad you got your problem fixed.
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