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hello everybody...

i dont know if its the right place to post this but i hope u can help anyway ...

i have windows xp and it was working well for a good long time ... now i dont know whats gotten into me but i decided to take a ghost image of my partition since it was running good ...

so installed norton ghost and setup the whole process .... computer restarts ...and i choose that norton ghost should do his thing ....but bam ....it freezes right there

restart a couple times still wont work ....and when i press the second option which is to take me back to windows it freezes again ....

so i run boot magic and tell it to let me boot from c instead of the virtual partition that norton ghost creates ..... bla bla restart ...and then i get Missing Operating system !!!!

i figured it was a boot loader problem ...stick my xp cd in to try and open the recoveryconsole ...but BAM again ... after checking all the drivers the xp setup crashes giving me the nice usual blue screen ... telling me something is wrong with my hardware ....

so the question is could this still be an MBR problem .... or should i kiss my hard disk goodbye !!!!

thank u all in advance ...
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Neil Jones

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The solution to this was simply find an old Windows 98 boot disk/CD (or download one from bootdisk.com), boot from it and change the active partition using FDisk from the Ghost virtual partition to the main Windows partition, and there would have been no risk to the Master Boot Record. This should also solve the problem with the computer as it stands.[/i][/color]
FDisk might be old, boring and not very pretty, but it does what it says on the tin.

Edited by Neil Jones, 16 March 2009 - 05:47 PM.

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