Windows XP Recovery CD
Posted 11 August 2005 - 04:48 AM
Posted 11 August 2005 - 05:10 AM
Posted 11 August 2005 - 05:21 AM
Posted 11 August 2005 - 08:26 AM
First of all in linux go to /root/mnt I think and it should have your linux drive and another there for windows. if it has only one drive then windows has gone and if you don't have a recovery disk then you can;t re-install windows and I think it is illegal to use somebody elses Windows Disk.
All new computers should come with a disk, If you have bought this computer recently then contact the place where you got the computer. If not then contact Microsoft.
Posted 11 August 2005 - 08:28 AM
Posted 11 August 2005 - 09:56 AM
Edited by lt b0ngo, 11 August 2005 - 09:59 AM.
Posted 11 August 2005 - 10:12 AM
I have used Linux before but do not have it now and cant quite remember exactly how to do it.
Posted 11 August 2005 - 10:24 AM
Posted 11 August 2005 - 11:05 AM
an xp recovery disk is a snapshot of your specific installation at the time you make the disk, its like the win2k or even NT repair disk.
a pc recovery disk from a pc mfr, as an example Emachines (i dont know if they still do) used to use nothing more than a ghosted image to recover the original setup but it is specific to the exact pc, so no, they are not all the same
u dont really clarify if it is separate partitions on the same hd, or separate physical disks
if theyr both on the same hd then ignore the rest of this:
you say you have linux on hd1, and windows on hd2 is this 2 separate physical hard disks, or just partitions, and if they are in fact hard disks, is the boot sequence correct in bios to boot to the windows (hd2) 1st?
then after that you can modify the windows bootloader Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Startup and Recovery.
Click 'edit' and you'll see your system specific bootloader txtfile, disk(0)is default boot, disk(1)2nd boot, disk(2)3rd boot etc
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2003 Server" /fastdetect
if you screw up you can always do last known good configuration to fix it, oh and this time be sure to make a recovery/repair disk for yourself, or better yet, ghost it
Posted 11 August 2005 - 11:12 AM
Posted 11 August 2005 - 11:19 AM
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