View Full Version : Fucked up my sister computer
10-21-2004, 09:06 PM
AKA we need a Hardware/Software Help sub forum.
So I install Windows 2000 on the Second hard drive I put in my sisters computer so we can lan them and it turns out the both have the WINNT directory totally fucking up and confusing the boot selector into thinkin I only had 2000 installed and it bitches at me every time I try and boot into XP.
Win2k works its just XP thats messed up.
Please help me /images/graemlins/frown.gif
10-22-2004, 02:28 AM
I'm sure that someone here knows what to do but it sounds like you need immediate help and maybe these people can get you there first. My friends at Netwerkin.com http://www.netwerkin.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?
10-22-2004, 04:11 AM
Why do you need Windows 2000 for a LAN?
Never had any problems setting up a game LAN with XP.
10-22-2004, 04:24 AM
xp and 2000 dont like to talk to each other with default settings, there probally is a way to get file sharing to work between them but its not nearly as easy as xp-xp ro 2k-2k(which is just setting up sharing for your drives)
10-22-2004, 05:33 AM
you might need to install ipx/spx on the xp install, but i've not used xp in a while so i could be wrong
10-22-2004, 07:28 AM
Getting LAN to work is not the issue at the moment getting her computer to boot XP again is.
But thanks for the info.
10-22-2004, 08:52 AM
Is the boot sector really screwed or is the entry simply missing from the boot.ini? For example, this is mine:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WIN5="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
D:\="Microsoft Windows 98"
I have two installations of win2k on the first partitions of two different harddrives. You should be in a similar situation, right?
10-22-2004, 12:04 PM
Yes I'm in a similar situation but instead of the...
Which seems to confuse the hell out of the computer.
Now I can only boot into Win2k.
If I select Windows XP it tries to boot into Win2k for some reason.
Which I don't understand why because the OS'es are on seperate HDD.
10-22-2004, 03:01 PM
long shot, but do you have the second drive with XP on it listed in the boot list for the drives? If so, what order?
10-22-2004, 03:10 PM
We had a similar issue here and have you tried booting up separately with one hd disconnected then the other?
10-22-2004, 04:08 PM
@bearkub: The first hd has xp on it. it was listed second so I moved it to first last night still a no go.
@frosty: Tried that already also still a no go.
10-22-2004, 04:26 PM
Here is the error....
Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEMced
The "ced" is part of the regular Windows 2000 message where you press F8 to get more startup options
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