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CANT BOOT FROM MIRRORED DRIVE

By trurod70 ·
I had two drives mirrored(software mirror, winnt4). The main drive went down so Im trying to boot from my mirrored drive. The error I get is "cant find ntldr" and it wont boot. If I use a fault tolerant boot disk it will boot. Help.

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by curlergirl In reply to CANT BOOT FROM MIRRORED D ...

If your mirrored drive has a different drive and/or partition number, you will have to edit your boot.ini file to find the right boot partition. The statements in the boot.ini file point to the disk and/or partition where the boot files are location, using the following syntax:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT

This statement refers to physical disk 1, partition 1 on the first controller (disk(0) refers to the controller, rdisk(1) refers to the physical drive)as the boot partition for this particular installation. Hope this helps!

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by trurod70 In reply to CANT BOOT FROM MIRRORED D ...

I forgot to say that I checked this already. The boot.ini on the floppy is identical to the one on the hard disk.

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by IceCat In reply to CANT BOOT FROM MIRRORED D ...

Sounds like your Boot.ini's ARC path is pointing to the drive that went bad. The fault tolerant boot disk is pointing to the correct ARC path.

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by trurod70 In reply to CANT BOOT FROM MIRRORED D ...

I forgot to say that I copied the contents of my floppy to the correct places on my hard drive. Both the floppy and the hard drive have identical boot.ini files. Yes, the partition that it is pointing to is the active partition.

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by trurod70 In reply to CANT BOOT FROM MIRRORED D ...

No. Both boot.ini files are the same. I think something is wrong with my master boot record.

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by pschuvie In reply to CANT BOOT FROM MIRRORED D ...

Well there are a few things missing regarding the harddrive/controller setup and the intial actions taken in preparing the mirroring (second drive). But in any case here are a couple hints to look at:

1. If IDE did you change the drive master/slave settings, your mirrored drive is now needing to be a master i believe. or

take a look at this link which might just address your question directly:

http://www.ntfaq.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=14673

(above link may have a wrap problem - i never know how they are going to come out here, remove spaces as needed.)

HTH

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by trurod70 In reply to CANT BOOT FROM MIRRORED D ...

They are SCSI hard drives. I think the article will help greatly. Thanks.

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