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By harcomp ·
I have a system which is running multiple window systems. Win98, Win ME, Win NT and Win 2000. This is being achieved using BootMagic from Powerquest. The system keeps bringing up an error message at startup that reads "The volume that was removed had open files on it. Next time Please check first to see if the volume can be removed"
When this message is cleared a GPF message comes up. Clearing the GPF message brings up the following message. "The file system mounted on the volume had data thatneeded to be flushed. Some of the data on the volume was lost. Next time please check first to see if the volume can really be removed."
I have removed the multiple boot as I thought this may be causing the problem but the problem still exists. When the system is running in Win98 the other operating systems are hidden and not accessable.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks John Harris

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by Beldin32 In reply to Removed volume error mess ...

Bootmagic modifies the boot sector of the hard drive to allow the hide/unhide of the various partitions. Uninstalling Boot Magic does not unfortunately remove this change.

What has occurred is that Boot Magic did not finish some task it was trying to do on a partition. Now when it restarts, the drive tries to run this task, cannot because the partition is different or even missing. Thus the error.

the only way to get rid of it unfortunately involves fdisking the hard drive and starting again. You cannot access the Boot section of the hard drive in any useful way apart from hex editing or direct block by block access, and PowerQuest will not give away the information needed to fix this.

i had the same problem on a multi Linux/NT/98partition and had to eventually low level format the drive and start again.

Pain, Pain, Pain.

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by harcomp In reply to Removed volume error mess ...

Thanks for the reply.
I have completely wiped the hard disk. Fdisked the thing and then using ghost to replace the clone of the PARTITION. I used the partition as I assumed that as it was not a clone of the drive I would not get the boot sector of the drive. I may have been wrong as after all this I still have the problem.

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