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windows and lenux compatibility

By idemcot ·
I got a problem starting my windows 2000 after I installed linux. Initially , I have a dual boot, windows Me on drive C and 2000 on drive D. I did the patition with Patition Magic 6.0. Then I intalled linux mandrake and I resized drive C to get some free space. Now I have the linux partition between drive C and D.
windows Me on drive C works fine, but when I try to start win2000 I get this error message: "windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<windows2000 root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
please re-install a copy of the above file".
I did everything possible but it won't start. I even wiped out the linux operating system but still it won't work. Now I have an unallocated partition between driveC and D. I tried to get back that free space using partition magic on drive C like it was, and when I apply the changes, my lap top reboots in DOS with this error message : "error 2005 while executing batch file. Error 2005: one or more lost clusters are present". Anybody already has this problem, How can I get my windows 2000 run again? I'll really appreciate your help.
thank you kindly.

Simon Koffi

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by djent In reply to windows and lenux compati ...

You could do a second install of W2K to a new directory( winnt2 ), then edit the boot.ini file to use your original W2K install. I avoid third party partitioning utilities as they often produce unexpected results that cannot be undone. Once you get access to your W2K you can backup the drive, wipe the drive and restore the backup of C: and . The next time you install Linux consider adding a seperate drive and use the NT boot loader, that way you won't affect the windows drive at all.

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dual-boot evil

by LordInfidel In reply to windows and lenux compati ...

Triple boot.... satan himself..

and that is all I have to say about that.

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