Booting problem

By anithasev
Jul 27, 2011
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  1. Hi all,
    Please help me in resolving my issue
    Issue: my system has 250GB hard disk and 5 partitions c,d,e,f,g,h
    c has windows server 2003 and e has windows xp sp2
    whenever i start my computer i get a boot choice menu
    I use more frequently xp
    as mozilla is crashed in xp i started chkdsk in e drive
    it was completed successfully and took hours time and didnot boot
    then i tried to repair xp in e drive and could not get it
    then due to urgency i formatted c drive and installed xp again in c drive
    now my system has xp installed in c and e drive
    the issue is
    iam not getting boot choice menu
    and always xp in c is being booted

    please help me how to boot into xp in e drive
    or atleast help me how to open E:/Documents and Settings/Administrator from xp os in c
    as xp in e drive is password protected (it is working in repair console)

    problem is i have some data on e desktop otherwise i could have formatted e drive

    thank you very much
    Please help me in solving this issue

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    So you have 6 partitions on one drive all at about 20 something GB in size? That is a poor thing to do, especially on a single hard drive. If the single drive fails, you loose all partitioned data. In this case, the hard drive might be failing. Next time, create partitions on more than one hard drive. Also be aware that you loose a lot of hard drive space when you partition like you have

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