Wont boot to Windows - Urgent Help Required

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Andy, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. Andy

    Andy Meep.

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    Last night, on my primary machine, I installed PartitionMagic to partition my drive off and clear things up abit. It said, after selecting the first partition I wanted to create - to restart, and, after the Windows loading screen, loaded up and tried to apparently create the partition - but failed, giving an "Error 27 - Cannot Lock Drive"

    It then asks for you to hit any key to reboot, and this cycle continues, and I cannot get in to Windows. I dont care about partitioning anymore, I just need to get back into my files - urgently.

    I have access to the BIOS etc - and have set it to boot from CD, then HDD. Can I burn a cd that will let me boot into Windows to uninstall Partition Magic, or how in the flying crap do I get back in?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Have you tried Safe Mode?
     
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  3. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Since it sounds like you have another machine in the house, set it as slave in there and copy any important files over to that machine. Then try a "Repair Windows" with the XP cd.

    Heeter
     
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  4. Andy

    Andy Meep.

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    I hit F8 and booted up with my last known good settings.

    Uninstalled PartitionMagic - and were good as gold.

    Rep to those who posted, none the less ^^
     
  5. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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  6. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Phew! lol... congrats man :)