Serious Windows XP boot problem.

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Salmon Lau

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14 Mar 2004
A Hard-solve situation: Windows XP partition 2 boot problem.

I installed Windows 98 on partition 1 and Windows XP Pro on partition 2.
One day, i accidently formatted partition 1, then i install another Windows XP Pro on partition 1. But i can't boot into Windows XP on partition 2.
I've try make partition 2 active, then run fixboot and fixmbr from Recovery Console, but it dosen't work.
Although now i can access most of files inside partition 2 through Windows XP (partition 1), i still can't access files inside Documents and Settings\LauCN on partition 2. I think i need to boot into Windows XP (partition 2), and logon with my password in order to reach those files.
Those files are very important to me, and i won't easily reformat, nor reinstall with partition 2, unless there is no other ways out.
What should i do, so that i can boot into that Windows XP on partition 2, without losing my important files?
I highly appreciate all who view this problem and try to help, thank you.


Computer Genius
14 Apr 2003
boot from your XP cd

hit R when it asks if you want to repair or setup windows.

it will probably then ask for the administrator password (if you didn't set one, just press enter)

type fixboot

then fixmbr

then exit

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