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Tried to start WinXP. I don't know why stuff is broken now that I've replaced legacy GRUB with GRUB2. The knight of DARKNESS. Tried to start WinXP. http://realink.org/solved-weird/solved-weird-boot-issue-in-xp.html

As long as you locate the hidden "system" partition, give it a letter to be able to access it, and make sure that all your XP boot files go there (the Posting a plea for help or information in the forum, will be seen more quickly by a widely experienced audience. Jake Johnson [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] Having dual-booting problems? Have a read of the following links to help you better accomplish your goal: 1. [thread=3153]PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING WITH A PROBLEM[/thread] | 2. [thread=3503]Steps for Multibooting[/thread] | 3.

NTDETECT.COM FAILED. vBulletin 2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Created XP entry. And it is indeed the limit of a natural data type, just hidden behind some other computations. (SB figured this out, though I fear that this shout-out will only serve to

Skip to main content Follow UsNews Holy cow, I wrote a book Basics Archives Ground Rules Suggestion Box Contact Me Disclaimers and such CategoriesCode Non-Computer Other History Tips/Support Microspeak Dream email Jake Johnson [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] Having dual-booting problems? or what? However, the boot.ini file is a bit messed up, it seems: -- [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS2 [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS2="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft

So I used http://neosmart.net/wiki/download/attachments/196612/Boot+Files.zip Rebooted. Maurits [MSFT] says: November 13, 2008 at 12:37 pm You could easily allow very long boot delays by specifying the logarithm of the boot delay instead of the boot delay directly. I have Page 1 of 2 1 2 > Thread Tools Search this Thread 09-23-2010, 05:57 PM #1 joseg Registered Member Join Date: Sep 2010 Posts: 15 OS: Uhoh.

DWalker says: November 13, 2008 at 12:24 pm Someone said that the "problem" could be solved by using a Bignum library DURING BOOT? You will need to play with Vista / 7's BCD entries. It has 3 partitions, the first of which (E: ) is termed a boot partition by EASEUS Partition master, but it will not boot without the C: drive present. User contributions on this site are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International License.

while booting, CPU is running at full power, so you are wasting almost 100W of power (or may be more) while boot timer ticks.. https://neosmart.net/forums/threads/solved-win7-xp-boot-ini-wont-auto-configure-or-boot-into-xp.3826/ Mark (The other Mark) says: November 14, 2008 at 9:15 am @DrkMatter Fair enough. Timing: 0.0347 seconds Memory: 2.345 MB DB Queries: 6 My AccountSearchMapsYouTubePlayNewsGmailDriveCalendarGoogle+TranslatePhotosMoreShoppingWalletFinanceDocsBooksBloggerContactsHangoutsKeepEven more from GoogleSign inHidden fieldsBooksbooks.google.com - Maximum PC is the magazine that every computer fanatic, PC gamer or content Heck, limit it to one day.

I did as you eventually did, and guided W7 to where I wanted it. (I always pre-allocate and label everything on a new HDD as I intend it to end up More about the author FWIW, I have the Vista/7 bootloader in the MBR of one HDD, with GRUB2 in the MBR of another. It said the "Windows 7" bootloader was on that drive. Leave a comment Helpful +1 Report Rosco Aug 25, 2008 at 02:38 PM Hi folks, There is step by step instructions to solving the boot.ini issue here as well as a

I then tried bootcfg but it said no boot info was present. Neil says: November 14, 2008 at 11:56 am It's written into ntldr/bootmgr, which is likely written in C. What the heck is going on here?! check my blog Also maybe add a note to the FAQ warning Win7 installers of the secret system issue.

I did not see an option to repair the SATA WINDOWS install, but it was able to install to a new directory, which I called WINDOWS2. DrkMatter says: November 13, 2008 at 2:36 pm Software developers are a type of engineers. Samsung Series 3 15.6" notebook (NP300-V5A-A02US) Adv Reply April 14th, 2010 #2 Objekt View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Has an Ubuntu Drip Join Date Oct 2007 Beans 668

Thanks for that thought !!!

OK - I backed up Drive E , shut down the computer and detached the IDE, then booted up with the XP disk and went into Recovery console and used fixboot Ulric says: November 13, 2008 at 5:51 pm you have an elephant's memory… most of what I say, unfortunately, is really best forgotten :P :( mikeb says: November 13, 2008 at Whining about the limit without a real world use-case= Not Interesting dude says: November 13, 2008 at 1:39 pm Did no one read the very FIRST sentence? One commenter suggested that the problem could be solved by using a bignum library.

mikeb says: November 14, 2008 at 4:16 pm Raymond: There's a corollary to this question that I hope you'll address in a future topic: why are we limited to a Leave a comment Helpful +0 Report kai Mar 27, 2011 at 02:23 PM http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ht/repairbootini.htm Leave a comment Helpful +0 Report Windows XP Support Nov 16, 2011 at 03:42 AM The boot.ini It worked well and my computer was able to boot up. news Like us on facebook!

I'm disappointed but sadly not surprised that everybody focused on that number and completely missed the point of the article. Dan says: November 13, 2008 at 12:21 pm This like asking why 32-bit signed integers only go up to 2 billion. Was this answer helpful? One day this problem or something very similar will hit us hard.

Last edited: May 7, 2009 n333osmart, May 7, 2009 #3 JustinW Super Moderator Staff Member Joined: Apr 21, 2008 Messages: 4,375 Likes Received: 2 Trophy Points: 38 Location: Phoenix, AZ US Eber Irigoyen says: November 13, 2008 at 12:06 pm a storage limitation? Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... That makes no sense at all, because things didn't work that way when I first used GRUB2, a few months ago.

If you want something patently ridiculous, you are obligated to give a -reason- why it makes sense to support. Samsung Series 3 15.6" notebook (NP300-V5A-A02US) Adv Reply April 20th, 2010 #8 oldfred View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Super Master Roaster Join Date Jun 2009 Location SW Forida Before when you booted it was loading from the active (boot or *) partition and then gave you a choice of which to boot. Members can monitor the statuses of their requests from their account pages.

It's written into ntldr/bootmgr, which is likely written in C. Got pissed. It's not so much nitpicking as enjoying a mental exercise. DistroUbuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Re: Weird booting problems (2.6.31-20 kernel hangs, XP just reboots) Yes you may have to repair the XP boot loader.

Did bootcfg /rebuild. You should not be wasting valuable energy.. I want a short delay so I can override my boot options; something like 5.650 seconds would be great. Each and every issue is packed with punishing product reviews, insightful and innovative how-to stories and the illuminating technical articles that enthusiasts crave....https://books.google.com/books/about/Maximum_PC.html?id=mgIAAAAAMBAJ&utm_source=gb-gplus-shareMaximum PCMy libraryHelpAdvanced Book SearchSubscribeGet Textbooks on Google PlayRent