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Cant see other partition with 2/OS

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by stolz777, Oct 16, 2003.

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  1. stolz777

    stolz777 Thread Starter

    Oct 16, 2003
    - Ok, I have one C: 120 gig drive.

    - I had windows XP loaded on it, I wanted to do a duel boot PC with another version of windows.

    - I used Partition magic, to set up a 20gig active partition off my c: drive, to load the other windows OS on it.

    - when the computer restarted after partitioning, before windows start up it said.. IDE-0 looking for boot record found "OK" but then the computer would hang right there and not boot Win XP which was my original OS.

    - So before I decided to load the other OS, I decided to load another WIN XP on the same drive just cause I was getting scared that I wouldn't be able to get my date. So I installed another WIN XP on the 20gig partiton.

    - When the computer boots now, it loads XP, but when I click on my C: drive it only reads 20 gigs.. I cant find my original XP install and the data. My C: drive is 120gigs.. I only see the 20gigs for the partition I made.

    - Can anyone give me some input on getting my data? Or deleting this second OS.. and just going back to my original XP with the full 120gigs..

    Thanks, Stolz
  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    Right click on My Computer, select "Manage"

    Click on Starage, select Disk management.

    Does anything show up there for the other partition?

    Its too late to say this now, but you MUST backup your important data before even contemplating using a utility like Partition Magic.

    Accident rates are high in that area, when it comes to data.
  3. IMM

    IMM Malware Specialist

    Feb 1, 2002
    Only one active part per drive - use PM to remove the active flag from your new 20 and set the old one active again - or did you push this new part into the beginning of the drive ??
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