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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by dgdot, Feb 14, 2003.

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  1. dgdot

    dgdot Thread Starter

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    I'm running win 98se on an athlon xp1800, 256ram, 80gb hd.
    I tried to create a new partition using partition magic 8.0 in order to load another os (xp).
    The system crashed, and now I am unable to boot/recover the original drive.
    How do I "reclaim" the original c: drive running 98se?
    Make this the primary drive again.

    Please! any help would be greatly appreciated before I have to reinstall.
    Many thanks
     
  2. Jtoast

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    Did you make the partition magic recover disks?...if so try those...if you didn't then I would say you are probably going to have to boot from a floppy(or a windows cd), repartition your drive again and reinstall both operating systems.
     
  3. dogbonz

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    Hi dgdot.

    if you can get to a safe mode C:\ prompt,
    try this command...

    C:\MBR /restore

    It is an early version of the "restore" that comes
    in ME and XP. It might work. Don't pick the
    oldest (I'm told).. But a few days back.

    Good Luck.
     
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