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win2000 - no start after repartitioning

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by predator79, Nov 27, 2001.

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  1. predator79

    predator79 Thread Starter

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    hi everyone

    i thought i'd install linux on my pc, and i had 2 empty partitions, so using partitionMagic5, i deleted thos partitions and moved the other ones to free the space at the end of the disc. ok, so i didn't install linux, but now, win2000 starts up, lets me log in and says 'no swap space, please setup your swap files by right-clicking on ....etc.', and right after that message, i get taken back to the login screen.

    has anyone got any idea of how to repair this? thx alot guys,

    Abdul-Kareem Abo-Namous
     
  2. predator79

    predator79 Thread Starter

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    ok now i think i have pinpointed my problem: after recreating the two deleted partitions, no 'swap file missing' message anymore, but after login i am immediatly resent to login. i think this is because my user profile was on drive L:\ (the win2k drive) which is now drive M:\ (after the whole partitioning misery), and can't be found by the system. so what i need is to remap those drive names to be correct, but alas, how without being able to get into w2k?

    thankful for any kinda help, cya

    Abdul-Kareem Abo-Namous
     
  3. brianF

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    You can change your drive letter assignments in start/settings/control panel/administrative tools/computer management/disk management But I have never done it so beware.
     
  4. crjdriver

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    Have you tried to boot into safe mode? I do not know if you can reassign drive letters in safe mode. If it is possible in safe mode, assigning drive letters is pretty straight forward.
     
  5. marioh

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    I had the same exact problem where you end up in an endless loop (thanks MS !) of password, error, password, error, and so on.

    My problem was caused by using a smart bay with a 2nd Win2K hard drive while having the original Win2K drive in the laptop at the same time.

    I fixed this problem using FDISK /MBR

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COULD CAUSE MORE PROBLEMS THAN IT FIXES SINCE YOUR SITUATION IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAN MINE (EVEN THOUGH THE PROBLEM IS THE SAME).

    I have no clue what effect using the above command will have on your other partitions if they already have data or other OS'es on them.
     
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