I don't have a 2.5" form-factor IDE laptop drive to replace the dead one, so I tried to install XP SP1 on my previous external drive without repartitioning it.
Stop 0x7B baby, yeah...
Something is tickling the back of my mind me about a parition size limit for the boot partition in XP SP1.
So, in order to get this done right, I have to hope that somewhere in my Pile Of Disaster I have a copy of my partitionmagic boot cd, so I can shrink the partition down to size....
That is assuming that that is the reason it's not booting after the initial installation copying-to-disk sequence.
I hate teh BSODs--even when I can track down the reasons for them and address them--which is 99.9%--it just sucks my life energy every time I have to do it...I may just install FreeBSD or Linux on my PS3.
I'm going to turn on and plug in my recovery disk from SalvageData, just so I can at least see my files.
I've missed them.
Current Mood: frustrated
Current Music: noise external USB and firewire drives
Tags: crash, data, disaster, frustration, recovery, windows
sorry man, the last os to have a size limit on the partition was NT, xp dont care :(
So I know this must happen to folks with your sorts of names all the time, but it still threw me for a moment. An amber alert just came down the wire for an Owen Thomas. I guess yoou can collect some interesting headlines...
|Date:||February 24th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)|| |
no, he's a grownup, my brother...
You will see him from time to time on CNBC or CNN, in general when big tech firms (MS, Yahoo, Google, etc.) are in the news.
|Date:||February 24th, 2007 04:44 am (UTC)|| |
Older Windows OS's (and other PC OS's) only used 28 bits for accessing ATA drives (28-bits x 512 byte sectors, I guess). From what I've read though, XP got this capability with SP1, so I'd think you'd be ok. Some google magic might help...
Another solution: download and burn a copy of the Knoppix live CD. I do believe that it's got a partitioning utility you could use. Just don't use it to format the partition: NTFS support in Linux is read-only.
lots of luck......
|Date:||February 26th, 2007 01:54 am (UTC)|| |
I haven't been able to find the file I need to make this work.
:( oh man, that bites.....sorry...wish I could help.