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gum digger
12-07-2006, 02:08 PM
Hi
I have 3 partition. C,D,E. on C drive i have winxp pro +sp2 and on d i have another setup of winxp. now i want to put server 2003 on D:\. i was thinking to choose the upgrade option while setting up. However iam not sure whether my other operating system on c:\ will be still accisible from the start menu.

Btw did Win 2003 server come after Windows XP?.

johnd
12-07-2006, 10:00 PM
I don't think there is an upgrade path from XP (a desktop OS) to 2003 (a server OS).

Just install and modfify the boot.ini file if necessary.

gum digger
13-07-2006, 01:06 AM
What i installed win2000Pro on D:\ it will obviously mess up the boot menu, XP Pro on c:\ wont be accesible anymore can this be fixed by modifying boot.ini.???

snoopy
13-07-2006, 09:30 AM
Yes....

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/WindowsXP/AdminTips/TroubleShooting/HowtoinstallWindows2000afterXP.html

gum digger
13-07-2006, 02:27 PM
Will it matter if i have win XP sp2 installed on C:\

Btw where is the Boot Drive. i searched for the 2 files NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM i found them in C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386. is that it? the BootDrive?

snoopy
13-07-2006, 03:28 PM
Will it matter if i have win XP sp2 installed on C:\

Nope, just follow the instructions on the link I gave you and then you will be able to boot into either OS.


Will it matter if i have win XP sp2 installed on C:\

Btw where is the Boot Drive. i searched for the 2 files NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM i found them in C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386. is that it? the BootDrive?

No, wrong ones, the files will be at C:\ you may need to turn on hidden files to see them.

snoopy
13-07-2006, 03:35 PM
If it still won't boot after doing the above, use the rebuild option described here to fix it

http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=185301251


but the previous instructions work, I have done it many times myself.

gum digger
13-07-2006, 05:17 PM
No, wrong ones, the files will be at C:\ you may need to turn on hidden files to see them.


Its already set to show hidden files but i still dont see them?.

snoopy
13-07-2006, 05:24 PM
My bad, try unticking hide protected operating system files, 2 items down on the same folder options list

gum digger
13-07-2006, 05:37 PM
Yep that did the trick. Now i would like to revise with i know.

1) Copy NTLDR & NTDETECT.COM on flash drive ( i dont have a floppy drive)
2) Boot using my bootable win2000 Pro cd,
3) install it on a different partition than xp ( My case its E:\ )
4) Once installed boot into win2000
5) paste the files backed up before ( NTLDR & NTDETECT.COM ) , where? in E:\ or C:\?

snoopy
13-07-2006, 05:46 PM
Paste the files back to C:\ this is your boot drive, when you installed 2000 it replaced the XP originals with it's 2000 files, paste back the XP ones you saved & you will be able to boot into XP & 2000.....

gum digger
13-07-2006, 06:40 PM
when i booted win2kpro after a while it gave me this error.
File mraid35x.sys caused on unexpected error (32768) at line 2320 in D:\nt\ntos\boot\setup\setup.c.

snoopy
13-07-2006, 08:01 PM
when i booted win2kpro after a while it gave me this error.
File mraid35x.sys caused on unexpected error (32768) at line 2320 in D:\nt\ntos\boot\setup\setup.c.

Looks to be something to do with your SATA drivers, did you press F6 during the install so you could install the SATA drivers from floppy or flash ?

gum digger
13-07-2006, 08:31 PM
no. iam i suppose to do it? if yes where do i get the drivers from.

snoopy
13-07-2006, 09:18 PM
Should be on the driver CD that came with your motherboard, they are normally loaded off floppy, I am not sure if it is possible to do it from flash...

gum digger
13-07-2006, 09:51 PM
man..i am really stuck here.

snoopy
13-07-2006, 10:07 PM
Here's the instructions from Seagate

http://www.seagate.com/support/ts/sata/drive_setup/win2000_xp.html

I had a quick look around on the net & it looks as if you either need a floppy or you need to create an unattended install CD including the Sata drivers

http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/Loading-sata-drivers-ftopict189604.html

gum digger
14-07-2006, 12:19 AM
I still cant find SATA Drivers for Sygate

snoopy
14-07-2006, 08:46 AM
Should be on the driver CD that came with your motherboard

If I have your MB right, you can download the drivers & MB manual from here

http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/manual/mnu/spt_mnu_detail.php?UID=670&kind=1

http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/driver/dvr/spt_dvr_detail.php?UID=670&kind=1

gum digger
14-07-2006, 12:03 PM
i pressed f6 and it continued to load and finally i got a error saying "mountmgr.sys is corrupted".

snoopy
14-07-2006, 03:57 PM
i pressed f6 and it continued to load and finally i got a error saying "mountmgr.sys is corrupted".

It continued to load because it is looking for a floppy & didn't find one

gum digger
14-07-2006, 09:07 PM
Well since this raid thing is causing complications i went to bios and set it to IDE instead of RAID. then booted win2k and errrr got another error. " File\i386\biosinfo.inf could not be loaded. error code is 32768"

Also there was a option of disable instead of RAID,IDE. i set it to disable but the same error comes up.

snoopy
15-07-2006, 08:00 AM
I wouldn't have changed any BIOS settings as (I assume) it was booting OK into XP, the reason you can't install 2000 properly is because you have a SATA drive & you need to load those drivers when you install the OS as XP & 2000 don't have SATA drivers included, until you do this you will continue to have problems and changing settings will only make the hole deeper..... :D

gum digger
15-07-2006, 11:42 AM
I wouldn't have changed any BIOS settings as (I assume) it was booting OK into XP, the reason you can't install 2000 properly is because you have a SATA drive & you need to load those drivers when you install the OS as XP & 2000 don't have SATA drivers included, until you do this you will continue to have problems and changing settings will only make the hole deeper..... :D
wel the problem is that i dont have a floppy drive, however i took 1 out from another computer to put it into this 1, but there seems to be no power connector for floppy drive. all the other ones are either this (http://www.buildeasypc.com/pics/power_cable_MB.jpg) or this (http://www.atozincomputer.com/Productinfo_files/Atx%20power%204pin.jpg)

snoopy
15-07-2006, 01:01 PM
Looks like you are snookered there unless you want to get the wire cutters, etc. out and add a floppy power plug, as I said before the other alternative would be to make an unattended install CD including the sata drivers

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1703

gum digger
16-07-2006, 02:24 PM
well i did the unattended cd, still it gave me viamraid.sys error (my driver file). obviously i did somethnig wrong but how can my power pack not have a bluddy floppy power cable.

How do i power up my floppy?. can we buy this cable?

gum digger
17-07-2006, 02:49 PM
?

snoopy
17-07-2006, 04:46 PM
You may be able to get something from DSE

http://www.dse.co.nz

or maybe one of these may do the job

http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/44bb080303b1161a273fc0a87f99065a/Product/View/XH8291

gum digger
29-07-2006, 12:27 PM
Solved. I got a power adapter for floppy drive and inserted the raid drivers all worked fine windows 2k installed with no problems.
Now one last question. I was thinking to format my partition where XP is installed and install XP again due to some hardware upgrade. Will this effect my win2k acesss.

snoopy
30-07-2006, 12:34 PM
Solved. I got a power adapter for floppy drive and inserted the raid drivers all worked fine windows 2k installed with no problems.
Now one last question. I was thinking to format my partition where XP is installed and install XP again due to some hardware upgrade. Will this effect my win2k acesss.

No it will be fine, this is the MS recommended way of installing dualboots ie. Oldest OS 1st.

Remember to use your floppy disk to install the SATA drivers during installation.