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My computer became very slow, so I made a fresh reinstall
Windows 2000 into the partition 1(drive C:), while
partition 2(drive D:) is Windows 98. After reinstallation,
I can not access to the boot menu to choose the OS to
start. I added to the boot.ini file these lines:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(i)\WINNT "Windows 2000"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\Windows "Windows 98",
then I get the boot menu. When I click on the "Windows
2000", it works properly, but with "Windows 98", I got an
error message:
"Windows could not start because the following file is
missing or corrupt: WINNT\System32\ Ntoskrnl.exe."
How should I do to correct this problem ?
Thanks a lot for any help,
Tran
 
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The boot sector for both OS's must reside on the System partition C:\ (first
primary active partition) Below assumes that Windows 2000 is installed on
the first primary active partition C:\ and that the partition is formatted
fat32.

First create an ERD; Programs|Accessories|System Tools|Backup, then choose
ERD, then if you check the box for "Also backup....", then the reg will also
be backed up to
%windir%\repair\RegBack
leaving the
%windir%\repair\
directory files intact as original installation.

Then install Win98 to second drive (possibly an over-the-top-install). This
will regenerate a Win98 boot sector on the system partition.(also destroys
the NT boot sector). If Windows 2000 partition is NTFS then this wont work
as Win98 can't write a boot sector to NTFS. In this case you'll need a third
party boot manager.

Then boot the Windows 2000 Setup disks and choose "R" for Repair, then "R"
to use repair process, then "M" for manual repair, choose "Inspect Startup
Environment" and "Inspect Boot Sector" only. This will cause bootsect.dos to
be created from the contents of the Win98 boot sector.

Some background info;
When you dualboot Win9x and Windows 2000; Windows 2000 creates a file named
bootsect.dos; if you select an operating system other than Windows 2000,
NTLDR loads bootsect.dos and passes control to it. The operating system
nhen starts up as normal, because bootsect.dos contains the boot sector that
was on the primary partition before you installed Windows 2000, hence the
need to go through the steps above to create a bootsect.dos


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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


"Lan Tran" wrote:
| My computer became very slow, so I made a fresh reinstall
| Windows 2000 into the partition 1(drive C:), while
| partition 2(drive D:) is Windows 98. After reinstallation,
| I can not access to the boot menu to choose the OS to
| start. I added to the boot.ini file these lines:
| multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(i)\WINNT "Windows 2000"
| multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\Windows "Windows 98",
| then I get the boot menu. When I click on the "Windows
| 2000", it works properly, but with "Windows 98", I got an
| error message:
| "Windows could not start because the following file is
| missing or corrupt: WINNT\System32\ Ntoskrnl.exe."
| How should I do to correct this problem ?
| Thanks a lot for any help,
| Tran
 
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Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

I'm very thankful for your helpful message. The problem
was corrected properly.
Another problem I've got is that IIS doesn't work after I
had reinstalled windows 2000 and had updated all patches
from " Microsoft Update" before I reinstalled IIS.
Is there any way to solve this problem without
uninstallation all update patches ?
Tran

>-----Original Message-----
>The boot sector for both OS's must reside on the System
partition C:\ (first
>primary active partition) Below assumes that Windows 2000
is installed on
>the first primary active partition C:\ and that the
partition is formatted
>fat32.
>
>First create an ERD; Programs|Accessories|System
Tools|Backup, then choose
>ERD, then if you check the box for "Also backup....",
then the reg will also
>be backed up to
>%windir%\repair\RegBack
>leaving the
>%windir%\repair\
>directory files intact as original installation.
>
>Then install Win98 to second drive (possibly an over-the-
top-install). This
>will regenerate a Win98 boot sector on the system
partition.(also destroys
>the NT boot sector). If Windows 2000 partition is NTFS
then this wont work
>as Win98 can't write a boot sector to NTFS. In this case
you'll need a third
>party boot manager.
>
>Then boot the Windows 2000 Setup disks and choose "R" for
Repair, then "R"
>to use repair process, then "M" for manual repair,
choose "Inspect Startup
>Environment" and "Inspect Boot Sector" only. This will
cause bootsect.dos to
>be created from the contents of the Win98 boot sector.
>
>Some background info;
>When you dualboot Win9x and Windows 2000; Windows 2000
creates a file named
>bootsect.dos; if you select an operating system other
than Windows 2000,
>NTLDR loads bootsect.dos and passes control to it. The
operating system
>nhen starts up as normal, because bootsect.dos contains
the boot sector that
>was on the primary partition before you installed Windows
2000, hence the
>need to go through the steps above to create a
bootsect.dos
>
>
>--
>Regards,
>
>Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in
newsgroup.
>Microsoft Certified Professional
>Microsoft MVP [Windows]
>http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>
>"Lan Tran" wrote:
>| My computer became very slow, so I made a fresh
reinstall
>| Windows 2000 into the partition 1(drive C:), while
>| partition 2(drive D:) is Windows 98. After
reinstallation,
>| I can not access to the boot menu to choose the OS to
>| start. I added to the boot.ini file these lines:
>| multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(i)\WINNT "Windows 2000"
>| multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\Windows "Windows
98",
>| then I get the boot menu. When I click on the "Windows
>| 2000", it works properly, but with "Windows 98", I got
an
>| error message:
>| "Windows could not start because the following file is
>| missing or corrupt: WINNT\System32\ Ntoskrnl.exe."
>| How should I do to correct this problem ?
>| Thanks a lot for any help,
>| Tran
>
>
>.
>
 
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Glad it worked for you. Ask them in inetserver.iis

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


"Lan Tran" wrote:
| I'm very thankful for your helpful message. The problem
| was corrected properly.
| Another problem I've got is that IIS doesn't work after I
| had reinstalled windows 2000 and had updated all patches
| from " Microsoft Update" before I reinstalled IIS.
| Is there any way to solve this problem without
| uninstallation all update patches ?
| Tran