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    Boot Partition Problem

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    I've reinstalled my server and all seems to be well. The only issue I have is that for some reason its put the boot.ini and ntldr files on the D partition rather than the C drive.

    This is a pain as it won't let me install RIS as it says its the boot partition.

    Anyone know a way round this? I think I may have partition magic somewhere but I doubt it will work on it.

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    Re: Boooooo

    Hmmm a tricky one.

    Could you change your own thread title to something more appropriate please? hehe I would but my brain isn't firing on all cylinders at the moment.

    Partition Magic wont work [as will none of their products currently they told me] so have a looky at Acronis Disk Director Server [remember the server version - as the other wont work].

    It's very similar to Partition Magic and works well. Price tag isn't too bad either- around about £300 as i recall.... as usual though, we couldn't afford it here

    Cheers
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    Re: Boot Partition Problem

    fdisk the machine and set the right partition as active. Then reinstall.

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    Re: Boot Partition Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    fdisk the machine and set the right partition as active. Then reinstall.
    Hate to say it but yep... have been there and done the same thing myself... it's easiest to go as Geoff described...

    Windows sometimes decides to install on the wrong partition usually due to some previous install, disks being plugged in differently, etc..

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    Re: Boot Partition Problem

    Some possible help:

    http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/20100

    Or a PE disk to put them in the right place and a fdisk /mbr?

    Ben



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