In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com says…
You can use Win2000 boot manager, it seems for me more friendly. In this
case you need save bootsector of QNX partition to file on NT partition and
add line for QNX in boot.ini file.
How do I save the bootsector of my QNX partition to a file on Win2000
partition? Right now I am not able to boot my Win2000. So I don’t get access
to the QNX partition from Win2000 after saving it; in addition it is a NTFS
I re-read your initial post and I have a doubt you have two primary partitions on disk. I suppose
you installed Win2000 to second partition (placed /WINNT folder) and formatted it to NTFS during
windows installation… but actually NT loader was placed to first partition. It’s normal behaviour
of Windows Also I’m more than sure the second (NTFS) partition is in extended region, i.e. it is
logical drive, not primary partition. When you said:
I partitioned my 40 GB harddisk into two parts: first partition 4 GB and
second partition 36 GB. At first I left the 4 GB partition free for QNX
installation and installed Win2000 on the big partition (worked fine).
Was that first partition FAT or NTFS? You had to leave 4 GB unpartitioned space for QNX during NT
installation, did you? Which tool did you use to make partitions?
If it was “understable for Windows” first partition and you installed QNX into this partition
later… You still can restore your windows, BUT you need have access to working Win2000 station
somewere around to copy some files, you need some tools to make primary partition from your NTFS
logical drive… Partition Magic from PowerQuest can do the trick, I believe… If you have some
important data on NTFS you can try to restore your Windows… Also, you can save them by using NTFS
driver in QNX (read-only)
fs-nt -a &
If you are not familiar with that harddisk stuff, probably better way is to save data, delete
logical drive and extended partition, maybe creat unformated or NTFS primary partition for Windows
and reinstal Windows to this partition… I hope in this case (there is unknown first partition)
windows won’t write boot loader to first partition.
Try search on this newsgroup, it was answered many times.
Done, but there seem to be other problems than mine.
Also there is tools for lazy guys, it automaticly will
modify you boot.ini file and it doesn’t need to have file image of
Ok, but these tools all seem to require an operating Windows partition to
start the software. Then I could start changing the boot process from
Windows OS. My problem is that I have Win2000 installed but not operating.
But QNX works.
Is there something like a DOS-Version-tool, a tool that could be installed
from a disc? This tool should be able to recognize and restore a Win2000
partition on a hard disc.