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    ok, once again i am back with partitioning probs

    trying to move my C: drive up to the first spot
    current layout is this:
    1st = D:
    2nd = C: (OS)
    3rd = E:
    4th = F:

    windows is on my C: drive
    the D: drive was in the first position because Compaq ships with a recovery drive
    i have deleted it, and want to move windows (C to the first partition,
    shrink it, and expand my D: drive

    i thought i had fkd up the first time i tried this because i didnt modify my boot.ini
    and it fkd everything all to hell
    this time i did modify my boot.ini to tell the fkr to read from the first partition,
    and it still fkd everything all to hell
    some file (something hal.dll or some shit like that) corrupted during the move

    used Partition Magic 8 the first time, Acronis this time,
    so i am guessing its not the software, it has to be something i missed

    i have recovered everything, and am up and running again,
    but i really would like to reconfigure this fkr....

    any suggestions?
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    I've had trouble with Partition Magic several times.... except when I used the boot disks. But, if you had trouble with Acronis, too, then it's most likely something else.

    Hal.dll - Referring to it being missing during XP installation, but may still help.

    When in doubt, Google is thy friend

    But, if I were in that situation, I would just wipe out everything, and start over. I always like a fresh start, but that's just me.
    If ya got backups, do what ya gotta do. If all else fails, just go the easiest route, if ya know what I mean.

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    Originally posted by Xero Grid@12 April 2004 - 12:20
    Hal.dll - Referring to it being missing during XP installation, but may still help.
    ahhhh, thats the one, thanks XG B)
    (couldnt google it yesterday, the pc was mafukto)
    and i forgot to write it down
    couldn&#39;t remember exactly what the hell it was
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    well since it seems eveything points to the boot.ini....
    heres my current boot.ini, with windows on the second partition...
    Code:
    &#91;boot loader&#93;
    timeout=30
    default=multi&#40;0&#41;disk&#40;0&#41;rdisk&#40;0&#41;partition&#40;2&#41;&#092;WINDOWS
    &#91;operating systems&#93;
    multi&#40;0&#41;disk&#40;0&#41;rdisk&#40;0&#41;partition&#40;2&#41;&#092;WINDOWS=&#34;Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition&#34; /fastdetect
    and here is what i changed it to....
    Code:
    &#91;boot loader&#93;
    timeout=30
    default=multi&#40;0&#41;disk&#40;0&#41;rdisk&#40;0&#41;partition&#40;1&#41;&#092;WINDOWS
    &#91;operating systems&#93;
    multi&#40;0&#41;disk&#40;0&#41;rdisk&#40;0&#41;partition&#40;1&#41;&#092;WINDOWS=&#34;Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition&#34; /fastdetect
    now, unless i did a typo, then that should have done it, right?
    (with windows moving up to the first partition on the disc)
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    Seems fine to me.
    But, JUST IN CASE. If you can&#39;t boot, then check these out.
    The Ultimate Boot CD has EditBINI which will allow you to edit the boot.ini file without the operating system.

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    Originally posted by Xero Grid@12 April 2004 - 13:25
    Seems fine to me.
    But, JUST IN CASE. If you can&#39;t boot, then check these out.
    The Ultimate Boot CD has EditBINI which will allow you to edit the boot.ini file without the operating system.

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    ooooohhh, hehe, nice, that may have saved my ass
    not sure, thought i had edited the boot.ini correctly, but hey...
    checking it out atm, thanks B)
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    No prob.

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    I&#39;ve lost count of how much time i&#39;ve spent giving people advice on partitioning. I just cant be bothered to start again

    If you can look up my previous posts (months old) and you may find something useful.
    Robert00000

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    *bump* for anyone that can be bothered...
    this is really buggin me ppl.....
    I am just a worthless liar. I am just an imbecile.
    I will only complicate you. Trust in me and fall as well.
    I will find a center in you. I will chew it up and leave.
    I will work to elevate you just enough to bring you down.

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