Resizing Mac partition, XP doesn't boot

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by g8minhquan, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. g8minhquan macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I've just tried resizing the Mac partition to create one additional partition. But now my XP doesn't boot (Blue Screen of Death before Welcome Screen appears).
    Is there any way to fix the Windows XP installation?
    Btw, I'm using Tiger, but I resized the partition using Leopard's DVD. My BootCamp is 1.3
     
  2. ilovebananas macrumors member

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    no sure if this will help.:)
    Inside of Os X, clone your windows partition to and external hard drive using winclone. Then delete the windows partition using boot camp assistant.
    Once you have one volume, restart your mac. Then resetup your windows partition using BCA.
    Once you have a new windows partition, copy the clone back on, again using winclone (make sure you allow winclone to format the drive as NTFS).
    with any luck this should allow you to boot back to windows. If not then I have no idea
    ;)
     
  3. g8minhquan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, ilovebananas,
    but I would backup my necessary files, and reinstall everything since I don't have too many programs installed. That would be quicker.
    I think after changing the partition table, XP became "confusing" and doesn't know where to load its files. Is there anyway to "show" XP where to find its right partition to load?
     

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