[PD] boot sector nightmare scenario
richard.bowers at ntlworld.com
Tue May 22 22:45:36 CEST 2001
Thanks for your detailed advice. I'll check it out now.
Yes, you're right about it not being a pd fault...I've apologised in a
I'll try the mbr option. The worst thing is that I lose one of my two
software keys for Logic Audio, which would be a nuisance, but not the end of
| Hi Richard,
| it seems that the partition informatiion of your first disk is gone... as
| result the system uses former d: as c:, but it contains no system, of
| other words: c: can't be found and d: is used as c: instead.
| If you have you should use Linux-boot disks' fdisk to check partition
| information again and restore them. Or you can try on dos prompt to type:
| /mbr" This rewrites the main boot region of your boot drive...
| Status A means that this drive is intended to contain the operating
| should usually be displayed for drive 1 (c:). You can set this using
| I think it's not a pd fault, looks like a virus or hd-damage...
| Hope this helps a bit....
| "richard.bowers" schrieb:
| > I'm desparate...Can anyone help?
| > Here's the scenario:
| > I'm running pd on my i486 (Win 95) sending MIDI data to my Pentium (Win
| > over MIDI cables to a sequencer.
| > After using I shut down the sequencer before shutting down pd.
| > The 486 rebooted and stopped with the error message:
| > DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
| > I've done this and I can change to the c: drive and list the files.
| > My d: drive is anavailable through the prompt (although it is present in
| > bios settings and was
| > successfully autodetected).
| > Fdisk gives the following under 'change current fixed disk drive':
| > Disk / Drive / Mb / Free / Usage
| > 1 / [nothing] / 163 / 163 / [nothing]%
| > 2 / [nothing] / 204 / [nothing] / 100%
| > [nothing] / C: / 204 / [nothing] / [nothing]
| > Display partition information for disk 1 reads:
| > No partitions defined
| > The same for 2 reads:
| > Partition: c: 1 / Status A / Type: PRI DOS / Vol label: MS-DOS_6 / Mb:
| > System FAT16 / usage 100%
| > Total disk space is 204 Mb.
| > I know this isn't a PD issue (although it may have been caused by PD and
| > would therefore be of interest) but I would really, really appreciate
| > guidance.
| > Thanks,
| > Richard.
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