I’ve done a(nother) bonehead thing with my computer. I have a dual boot system (w98 and win2k). I’m planning on upgrading to XP soon, and have been backing up stuff in preparation. Last night I decided I didn’t need anything in the W98 partition, so I deleted everything there. Dumb. Today when I power on, I get “NTLDR not found”. So obviously, I hosed some files crucial to Win2k.
I’ve done some Googling and tried something from the MS knowledge base (sys c:, that got me a w98 command prompt instead of “NTLDR missing”). I can get to the Recovery Console, and from there I have tried “fixboot c:” and “fixmbr c:” neither of which did squat. Do I want to try “fixmbr d:”?
C: was where w98 was, D: is where win2k still is.
Here’s a screenshot of PartitionMagic:
What I’d really like to do is to can everything except for D: (OS and program files) and the NTFS Data partition. I’d eventually like to dualboot with Mandrake Linux (there’s an install there I can’t get to but I’d prolly reinstall). Are the Linux partitions in the right place or should they be after the Win2k partition?
Thanks for any help. I’ve been Googling and banging my head all evening.