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Re: [FC3] Weird problems dual-booting with XP



I think it has something to do with the way the OSes use the outer
edge of the harddrive. It's not supposed to contain any formatting,
but OSes and some viruses use that part of the disk, anyway. If you
boot back and forth between the different OSes, they overwrite
eachother's data stored within that space and it makes the computer
hiccup during bootup. When you do a hard reboot, XP already has had
the chance to overwrite the Linux data.

I don't have a clue how to fix it. I'm still in school learning how
everything works. At least you have an explaination as to what's going
on. I've heard it could make the drive fail, but my teacher still
speaks of installing Windows 98 and FAT16 formatting. lol

Good luck

On Apr 9, 2005 7:55 PM, VB <vboyt yahoo com> wrote:
> 
> --- VB <vboyt yahoo com> wrote:
> >
> > --- Peter Teuben <teuben astro umd edu> wrote:
> > > On Fri, 8 Apr 2005, VB wrote:
> > >
> > > > Ever since installing FC3 on my empty partition
> > > I've
> > > > been having problems with hard disk consistency
> > > > restarting from Linux into Win XP.  First,
> > anytime
> > > I
> > > > restarted from Linux to XP I would get the
> > Windows
> > > > drive consistency dialogue.  That has gone away
> > in
> > > the
> > > > past few days and now my boot of Windows just
> > > fails at
> > > > the Windows boot screen (with the progress bar).
> > > >
> > > > Where I can start looking for the cause of this?
> > > Has
> > > > anyone had problems like this?
> > >
> > >
> > > I don't think my story is the same as yours,
> > though
> > > it does look
> > > a bit alike. Mine was bad from the start, after
> > > linux was installed,
> > > no more windows....   Eventually i solved it, but
> > > with a lot more
> > > hassle than I would ever like to admit (and my
> > > thus-far flawless
> > > linux installs have now been tarnished.....). For
> > a
> > > full record,
> > > see
> > >
> >
> http://www.astro.umd.edu/~teuben/linux/laptop/dell-810m.html.
> > >
> > > Had i not used parted, probably everything would
> > > have been fine.
> > >
> > > - peter
> >
> > Thanks for the response.  Right, the story is not
> > quite like mine.
> >
> > I'm thinking my problem may be because the hard
> > drive
> > I am currently using was imaged from an image of my
> > old drive.  That image, in turn, was created from a
> > hard drive that I had used Partitition Magic a
> > couple
> > of times to resize my Windows XP partition.  Perhaps
> > these two factors have created an odd issue.  Of
> > course the combination presents a slew of
> > possibilities of what may be causing the problem.
> > I've accepted that, but what can I do to start
> > investigating??
> 
> Oh BTW, I should probably clear up my initial
> description.  Rebooting from Linux to XP causes XP to
> freeze at the startup/boot logo BUT doing a hard reset
> after this freeze and booting Windows XP does work.
> 
> Soo...what type of problem can this be??
> 
> 
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