08-24-2005, 01:42 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
OK firstly, i had an 80gb harddrive, it was OK but a bit slow (2mb cache) ..
Then i decided to buy a bigger one because i needed it, and it also happens to be a lot quieter which is great because i need my PC quiet.
Anywho, i decided to clone the harddrives data onto the new one - i had two operating systems on each of the partitions ( two partitions in total ).. i had one partition for doing buisness on, no internet. And the other partition for doing internet stuff on (kept a regular ghost backup of it ).
The internet partition had the boot record, and windows xp made a choice menu at the start, ( so i could choose between the partitions ).
So, when cloning all the data to the new harddrive, it done exactly the same.
Here's the problem.
Because it has two partitions, and i no longer want the internet one ( i just want one partition, that being the buisness one ) i am unable to come up with a suitable solution to this, as i've tried deleting the second partition ( internet one ) and then merging the two partitions, but because the second partition had all the boot info/record the first partition cannot boot without it.
So, basic question is;
How do i make a standard boot sector on a partition for it to boot properly?
adding all boot files, e.g. boot.ini ntldr etc - but nothing works.
thanks a lot.
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