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  1. #1

    OS on wrong partition... pls..:(

    Hi,

    i have a serious problem...

    i have 2 SCSI hard drives.

    1st hard drive is partitioned into
    C
    D
    E
    F

    and 2nd drive is
    G

    for some reason the silly tech admin who setup the server installed windows 2003 on G drive (so its the boot drive) and C drive is empty (System drive)

    anyway i can get the OS on the C drive without reinstalling..

    thanks for your help in advance..

    cheers

  2. #2
    Not doable im afraid. You'll just have to do a re install

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    Have you tried updating the boot.ini configuration? If not then please try.

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    Updating the boot.ini alone won't solve this problem. Unfortunately, I have to agress with StueyB and say that this isn't possible. There are just too many places that would need to be updated in order to "move" the OS to another partition, plus there is always the issue with Windows not liking to copy/move system files that are in use. You'd almost have to install another OS just to attempt the move. I wish there was a better way, but I sure can't think of one (and I've looked into it in the past when I've screwed it up myself).
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    What if you do this?

    Go to "Manage Computers" | "Disk Manager", first, reassign F: to H:, E: to F: D: to E: C: to D:, then reassign G: to C:, then reassign H: to G:.

    Is Windows smart enough to change at least the program installation directories in the registry?

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    Is this so simple ?

    Al
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  7. #7
    not so simple...

    just got a reinstall done.. quicker and safer in the long run.

    thanks for all your suggestions and help

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    else you should have been able to "ghost" the partition and restore it on c: + fix the boot.ini

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