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 Windows disk distroyed?
Hello out there,

My system has two removable racks for hard disks and I can either insert my
Windows 95 disk or boot the Red Hat Linux 7.3 disk. This was working fine
so far. But when I ran in Linux mode, I thought that I could just put the
Windows disk into the second rack and mount it, in order to get access to
some of the files there. But when I did so, the whole session got stuck and
I had to shut it down. Since then, I can still run my Linux as I was used
to, but when I try to boot Windows, the screen advises me to boot in
protected mode. But whatever option I choose, the boot proccess breaks down
and the system is switched off. Is there a chance to recover my Windows
without re-partition and re-install everything again?

Greetings, Thomas

 Fri, 17 Jun 2005 06:42:08 GMT   
 Windows disk distroyed?

... might try asking in a micros~1 newsgroup

 Michael J. Tobler: motorcyclist, surfer,  #    Black holes result
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 Fri, 17 Jun 2005 19:42:11 GMT   
 Windows disk distroyed?

Thank's for your response. But I don't really understand. Is that an
abbreviation for a newsgroup?

 Fri, 17 Jun 2005 21:55:21 GMT   
 Windows disk distroyed?

 Thank you for your answer, Uray.
 But your suggestion is not working: when I choose the save mode, it starts
 to boot, but then the process terminates and the system shuts down.

 Fri, 17 Jun 2005 21:52:58 GMT   
 Windows disk distroyed?

OK, here is what I think happened - I think that your Windows
installation is hosed.  Win95 is a fragile os under the best of
circumstances.  To try and save data, you could use data recovery
software.  I use Ontrack's product, but I believe there are free ones
out there.  You'd need to download, install, and make a boot disk on a
different machine (or hard drive).  You don't want to touch the Win95
disk at this point.  Then you'd boot with the data recovery software
floppy and see if you can save some files.  Then you can try
reinstalling Win95 on top of itself, but frankly, I don't think that's
going to work and you'll wind up clean installing.

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 Fri, 17 Jun 2005 22:53:36 GMT   
 Windows disk distroyed?

 Michael J. Tobler: motorcyclist, surfer,  #    Black holes result
 skydiver, and author: "Inside Linux",     #   when God divides the  
 "C++ HowTo", "C++ Unleashed"              #     universe by zero

 Sat, 18 Jun 2005 00:12:10 GMT   
 Windows disk distroyed?


That's a sarcastic reference to how Windows
generates short (DOS) file names for FAT32
long file names.

Try a Microsoft Windows support newsgroup.
Google will have several (hundred?)

Also try searching the Linux Gazette:

for references to many types of multi-boot
problems. It may be as simple as running
FDISK /MBR and then re-running LILO.

But search for details.

 Sat, 18 Jun 2005 00:32:38 GMT   
 Windows disk distroyed?

Chances are if you re-install Windows over the old install it'll fix things
up without having to re-install your apps.


 Sat, 18 Jun 2005 01:17:12 GMT   
 Windows disk distroyed?

1. Is your hard disk rack"  "hot plugable"? If I read you correctly, you plugged
in a disk when the power was ON.

2: Start the windows boot F8 and then step by step and see where you get.

3. Can you boot that disk in dos mode and do a scan disk on it,
surface scan?

Yup, it is possible to recover a trashed win95 setup.
You need to load drivers one by one, "step by step confirmation" I think
it is called, and see where it dies.

Then, replace the offending dll with one from a backup.

If no backup, use the win95 cdrom to extract the files from.

 Wed, 22 Jun 2005 04:33:40 GMT   
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