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5 partitions booted fine, added 4 more - 5 fail and 4 ok!

Postby gwald » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:13 pm

hi - I originally had 5 partitions that all worked fine (plus BIBM has it's own partition):
xp-32
vistat-32/64
win7-32/64

All of those worked great, now added:
win8-32/64
win8.1-32/64

Now the 4 win8 partitions work fine, but none of the previous ones run. They begin what looks like a normal boot, then fail and the whole system reboots. Is there something obvious going on?

It's possible that it was originally BING and that I switched it to BIBM.

thx for any help!
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Re: 5 partitions booted fine, added 4 more - 5 fail and 4 ok!

Postby TeraByte Support » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:14 pm

start tapping f8 as soon as you boot the item and choose the option to
disable automatic restart to see what it says.

double check your boot items.

use bcdedit in partition work to see what it points to.

"gwald" wrote in message news:9494@public.bootitbm...

hi - I originally had 5 partitions that all worked fine (plus BIBM has it's
own partition):
xp-32
vistat-32/64
win7-32/64

All of those worked great, now added:
win8-32/64
win8.1-32/64

Now the 4 win8 partitions work fine, but none of the previous ones run. They
begin what looks like a normal boot, then fail and the whole system reboots.
Is there something obvious going on?

It's possible that it was originally BING and that I switched it to BIBM.

thx for any help!

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Re: 5 partitions booted fine, added 4 more - 5 fail and 4 ok

Postby gwald » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:16 am

working with the win7-32, I tried several times tapping F8, but can't seem to get it to stop to see the error.

Looked at bcdedit and it is pointing at the Windows 7 partition. I see the windows logo like it's booting for a few seconds b4 it crashes. Seems like the win8 install clobbered something. I'm going to try and punch in old win7 image that I started with. I have a lot of incremental back-ups just for this purpose. If you have any other suggestions, I'm open to them.

thx
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Re: 5 partitions booted fine, added 4 more - 5 fail and 4 ok

Postby Brian K » Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:45 pm

Out of interest, did you disable Win8 Fast Startup?

No OS can see other OS?
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Re: 5 partitions booted fine, added 4 more - 5 fail and 4 ok

Postby gwald » Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:43 pm

Actually, I forgot to disable Win8 Fast Startup. I thought the only reason to do that is to avoid win8 corruption, but even though I forgot, I had no problems, so I left it default. I assumed that maybe some changes were made to fix that problem.

Could not having disabled Win8 Fast Startup corrupted the other OSs?

If this did corrupt hidden system files, is there a way to recover them?

latest: I did disable Win8 Fast Startup on the win8's, put a new OS from scratch on win7-32, and those 3 are mingling well together.

I'm hoping there's a way to restore the other OS's without doing a fresh install.

thx
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Re: 5 partitions booted fine, added 4 more - 5 fail and 4 ok

Postby Brian K » Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:11 pm

gwald wrote:
> put a new OS from
> scratch on win7-32, and those 3 are mingling well together.
>



Which 3?

When you boot an OS can it see other OS partitions?
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Re: 5 partitions booted fine, added 4 more - 5 fail and 4 ok

Postby DrTeeth » Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:45 pm

On Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:43:18 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
gwald disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Could not having disabled Win8 Fast Startup corrupted the other OSs?

No. It only causes corruption with common data partitions if they are
changed by another OS before booting into Win 8 again.
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Cheers,

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Re: 5 partitions booted fine, added 4 more - 5 fail and 4 ok

Postby gwald » Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:55 pm

Sorry if I harshed your mellow Dr. Teeth - a short recap:

I started with 5 bootable windows partitions that worked great (but no win8 included). Did a multitude of updates on each of those original 5. Everything ok. Then I added the win8 and win8.1,32 and 64 bit, but did not disable fast boot on any of them. I could no longer boot on any of the previous 5. I think win8 clobbered something that made the original 5 un-bootable. This is alluded to in the sticky about win8.

The only question that I still have is whether it's possible to recover the original 5.(I actually disabled fast boot on the win8's and did a fresh in stall on one of the 5, and it reboots fine now.)
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Re: 5 partitions booted fine, added 4 more - 5 fail and 4 ok

Postby TeraByte Support » Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:07 pm

have you tapped f8, disable automatic restart to see what BSOD you're
getting? and/or trying chkdsk /p on your partitions from a recovery
console?


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Sorry if I harshed your mellow Dr. Teeth - a short recap:

I started with 5 bootable windows partitions that worked great (but no win8
included). Did a multitude of updates on each of those original 5.
Everything ok. Then I added the win8 and win8.1,32 and 64 bit, but did not
disable fast boot on any of them. I could no longer boot on any of the
previous 5. I think win8 clobbered something that made the original 5
un-bootable. This is alluded to in the sticky about win8.

The only question that I still have is whether it's possible to recover the
original 5.(I actually disabled fast boot on the win8's and did a fresh in
stall on one of the 5, and it reboots fine now.)

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Re: 5 partitions booted fine, added 4 more - 5 fail and 4 ok

Postby gwald » Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:24 pm

yes - I tried many times doing F8 and couldn't get it to stop. I tried once more and got it! I must not have starting tapping soon enough. after "resume":

stop: 0x0000007B (0x80786B58, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
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