Re: Cloned boot drive boots to windows, then automatically logs me off -- Help!
From: Oli Restorick [MVP] (oli_at_mvps.org)
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 19:28:10 +0100
It sounds to me like Windows cannot locate any swapfile at all.
You may be able to boot the machine up to the login prompt and then use
another machine to attach to the registry remotely and modify the following
You want to change the PagingFiles value to reflect a currently-available
location and size.
Also, this value is of type RegMultiSZ, so you will need to use regedt32.exe
to modify it (unless you use Windows XP, where RegEdit contains this
"Spammay Blockay" <SPAMBLOCKER@BLOCKEDTOAVOIDSPAM.com> wrote in message
> I've got a dual-boot system (Windows 2000 Pro & Slackware).
> I'm trying to upgrade my main drive in my laptop from a 40GB to 60GB
> I've tried cloning the old drive using both DriveImage 7 and just using
> my Linux boot CD to make a 1-to-1 copy (the second, I know, is not a good
> strategy, given different disk geometries).
> What happens when Windows boots (and it *does* boot) on the cloned drive
> it gets to the login screen, I log in, and then, after some disk access,
> it says "Saving settings" and then gives me the login screen again.
> Anybody seen this behavior? I'm assuming it can't find some important
> system files, but I don't see why it would boot in the first place if
> it couldn't find them.
> My setup is as follows:
> C: FAT Primary partition with BootMagic on it
> D: Windows 2000 Pro partition (NTFS) (logical)
> E: NTFS partition (logical)
> - Linux boot partition (logical)
> - Linux Swap partition (logical)
> - Linux partition (logical)
> Linux boots without any problems (of course :-) ).
> Any ideas out there?
> - Tim
> P.S. For the cross-posted linux groups, I ask here because many of you use
> a dual-boot scenario, and may have encountered this before.