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    I just upgraded my hard drive from 60GB Toshiba to a Hitachi Travelstar 160GB on a Toshiba A35-S159 Notebook. I install xp and everything goes fine, and then I use partition magic to resize the NTFS partition to 70GB leaving 80GB unallocated. After using DISKPART to "create partition primary id=af size=40960" and then mark it as "active" I reboot I get a message saying "Missing operating system." This is before I have installed OS X. I've tried "fdisk /mbr" but I still get the same message and have to reinstall. What is going wrong?? Please help!

    Oh and I have done this before on my old HDD with out a problem.
    Thanks for any help.
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    i think that you should not mark the "af" partition as active. it tries to boot from that one, which, obviously, fails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sigxcpu View Post
    i think that you should not mark the "af" partition as active. it tries to boot from that one, which, obviously, fails.
    You are correct.

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    Hello,

    I am having a similar problem. I just attempted to dual boot XP and Kalyway 10.5.2 today and everything seemed to install smoothly until it was time to reboot. The computer rebooted and "Missing Operating System" appeared. I attempted to us gparted and set my windows partition to "boot" but that didn't work so I tried setting my OS X partition to boot and still no luck.

    So now I can't boot windows or OS X.

    Does anyone know how to fix this. I have searched the internet all day and haven't found any answers. Its very frustrating and I'm about to give up on ever getting OS X to run.

    Any help would bee greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by designer17 View Post
    Hello,

    I am having a similar problem. I just attempted to dual boot XP and Kalyway 10.5.2 today and everything seemed to install smoothly until it was time to reboot. The computer rebooted and "Missing Operating System" appeared. I attempted to us gparted and set my windows partition to "boot" but that didn't work so I tried setting my OS X partition to boot and still no luck.

    So now I can't boot windows or OS X.

    Does anyone know how to fix this. I have searched the internet all day and haven't found any answers. Its very frustrating and I'm about to give up on ever getting OS X to run.

    Any help would bee greatly appreciated.
    Windows Fail!

    Need to reinstall both systemz now.

    I recommend to you use separate HDDs for entire system.

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