How to Fix Partition Issues in Windows® XP®
Get to know more about resolving partition issues in Windows XP
Windows XP is an Operating System that is developed by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, and media centers. These include the Remote Desktop that allows an Windows XP user to remotely log into another computer running XP and control it from the first computer. Another new feature in Windows XP is Remote Assistance, it is a way to invite someone to connect to your computer and give help over the network, and even control your computer remotely if you wish to allow it. Other feature in Windows XP includes a built-in firewall, driver signing, and fast switching between different user profiles. There are several ways to partition a hard drive using Windows XP. Partition makes computer easier to maintain without worrying about losing work when things go wrong. By partition, the performance could be improved of system.
The following the different issues that can occur while creating a partition in Windows XP and tips to fix the issue:
- Corrupted boot.ini file
- Partition bigger then 7.8GB
- Tips to fix
Corrupted boot.ini file
This issue might be often caused when the boot.ini is missing or improperly configured. And this issue often arises after a user has recently added or removed an Operating System on the computer or added or removed hard disk drives in the computer. Also it occurs if the drive and partition are not properly configured.
Partition bigger then 7.8GB
If you are running Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 on a partition larger than 7.8GB this issue might occur if the boot files are located outside this limitation. When this error occurs your computer might have the error message as “OS Loader v4.01,Disk I/O error status=00000001, Windows NT could not start because the below file is missing or corrupt:winntsystem32Ntoskrnl.exe Please reinstall a copy of the above file”.
Ensure that the line pointing to the Operating System and its drive and partition is properly configured in the boot loader and Operating Systems section. If your system partition is larger than 7.8GB you might need to delete the partition and recreate the partition to 7.8GB or less. If the boot.ini is severely corrupted or missing a user running Microsoft Windows XP need to rebuild the boot.ini to resolve this issue.