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Re: [SLE] SuSE causes Win2K to lockup on dual boot system
  • From: Patrick <tracerb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 17:31:42 -0400
  • Message-id: <200204271731.42025.tracerb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 27 April 2002 15:09, MNaser wrote:
> Just a wild shot, I have used laptops for a long time and I found the
> power management sometimes
> it gets in the way? I would start by checking that first, I have seen
> cases where you have to remove and re-install it in order to get
> things back to norm.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Art Fore [mailto:art_fore@xxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2002 11:34 AM
> To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: [SLE] SuSE causes Win2K to lockup on dual boot system
> I have a dual boot Dell 8100 laptop that I use at home and at work.
> When I boot into SuSE 8.0 then go back to Win2K, after logon and
> windows starts loading programs, it all of a sudden locks up and the
> only way to get out of it is the power switch. After this, windows
> does a check disk, then boots and loads OK and can reboot back into
> windows without going to SuSE and it will be OK. Have done a disk
> check and defrag, file system is fat32, and used Norten system tools
> to cleanup the registry. Still same problem. Anyone have any idea on
> this problem?
> Art

Linux experts, correct me if I am wrong, but isn't it bad to use Windoze
disk tools on a dual boot machine? Especially Windoze disk tools as it
tends to corrupt or destroy the MBR or Linux partition? I guess if
they are on seperate drives there is no harm, but if both OS's are
contained on the same hard drive, isn't there danger there?

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