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Re: Problems resizing Win 2000

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Problems resizing Win 2000
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 13:34:43 -0200

Thomas Roelz wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just encountered some strange problems after shrinking a
> windows 2000 partition in place (parted-1.4.4). These problems
> are _not_ identical to those discussed here some weeks ago
> (ntoskernel.exe).
> In the case mentioned Windows _does_ boot and seems to work fine
> (the boot.ini content is still valid since partition numbering
> hasn't changed due to the shrinking in place). Only if you try
> to start some external application (e.g. the Windows caculator)
> you get a message that a dll could not be found. The dll is still
> there but Windows 2000 appearently kind of caches its absolute
> location on disk. Since it was moved during resize Windows can't
> find it any more and is not clever enough to search anew.
> Has anyone else encountered similar problems?
> Has anyone found a workaround for this?

Thanks for telling me...
I've been doing some reverse engineering of Windows lately.
I'll look into this...

Maybe, we need to figure out how to trash the cache?

Andrew Clausen

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