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statechamp (IS/IT--Management) (OP)
3 Jan 03 10:59
I have a hombre on the network that decided to dual boot his "toy machine" on his break. Well now he is receiving a nice error message that: xmnt2002 not found skipping autocheck. I know that the problem is related to him using Partition Magic 8.0 to resize his NTFS/2000 Pro drive to make room for his 98 partition. A BIG NO-NO! I need to know how to remove the error message. If I boot to 98 it does not appear, boot to 2000 and there it is.




"In the confrontation between the the river and the rock, the river always wins, not by strength but by perseverance."
pbxman (MIS)
3 Jan 03 22:51
Usually i see this from Linux boxes. Is 2K the active partition? You sure he didn't try to install Linux as well, or create the partition and not actually install it?

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mortis2000 (TechnicalUser)
3 Mar 03 8:43
Hi, I have had this problem myself and i can't seem to get rid of it but I got the error when i was moving my drives around and resizing my partitions with partition magic 8. I would really like to find a way of getting rid of the message too so if you can find a way, please let me know how.

Thanks

Jamie     (mortis2000@o2.co.uk)
pbxman (MIS)
3 Mar 03 9:14
mortis,

check to make sure your Win2K partition is the active partition. You can do this with partition magic as well. fdisk /mbr or fixmbr from 2K's recovery console
depending on how your partitions were setup initially.

pbxman
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mortis2000 (TechnicalUser)
4 Mar 03 4:42
Yes, my xp partition is the first drive (C) and is the active one. I own a 40gb drive and it was partitioned 4 ways, all was ok, it was only when i made a fifth partition using some space from all of the others that it displayed the message. I have a dual boot going with ME and XP and it is all working fine just that the message is annoying.

Thanks

Jamie
pbxman (MIS)
4 Mar 03 8:49
If you tried the fixmbr from XP and it didn't work, install Bootmagic or a 3rd party bootloader.

does the System account have full control of the XP drive? If not, add it. ME probably can't see the NTFS partition. It's not worth spending too much time on if it all still works, but Bootmagic should fix it.

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ekimia (TechnicalUser)
4 Mar 03 18:21
I am having this exact same problem, partition magic 8 suSE 8.1 and its a mess. I got the same error messages in XP but once i see it the system will reboot in a few seconds. I thought partition magic would make this easier! Linux installed ok. I made some emergancy disks for partition magic but they were corrupted for some odd reason. I have it partitioned with only linux and XP. How can i access fdisk or just how the hell can i get back in XP? I do have a DOS bootup disk working
Helpful Member!  mange69 (TechnicalUser)
7 Mar 03 15:36
Like the other people in this thread I have the same problem? I run XP on my laptop and where going to split up my harddrive with Partition Magic 8.0. All went well until I did the requested reboot. When the computer started again the message "XMNT 2002 could not be found... skipping Autocheck" occured. When I checked my new partition it wasn't there. It looked just like before I ran PM. What did I do wrong?
Helpful Member!(2)  MeggieYang (Programmer)
7 Mar 03 18:29
U can go to linux and fdisk , change the windows partions from hidden NTFS to NTFS type(17). Restart pc and everything will be ok.
mortis2000 (TechnicalUser)
10 Mar 03 7:50
I have had this problem but my xp still runs okay but it just has the annoying message, however, this could be because i don't have linux on (Thank God) but it is a very strange problem?!!?!!?
ewittle (IS/IT--Management)
19 Apr 03 13:53
I had this error message and an automatic reboot after resizing my NTFS partition using PartitionMagic 8 to install Linux. The PartitionMagic documentation was no help, Meggie Yang's post gave me the answer.

Thanks!
newoldie (TechnicalUser)
20 Jun 03 17:21
I too, have this xmnt2002 problem.  However, Partition Magic had nothing to do with it.  The problem came up after I "Ghost"ed a 60gb HD onto an 80gb HD.  It is an annoying message.  Apparently, skipping autocheck doesn't seem to do any harm.  I do not use Linux.  I'm running Windows XP. I'd like to know the solution to eliminating that annoying message.
Helpful Member!(11)  mapleleaf (MIS)
20 Jun 03 17:41
statechamp,

If memory serves me right, PM adds xmnt??? to this key.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\BootExecute

It's a REG_MULTI_SZ (i.e) Binary, so open in REGEDT32.

It should contain Autocheck Autochk *

BE VERY CAREFULL EDITING IT !!!!!

Ian
Helpful Member!  Quas (Programmer)
22 Jun 03 5:24
mapleleaf:

Mine looks like this:

autocheck xmnt2002 /bat="H:\WINDOWS\TEMP\PQ_BATCH.PQB" /win="H:\WINDOWS" /dbg="H:\WINDOWS\TEMP\PQ_DEBUG.TXT" /ver=262144 /prd="PartitionMagic"
autocheck autochk *

I also have this problem, and i have used Partition Magic 8.


mapleleaf (MIS)
22 Jun 03 13:44
Quas,

Now you see why you get the error message about xmnt2???.

The following reg file will restore it. (i.e remove the first two lines that you see)

Ian

--------------- Cut Here -------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager]
"BootExecute"=hex(7):61,75,74,6f,63,68,65,63,6b,20,61,75,74,6f,63,68,6b,20,2a,\
  00,00
--------------- Cut Here -------------------------
Quas (Programmer)
24 Jun 03 6:59
I changed BootExecute from

"autocheck xmnt2002 /bat="H:\WINDOWS\TEMP\PQ_BATCH.PQB" /win="H:\WINDOWS" /dbg="H:\WINDOWS\TEMP\PQ_DEBUG.TXT" /ver=262144 /prd="PartitionMagic"
autocheck autochk *"

to
"hex(7):61,75,74,6f,63,68,65,63,6b,20,61,75,74,6f,63,68,6b,20,2a,\
  00,00"

and the xmnt2002 message is gone!

I'm not sure that i did exactly they it was supposed to be done so please tell me if I should change something.

Thanks for you're help mapleleaf!
mapleleaf (MIS)
24 Jun 03 9:48
Quas,

Now that line in the registry should read:

autocheck autochk *

PM uses it to load their reorg utility at next bootup when you specify your Boot or System drive as a target.

Glad I could help !!

Ian

pbxman (MIS)
24 Jun 03 9:55
great tip, mapleleaf. I've never seen that message, but i'll have to remember that fix - im sure it'll come up someday.. :)  Good job!

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mapleleaf (MIS)
24 Jun 03 11:06
pbxman,

I'm a long time Partition Magic user (Since OS/2 !!).  I've see that message more than once.

Think of the possibilities, now that you know that you can run things from ...  !!!!!

One other thing.  Take a look at StartUpList.  It gives you a listing of all the places that you can start things from, if you run it with the /complete switch.

http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/

Ian
pbxman (MIS)
24 Jun 03 11:12
yup - i've used PM since version 5 (i think?) as well..though mostly to resize HD's and thats about it. Once thats done, I remove it :)

I saw that startuplist before and loved it. Thats a really cool tool!

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newoldie (TechnicalUser)
27 Jun 03 0:49
mapleleaf,

Even though I'm running XP Pro, I had that blasted xmnt200 message.  
Thanks for your tip. I ran regedit and modified the line on Boot Execute to: autocheck autochk *
The message no longer appears.
legba42 (Programmer)
27 Jun 03 13:44
Everyone, great suggestions on how to fix this terribly annoying problem. BUT ..... my issue is that XP won't boot at all!! I get a hard stop after the XMNT2002/autochk message appears.

And like many others I did use PartitionMagic to add a partition. The original installation on my laptop was just XP. I used PM to make another partition for Linux. Linux will now boot but XP hangs.

Does anyone know of a way to fix this? Hoe do I get my system to stop the autochk and boot. I'd like to try the reg hack mentioned, but unless I can boot to XP there is no reghacking to be done!!

Thanks .....
mapleleaf (MIS)
27 Jun 03 15:07
legba42,

Can you see the XP partition from Linux. If so, look for the XMNT2002.exe and rename it, along with any PQ_*.* files that are in %systemroot%\temp

Ian
legba42 (Programmer)
27 Jun 03 15:43

Ian,

Well, good suggestion. I've been trying for a while to mount my XP partition in Linux, but keep getting the error "fs type ntfs not supported by kernel". I'm running RedHat 8.0.

Any suggestions??

Thanks ....

mapleleaf (MIS)
27 Jun 03 16:07
legba42,

Try this Linux HowTo:-
http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/info/redhat.html

I know very little about Linux, but let me ask this question. Where did you put LILO ??. I hope you put it in the Linux ROOT Partition as per this FAQ

When you come to the Lilo-Section, specify your Linux-root-partition as your boot device because the Master Boot Record (MBR) of your harddisk is owned by Windows NT. This means that the root-entry and the boot-entry in your /etc/lilo.conf have the same value. If you have a IDE-harddisk and your Linux-partition is the second partition, your boot-entry in /etc/lilo.conf looks like:


boot=/dev/hda2

If you have two disks and your Linux resides on the first partition of your second disk, your boot-entry in /etc/lilo.conf looks like:

boot=/dev/hdb1

Run lilo with a kernel that matches your system. Check the kernel by booting from diskette first if you are not sure.

If you cannot boot Windows NT now, you have a problem. I hope you have created a repair-disk recently.

Ian

utav (MIS)
27 Jun 03 19:36
hello ,
I am new to windows 2000 (just installed it ) so pls treate me as a complete newbie
I have this exact problem in my win 2000 pro .. i used partition magic 8 but decided to NOT make another partition .. so i have only one partition C:
but i get the stupid error on startup  .... skiping autochk
plz instruct me step by step as to what should i do ?
mapleleaf (MIS)
27 Jun 03 20:10
utav,

Find and Empty area on your desktop. Righ-click and choose "new" and then "text document".  It will create an icon on your desktop with "new..." highlighted. Hit backspace and type PM.REG. Hit Enter and choose OK. Now highlight ALL the text below BETWEEN the Cut Here lines.  Right-click and choose copy. Go to the Desktop. Right-click on the PM.REG icon and choose Edit. Paste the text. Go to the Top Right corner and click close. Double-click on the icon and answer Yes. Reboot. Delete the PM.REG icon.

Ian

 --------------- Cut Here -------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager]
"BootExecute"=hex(7):61,75,74,6f,63,68,65,63,6b,20,61,75,74,6f,63,68,6b,20,2a,\
  00,00
--------------- Cut Here -------------------------
utav (MIS)
28 Jun 03 9:39
The error is gone , thank you mapleleaf but does this mean that my sistem is "fixed" ?? or i have just remouved the error ? 10x anyway
regards utav
mapleleaf (MIS)
28 Jun 03 12:30
Utav,

You've removed the message and "fixed" your system. Unless you have other problems, we don't know about !

Ian
YodaDaToka (TechnicalUser)
2 Jul 03 3:17
I'm getting this same error message. I've used PM8 on a WinXP system to resize my boot partition. I've amended the registry and the error message has gone. However I was a little hasty when I resized C: and recently aquired another hard disk. So, I would like to give back the space I took from C: but I get the "XMNT2002 program not found - skipping autocheck" whenever I try to do anything to my boot partition. PM8 works fine when I adjust the partitions on my second hard drive. So I assume there is nowt wrong with the PM8.

Any help/advice to this PM-noob would be rewarded with a pint if I could cram it thru the cable!! :)

Cheers,
Yoda - the not so wise - toka
mapleleaf (MIS)
2 Jul 03 3:47
Yoda,

Somewhere in the directories under your PM installation will be a boot or rescue disk directory. It will make you a two disk bootable copy of PM.  You boot from Disk1 and then insert Disk2 and PM will run.

This gets around the problem of the disk you are working on being locked.  Try it and you will find it's a lot faster than the GUI.

Mine's a Newcastle Brown !!

Ian

Everyday the Computer Gods pick one person to be "it".  Maybe, today is your day !!

QinSheng (TechnicalUser)
11 Jul 03 9:32
Then how to resolve xmnt 2001....
I've used PQmagic 7,and the problem came up.
mapleleaf (MIS)
11 Jul 03 14:05
QinSheng,

Find my message to utav above and follow the directions

Good luck

Ian

Everyday the Computer Gods pick one person to be "it".  Maybe, today is your day !!

QinSheng (TechnicalUser)
11 Jul 03 21:49
mapleleaf,

I've found the messsage to utav above.
Do you mean that it's all the same as xmnt 2002......?
And if the 2 problems both came up in my computer,
what can i do?
mapleleaf (MIS)
11 Jul 03 23:00
QinSheng,

It will fix the xmnt2001 message as well.  Post back if you still have problems.

Ian

Everyday the Computer Gods pick one person to be "it".  Maybe, today is your day !!

QinSheng (TechnicalUser)
12 Jul 03 13:53
mapleleaf,

Thank you very much!All the problems have been disappeared.^_^

mapleleaf (MIS)
12 Jul 03 15:56
QinSheng,

Glad I could help !!

Ian

Everyday the Computer Gods pick one person to be "it".  Maybe, today is your day !!

xmz (TechnicalUser)
8 Aug 03 11:30
I am running windows2000 and have same problem. I used partionmagic couple of years ago and can't recall ther version I used.

Tried the suggestion of creating PM.REG as suggested by mapleleaf (thx, mapleleaf), answered yes, reboot, still got the same error when run norton disk doctor("the operating system or another process has exclusive access to this drive or some of its files..."). What can I do now?

Thanks,
xmz
mapleleaf (MIS)
9 Aug 03 0:54
xmz,

This KB article from symantec should explain the NDD error message:-

Error: "This drive is in use . . " in Norton Disk Doctor when there are no problems with the hard drive.

 http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nunt.nsf/docid/2001062012010909?OpenDocument&src=hot&prod=Norton%20Utilities&ver=2002%20for%20Windows%202000/NT/XP&stg=2&base=http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/nu/&next=nu_2002_nt_search_solve_error.html&sone=nu_2002_nt_tasks.html&tpre=

Ian

Everyday the Computer Gods pick one person to be "it".  Maybe, today is your day !!

xmz (TechnicalUser)
11 Aug 03 11:19
mapleleaf,

Thanks a lot.

xmz
gpatel26 (TechnicalUser)
13 Aug 03 12:17
This message is for mappleleaf.
I used partition magic and I get the same XMNT2002 message ( I use XP professional). I tried some of the stuff you suggested - Opened a new text document as pm.reg, pasted the following stuff
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager]
"BootExecute"=hex(7):61,75,74,6f,63,68,65,63,6b,20,61,75,74,6f,63,68,6b,20,2a,\
  00,00

and saved it. The icon did not change ( remained as txt file essentially ) so I could not proceed. I tried running regedit to modify bootexecute.  I tried to modify it directly by right clicking on modify and just leaving the autocheck autochk* but when I check the hex values, there is a 00 ( full stop ) between each letter so I changed it back to what it was originally :
autocheck
xmnt2002 /bat="C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\PQ_BATCH.PQB" /win="C:\WINDOWS" /dbg="C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\PQ_DEBUG.TXT" /ver=262144 /prd="PartitionMagic"
autocheck autochk *

I have also noticed that the disk defragmenter does not work ever since I got this problem.
I know this is a dangerous ground to tread on so can you please tell me exactly how to modify it ?
please help !
Gaurang
mapleleaf (MIS)
17 Aug 03 11:51
gpatel26,

Sorry for the delay, my power and internet was out !!

As long as you can right-click on the icon and select merge it should work, or you could use REGEDT32 and do it by hand

Ian

Everyday the Computer Gods pick one person to be "it".  Maybe, today is your day !!

gpatel26 (TechnicalUser)
18 Aug 03 11:22
Hi Ian,
 I don't get the merge option when I right click on the icon - it just stays a text document :(. I will try editing from REGEDT32 - just one question though it may sound silly - in the edit-multi string window that pops up should I cut out the first two lines:
autocheck
xmnt2002 /bat="C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\PQ_BATCH.PQB" /win="C:\WINDOWS" /dbg="C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\PQ_DEBUG.TXT" /ver=262144 /prd="PartitionMagic"
and leave just the autocheck autochk* line in the value data field ??
thing is that if I do that and check the hex values it goes somethings liek this 61,00,75,00,74,00,6f,00,63,00,68,00,65,00,63,00,6b,00,20 e.t.c I am not sure if 00 is the ASCII charachter for space - should it be there in the first place ?

And do you think the defragment not working is due to this problem ?

thanks
gpatel26
gpatel26 (TechnicalUser)
18 Aug 03 11:23
Ian,
ps. I am using XP professional
gpatel26
mapleleaf (MIS)
19 Aug 03 13:46
gpatel26,

Just leave the 'autocheck autochk *' and remove the rest.

It should not affect Defrag, since that is driven from:-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\DefragPath]
@=hex(2):25,73,79,73,74,65,6d,72,6f,6f,74,25,5c,73,79,73,74,65,6d,33,32,5c,64,\
  66,72,67,2e,6d,73,63,20,25,63,3a,00

That translates to %systemroot%\system32\dfrg.msc %c:

Ian

Everyday the Computer Gods pick one person to be "it".  Maybe, today is your day !!

gpatel26 (TechnicalUser)
19 Aug 03 16:10
Thanks a lot Ian !
got rid of the message and my defragmenter is working fine.
thanks once again.
gpatel26
flyin3d (TechnicalUser)
30 Aug 03 1:26
Mapleleaf,
I am also using XP Pro and PM 8.0 and have the same problems as gpatel26 ie: could not merge icon, etc. When I try to edit the multi-string manually it changes the value data but when I reboot, the error message is still there. When I go back to Regedt32 the data is back to the original value (xmnt2002 /bat="C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\PQ_BATCH.PQB" /win="C:\WINDOWS" /dbg="C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\PQ_DEBUG.TXT" /ver=262144 /prd="PartitionMagic"
autocheck autochk *). I cant get the modification to stick. Any help would be great.
mapleleaf (MIS)
30 Aug 03 14:34
flyin3d,

Let's run through making a reg file. Find an Empty area on your desktop. Righ-click and choose "new" and then "text document".  It will create an icon on your desktop with "new..." highlighted. Hit backspace and type PM.REG
The key here is the .REG extention. Hit Enter and choose OK.

Now highlight ALL the text below BETWEEN the Cut Here lines.  Right-click and choose copy. Go to the Desktop. Right-click on the PM.REG icon and choose Edit. Paste the text. Go to the Top Right corner and click close. Double-click on the icon and answer Yes. Reboot. Delete the PM.REG icon.

Ian

 --------------- Cut Here -------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager]
"BootExecute"=hex(7):61,75,74,6f,63,68,65,63,6b,20,61,75,74,6f,63,68,6b,20,2a,\
  00,00
--------------- Cut Here -------------------------

Ian

Everyday the Computer Gods pick one person to be "it".  Maybe, today is your day !!

Swompy (IS/IT--Management)
16 Sep 03 4:35
Thank you for the fix.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager]
"BootExecute"=hex(7):61,75,74,6f,63,68,65,63,6b,20,61,75,74,6f,63,68,6b,20,2a,\
  00,00
sthompson (Programmer)
23 Sep 03 17:19
I've been having the same problems with the xmnt error at startup.  I have tried editing my registry as posted by mapleleaf, and also tried making the PM.REG icon.  Both of these worked and got rid of the error message.  However the next time I try to partition in Partition Magic, after I am prompted to restart and do so, the message just comese back.  What should I do??
mapleleaf (MIS)
25 Sep 03 0:09
sthompson,

Did PM finish the operation that you had scheduled ?? If it did, then you could use pm.reg to remove the error message.

I'd suggest that if you have PM version 8.00 that you download the update to version 8.01.

Ian

Everyday the Computer Gods pick one person to be "it".  Maybe, today is your day !!

Neotrace (TechnicalUser)
14 Jan 04 12:23
Ok, i`ve the same problem, but i cante colve it, because there is no linux and no windows ;).

What ive done:
I deleted my linux partition and add it to the rest of the hdd. This resulted a restart. Then ive got the grub bootloader, but with the winx cd i execute fixmbr and it was ok.

Not i rebooted and there are this 2 messages (xmnt2002 & autocheck missing ->reboot, cant do anything).

SO what coul i do?
how could i run fdisk? There is no linux!

St i should add: All hdds are on raid.

Help me plz, thx!
Edwardo2004 (TechnicalUser)
13 Feb 04 16:14
I really need help... I am running XP and created a partition to install 98 but the 98 install failed so i deleted the partition and actived my XP partition but now im getting 2 errors...

XMNT2002 Program Not Found
AUTOCHK  Program Not Found
Skipping Autocheck
and then my system reboots...

any ideas?
I used Partition Magic 8 to do this by the way...
jeffff (TechnicalUser)
23 Feb 04 20:15
hi, i just had a problem with this xmnt2002.exe thing and googled it. this was the only thing to come up that appears useful.

i see that you've concluded editing the registry in the said fashion will solve the problem.

but my problem is a little different. i've encountered the one you speak of before and just ignored it. but now i have a more sever version of it. the error message windows xp gives when i boot up is longer than it was before and asks me to press any key to continue. but of course pressing any key does not instigate any continuing. so i can't get into xp, not even in safe mode or anything.

so i'm in 2k at the moment and wondering what to do.

is there a way to edit my xp registry from 2k? or does anyone have any other fixes?
scotttty (TechnicalUser)
29 Feb 04 12:13
Hi

Had exactly same issue with XP Pro and Redhat 9 (all went a bit Pete Tong). To the point where i could not get XP to boot. Had to use XP recovery console and delete Linux partitions, reformat these to NTFS, install a second copy of XP on this partition and then install partition magic on this second copy of XP. You can then use partiton magic to re-enable the original XP partition. Doing this cleared the Autocheck/XMNT2002 errors and I saved all my XP data. A bit long winded but hey it worked.
rasputin4 (TechnicalUser)
9 Mar 04 13:08
I had the xmnt 2001 problem as well. Fortunately for me I noticed immediately and I easily solved the problem by doing a system restore to the time when the error first appeared. The error message diasppeared and problem solved.
efilflah (Programmer)
17 Mar 04 6:38
I'm having the exact same problem as Stefan911.
I get the following error when trying to clone my current C drive to my new sata I drive

Batch(1611) Bad system file name, file 9(48)

CHKDSK /r /f is useless and reports no errors or fixes

Can someone please (and I'm on my knees here) respond to us, as I need to clone this drive its so Important

Thanks
kalulu (IS/IT--Management)
25 Mar 04 3:03
I was trying to make a ghost(2003) copy of an NT4.0 Domain controller 4.3Gb hard drive.  But when I tried to boot the copy I got the error "autochk not found-skipping autocheck" and the system reboot continuously.  I solved it after realizing that the hard drive had once been mirrored but that the second mirror drive had been removed so the drive under disk administrator showed a brocken mirror.  Once I cleared the brocken mirror the ghost copy booted fine.  Reading thru your thread sparked off the search into the mirror status. Thanks.
gus0650 (Programmer)
25 Mar 04 5:21
Hi,

I have another variant of the XMNT2002.exe problem:

I use XP & PM8. I tried to re-assign new Drive Letters to my partitions using PM. Unfortunately, something went wrong.

XP freezes at boot-up, saying "XMNT2002.exe: PM is unable to read the batch file" -- nothing goes except power off.

I ran the the DOS prompt from a Windows Setup CD to check out the system. What's kinda funny is that my boot partition is invisible! All other partitions are visible.

My guess is that for some reason, my boot partition is not assigned a drive letter. Thus, DOS cant "see" it. This might also be the reason why PM cant find its batch file, and hangs. Is this a possible explanation?

How can I manually assign the drive letter C to my boot partition? Is there any way to do this from a DOS prompt, or from a Knoppix (CD-based Linux system) environment maybe?

I dont have rescue disks made because my PC dont have a floppy.
awhittle (TechnicalUser)
25 Mar 04 12:45
Regarding the xmnt2002.exe error

I had the same problem on a XP Pro box.  My copy of Partition Magic 8 was on a D drive.  The C drive was formatted and the OS was upgraded to XP since the original install of PM.  This all started when I tried to resize the D and move it to the right to get room to resize my C drive.

This sequence seemed to repair it

1) I first told PM8 to resize the D back to the original size

2) Reinstalled PM8

3) Resized the D

4) Moved D

5) Resized C

Each of the steps required a reboot to complete.

Hope this helps

AW
bigtweety (Programmer)
3 Apr 04 17:20
Here is a link to a reg file, for those who couldn't write one themselves. Just download, run, choose yes, ok, reboot.
http://bigt.dvalley.net/PM.reg

(to download it, right click on the link and choose 'save target as')
bigtweety (Programmer)
3 Apr 04 17:28
just reply if there is a problem using the above link.

Spread the love
BigT
WarpOS2 (TechnicalUser)
3 Apr 04 18:49
Thanks mapleleaf-this worked for XP Pro.  This problem has been bothering me for a number of months.  The only difference I noticed is that I have a blank black screen in place of the blue screen that displayed that annoying message.  I would estimate that the black screen stays around for about the same time that the annoying blue screen did though I didn't time the blue screen.  Has anyone else noticed this????????Tony
vedace (TechnicalUser)
5 Apr 04 14:38
I have a problem like Legba42 - when I boot, right before the XP Pro login screen should appear, a blue screen appears saying:
"xmnt2002 program not found - skipping Autocheck"
"autochk program not found - skipping Autocheck"
and then it reboots.  

Except, I don't have Linux on another partition, so I can't access the fdisk tools there.  Apparently (based on this forum), I need to change the WinXP partition from NTFS to NTFS(17).  How do I do that if I can't get into any OS?
dokein (TechnicalUser)
22 May 04 16:38
Hello.

For those of you using Linux - it is very VERY difficult to mount a NTFS drive, and even if you do mount it editing it is very dangerous. You might end up reformatting the other partition.

I encountered the same problem as Vedace - there were no options from linux because NTFS is not really editable safely.

What I did was I overwrote one of my partitions with Windows 2000, then went in and unhid my first NTFS partition, then I modified the registry, and booted.
FNauta (TechnicalUser)
24 Jun 04 4:26
Hi,

Just found this thread as I googled xmnt2001. I got the same eror with W2k pro after resizing a partition accross the 128G barrier with PM7. PM.reg solved it. Thanks.

Rgs,
Fokke Nauta
scartus (TechnicalUser)
10 Aug 04 13:03
can someone post the
pm.reg file again?
the link doesnt work anymore

thx in advance
ProphetZarquon (TechnicalUser)
31 Aug 04 19:41
I was also seeing the "XMNT2002 not found, skipping AUTOCHECK" message. (I run XP Pro)

By changing the registry file to read "autocheck autochk *" I seem to be cancelling the execution of autocheck which was specified by PM8... Each time I use PM8 again, it reappears!

My system appears to be working fine, but PM8 can't seem to finalize any changes during restart.

I also have a second, more devastating issue:
http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=909629

Basically I need to recover a 50gb partition which now appears as Unformatted space. I need to recover the partition to it's original location, not clone the partition to somewhere else, or copy the files, because I don't have enough free space anywhere else.
scartus (TechnicalUser)
1 Sep 04 4:57
I used acronis partitionexpert in stead of PM, no errors anymore..

tango1000 (TechnicalUser)
13 Oct 04 15:06
"xmnt2002 not found skipping autocheck"
"autochk not found skipping autocheck"
i have the same problem as many other members the only difference i cannot start the system, i see that it can be fix on regedit but i cannot get in, the computer boots go to the error and go back to boot, is like in a loop stay like this over over over
any help please urgent
globalplayer (Programmer)
5 Nov 04 18:32
Has anyone of you "great helpers" EVER thought about ISOLATING xmnt2002.exe and posting it for the public?

@Mapleleaf, I think your registry method is like casting out the demons by the ruler of the demons, and will result into nothing.
Remember, people want to do CHANGES with their systems.
And you **must** get this application to *do* changes in Win2K.
(Trust me.)

Even though this might lead to a ban on this forum, I'll risk this and post it for DOWNLOAD. This might help hundreds of people.
This problem is just a barrier that PQ has built in for trial users. On the full version, xmnt2002 does exist. On the trial, it's temporarily extracted (i. e. into the TEMP folder) but *instantly* deleted. You thus must be clever and isolate the file before it gets deleted.

Instructions:

- Either get some PIRATED version from the net or try to find it on the original CD
- Look into the folder Setup
- Open PMagic.cab
- Extract XMNT2002.exe - voilĂ !

OR:

get it here!

http://www14.brinkster.com/midgard2002/db/X2k.zip
spIEdnIEdL (Programmer)
10 Nov 04 15:55
Hi,

My version of the XMNT2002.exe problem:

I installed Mandrake Linux next to Windows XP Pro that was originally on the system.
I made the Linux partitions with PM 8.0 under Windows XP.
Now I have the same well known blue screen.

I tried to rename the file XMNT2002.exe but I don't have access to it. I tried to 'chmod' it when I logged in as root, but that won't work. Only the creator of the file (administrator under Windows XP) can change these permissions :-(.
Any ideas on how to solve this problem?

Thx in advance!
spIEdnIEdL  
bcastner (IS/IT--Management)
11 Nov 04 3:22
Do the registry edits suggested earlier in this thread with this utility CD:  http://www.windowsubcd.com/index.htm
spIEdnIEdL (Programmer)
11 Nov 04 4:14
Hi,

I've found the UBCD software, but now raises another question: How can I make a bootable cd under Mandrake Linux? I have to download some other tools, but they are all Windows applications, so they can't run with Linux :-(
I can't make the ISO that is necessary for the bootable cd...

Maybe there are still other ways to edit the Windows registry from Linux?

Thanks,
spIEdnIEdL
bcastner (IS/IT--Management)
11 Nov 04 4:18
spIEdnIEdL (Programmer)
11 Nov 04 4:29
Hi,

I downloaded an exe-file from the UBCD-site. How can I make it an ISO-file?
Sorry, I am an newbie :s

Thanks!
bcastner (IS/IT--Management)
11 Nov 04 4:47
You are right, creating the original ISO would be a problem under just Linux.

You would need access to a working Windows machine with a CD burner.  The entire process should take less than 20 minutes.

In the alternative:  http://www.winternals.com/products/repairandrecove...

This still would require a working Windows system.

. Have you checked your version of PM to see if there is a revert tool?  
. if you have more than one partition, consider using a parallel installation of XP on the second partition.  You can then load the registry hive from the first partition through regedit and make changes.



spIEdnIEdL (Programmer)
11 Nov 04 9:05
Hi,

It worked to make the Ultimate Boot CD, but when I run it, it shows me the following message:"No copy of Windows found". So I can't access the registry. There are some other registry applications on the CD, but they run some kind of 'stand alone registry'. The variable BootEXEC is empty, so I can't replace anything in there...

I couldn't make a recovery disk for PM because all this is running on my laptop which doesn't have a floppy drive.

I hope somebody can help me out here, just need  a way to access my Windows XP registry...

Thanks for all the efforts!
spIEdnIEdL
spIEdnIEdL (Programmer)
11 Nov 04 10:42
Hi,

I've reread this forumpage and I found this post:
"mapleleaf (MIS)      Jun 27, 2003
legba42,

Can you see the XP partition from Linux. If so, look for the XMNT2002.exe and rename it, along with any PQ_*.* files that are in %systemroot%\temp

Ian"

I can access my files with DOS (Recovery function Windows XP CD), but what does mean mapleleaf by 'renaming'? Don't the files have to be in the %systemroot%\temp for PM to find them there?

Thx
spIEdnIEdL
triafgg (TechnicalUser)
30 Nov 04 17:13
Thanks mapleleaf, xmnt2002 solution worked a treat.
brogan (TechnicalUser)
12 Dec 04 12:30
NOTE - For anybody who has partitioned their hard drive and receive the following errors using Partition Magic:
"xmnt2002 not found skipping autocheck"
"autochk not found skipping autocheck"

and can access the Linux partition but not the Windows.

Find the grub.conf in /etc. The Windows partition may look like this depending on what you named your partition and which hardrive you are using:
title XP
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1
    make it

Change it to:
title XP
    unhide (hd0,0)
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1

Save it and now you will be able to access Windows. If this worked for you as it has done for me please tell me so.

Mark





Helpful Member!(2)  chrisandrews (TechnicalUser)
15 Feb 05 0:08
brogan,

This did indeed help.  I didn't have a grub.conf file, the settings were in the menu.lst file for grub.  I changed

XP
   root (hd0,0)
   chainloader +1

to

XP
   unhide (hd0,0)
   rootnoverify (hd0,0)
   chainloader +1


Thanks for this.  I thought I'd never get back into Winblows.
vassil (TechnicalUser)
16 Mar 05 14:10
My case - I used Partition Magic8 to change the drive letter of my bootable partition. It was E: and I wanted to make it C: (I did not have C: at all).
After the restart PM did it work and at the end arrived to the message: xmnt2002.exe "Partition mamgic is unable to read the batch file. Verify that the system32 is not compressed or corrupt." If I click OK I arrive to the login window of XP, but that is all, no miore options, no way to login to the system at all.
I used ERD Commander to get into the system - it seems to be fine, but there is no way to switch back to letter E.
So I am wondering if the registry solution will work?

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager]
"BootExecute"=hex(7):61,75,74,6f,63,68,65,63,6b,20,61,75,74,6f,63,68,6b,20,2a,\
  00,00
htfntuna (IS/IT--Management)
13 Jul 05 7:20
Thanks to Mapleleaf for the tip on how to make a reg file (above).  Alternatively, you can manually fix the affected registry key as described in this thread, then export that key (to the desktop so you can work with it.)  Be sure to edit the resulting reg file by deleting all the subkeys but the one(s) you want to keep. For the xmnt error, this subkey would be the "boot execute" and the hex data that follows.

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