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Old 28th October 2003   #1
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xmnt program not found ! ! !


After using Partition Magic I was trapped by the "xmnt program not found - skipped autocheck" problem. I went to the registry key involved HKLM \ System \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ SessionManager and removed all references to Partition Magic from the 'boot.exe' key.

Now I don't get the xmnt message any more, but after the XP splash screen I get a two minute, or so, black screen with intermittent HD activity.

Would anyone be kind enough to look at their 'boot.exe' entry in this registry key and tell me how it should look?

Hopefully,

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Mine has autocheck autochk *

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Thanks Arie, I sahll try that, and you were right about the corrupt cookie too.
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Weirder and weirder! I changed the key ro read 'autocheck autochk' just like Arie's, Now when I boot, after the XP splash screen, I get "autochk* program not found - skipping AUTOCHECK"

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autochk.exe should be in C:\Windows\System32\

Also in C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\ - do you have SP1 installed?

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Presumably there is also an autochk in Windows\system32, but the one in the registry is the one activated by Partion Magic Pete.

I went back to the key I had changed and deleted the 'autochk* which just left 'autocheck' there. I still get a long hang with a black screen, but no warning from autocheck, so I presume that there should be a mention of C:\Windows in there somehow.

I wonder why Arie doesn't get the same warning that I did?

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I forgot to say that I have SP1 and SP2 installed with all the updates and hotfixes up to yesterday.

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I am either confused by all this or have missed the point completely - both are equally likely
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removed all references to Partition Magic from the 'boot.exe' key.
Assume you mean BootExecute ? I have PM installed, but not Boot Magic and looking in the Registry can find no reference to Partition Magic under that key?

My entry is the same as Arie's. There are no files in the registry - just references to them? PRO + SP1 + all updates.

If you have a link to the apparent source of your problem (Powerquest?), please post it - should make for interesting reading.

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Yes I did mean Boot Execute Pete. When the problem first occurred I did a Google search for 'xmnt 2002 not found', and got about 8 results. One unreachable, and six in Japanese. The one I did locate was in French, my translation follows:
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___ ___ _ _ _ _ _ _

This error message at start-up is because of using Partition Magic. Repartitioning using the graphic interface works badly and is not advised, whilst from the floppies it is much better.

PM ads a key in the registry in order to make the changes at next boot, and this key must be cleared to resolve the problem, (or gather the file and put it in x:\Windows\System32)

In HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager, double click on BootExecute and rremove xmnt2001 or 2002.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

This is directly translated from the French, and I don't understand the "or gather the file etc." bit.

My Boot Execute now reads Autocheck Autochk* and I am still getting the b......y warning screen with the associated hanging. I have now asked Powerquest for help.

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(or gather the file and put it in x:\Windows\System32)
I would interpret this as meaning - copy the file xmnt2001 to System32 - from where exactly? I have xmnt2001.exe in my System32.

Shall look forward to PowerQuest's response - BTW I've always used the Windows interface - no problems to date with PM 7.

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I had an answer from Powerquest about this problem, but it was of no help because it just told me what we already knew, i.e. autocheck autochk* in the registry key Boot Execute. It did however add - quote "Cause of the problem.
after PM makes a change to the partition tables, it adds the following bootexecute instruction to the registry:
%systemroot%/windows/system32/autochk.exe " This instruction contains an incorrect path. The %systemroot% string should actually be %systemdrive%

I must admit that I don't know what this means or how to find it, or even if it is possible to correct it.

I have never had a problem with the Windows interface before either. The problem now is, if I decide to try a repair of XP, will this problem be kept in the registry, or will it be corrected. At the moment I am not shutting down at all unless it is absolutely necessary. I use hibernation instead.

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Roger,

You are clearly as confused as I am - I have searched the Registry for that string, for 'Systemdrive' and for 'autochk.exe' and come up with nothing relevant.

I have searched on 2 of my m/c's - both with PM 7 and one with Boot Magic loaded - zilch.

Possible to correct it, but does it exist?? Not over here.

Which version of PM are you using? Have you considered a re-install of PM ?
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will this problem be kept in the registry, or will it be corrected
- on the basis of the above I have no idea.

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It turns out that PowerQuest is aware of this problem with Terminal Servers and Citrix Servers. The patch for Volume Manager is at their FTP site ftp.powerquest.com/pub/utilities/VolumeManager
Read the readme.txt file that is unzipped with the other files for where to place files.
They may have patches for other PowerQuest products under the folder for the product. Good Luck

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I am using PM8 Pete, and I never had a problem with PM7 of any sort. I de-installed and re-installed to no effect, and then I tried a partition resize after booting from the floppies. All that did was double up the entries in the boot.exe key.

I have again contacted Powerquest with the problem.

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Looks like there are some basic core differences between PM 7 and 8 - hope Powerquest manage to sort it out for you.

Please keep us posted on any developments.

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