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Related 2Windows install missing NTLDR2How come I get the error 'CDBOOT: Couldn't find NTLDR' when trying to boot from Windows XP Professional SP2 CD?1NTLDR missing Windows XP2Changing SATA mode To IDE mode to solve Ntldr Is Missing Error after installing XP on Windows 76I got an “NTLDR is missing” on Win XP and fixed it, but why did this happen and how did this fix work?1What is INT=10H / AX=2000H in Windows XP NTLDR?1windows 7 64 bits UEFI add old hard disk MBR1BOOTMGR is missing error in Windows XP3Can a large hard drive (3 TB) make Windows XP 32bit un-bootable?0How to make bootable usb from Windows XP x64 installation ISO? Error 3. Credit score affected by part payment How would a planet-sized computer power receive power? Thanks, WW #1 WoundedWallet, Nov 16, 2006 Bozo Galora Diamond Member Joined: Oct 28, 1999 Messages: 7,271 Likes Received: 0 you are probably missing bootsect.dos (512bytes) note that you need 4 files in "C" root with XP/ME dual (after "unhiding") ntldr ntdetect bootsect.dos boot.ini boot.ini should look like this (assuming C - ME and D - XP) doent matter how many partitions you have, (2) only relates to primaries Win 98/XPSP2 dual boot........ [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=AlwaysOff /fastdetect C:\ = "Microsoft Windows" no execute stuff is only for late XP SP2, embedded in install CD. http://orgias.org/i-o-error/i-o-error-multi0disk0rdisk0partition1-bootsect-dos.html

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From DOS A:> prompt, type Fdisk, take all the defaults if you want all as one partition, or follow instructions to make more than one partition. Everything after the equal sign and in quotes shows what is displayed in the boot menu to the user regarding booting. The machine in question is a netbook which doesn't have a CD drive or a restore partition, so I can't boot from a Windows CD and run fixmbr. Then, when you run the previous OS, NT copies bootsect.dos to the boot sector.

I get a message "I/O Error accessing boot sector file multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\BOOTSECT.DOS. Scandisk boot sector error 12. Is it the other way around? Not something seen often on AT - lol.

Mike "Sarah" <> wrote in message news:... > My kids computer won't boot anymore! You must transfer theBIOS parameter block (BPB) from the boot drive (C) at sector 0 into theboot code from the previous operating system and write this intoBootsect.dos. more stack exchange communities company blog Stack Exchange Inbox Reputation and Badges sign up log in tour help Tour Start here for a quick overview of the site Help Center Detailed answers to any questions you might have Meta Discuss the workings and policies of this site About Us Learn more about Stack Overflow the company Business Learn more about hiring developers or posting ads with us Super User Questions Tags Users Badges Unanswered Ask Question _ Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/154733 Cannot (but have to) update... » Site Navigation » Forum> User CP> FAQ> Support.Me> Steam Error 118>> Trusteer Endpoint Protection All times are GMT -7.

heres a nice page that describes MBR and bootsectors starting about half way down http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/p6.htm#What_is_the_MBR_or_Boot_Sector a few more blurbs on bootsectors..... Thanks, Alon. A master slave primary would be (0,1), the master slave secondary would be (2,3). Edit: Just noticed your O/S are on two separate HDD The "2" in above means on which primary defailt bootable system resides, and Win 98/ME has no multiboot config, so it must be the XP primary ============ (Quote from web - single XP O/S) [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect timeout specifies how long the system should wait for user input while the boot menu is being displayed.

Bootsector.dos ONLY exists with Win98/ME-XP dual boot The DEFAULT boot after timeout can be made either as 98 or XP, but choice menu still appears. http://superuser.com/questions/428209/how-can-i-make-windows-xp-bootable-again Note that the FIRST above given boot.ini is from my W98/XPSP2 working system posting here The SECOND is for a single XP - I didnt make that clear and have edited. If I let it stay, it will crash with an error saying: > I/O Error accessing boot sector file > multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\bootsect.dos > Initially I had an IDe drive installed on the machine while the W2K was > installed on a SCSI. Upgrade says it can't access the boot sector.

I get the following error when trying > to start it, > > "Invalid Boot.INI file > Booting from C:\windows\ > I/O error accessing Boot sector file > multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\Bootsect.Dos" > > I know that the operating system is on the D: drive (partition 2). > > My kids are very young and they only use the computer to play games and do > homework. check my blog Top I/O Error accessing boot sector file W2K by Brett Randal » Tue, 18 Jul 2000 04:00:00 Change the default boot entry (in System Properties (Start-up Options I think) under Control Panel) to the top one, then edit c:\boot.ini (hidden file usually), and remove the old entry. If you were to add such a line to a BOOT.INI file that hadn't been processed during an OS install (or if you accidentally removed the file that C:\ = " " actually refers to... I haven't been back here much, and I'm sorry that AT has changed so much that humbleness is a rarity.

For example, if the previous operating system is MS-DOS, boot MS-DOS from a floppy disk and run th 0Votes Share Flag Collapse - i/o error accessing boot sector file by dwaynemudd ยท 16 years ago In reply to i/o error accessing boot ... NAV overwrote boot sector with uninstaled Win2000 Info, Can't Boot 13. Or download a startup disk. this content A guide is available here http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm Regards Mark Dormer "Sarah" <> wrote in message news:... > My kids computer won't boot anymore!

When you install Windows 98, and since it relies on MS-DOS, it places its boot files in the root of drive "C" regardless of where the actual files are for the operating system, which is your case I presume is drive "D" since you do not mention this. We use data about you for a number of purposes explained in the links below. When you install NT on a machine with an existing OS, NT Setup creates a file called bootsect.dos and copies the existing OS's boot sector, which resides in sector 0 of the C drive, into that file.

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Tried a new... Scott 05-29-2008, 01:01 PM #4 Jlp1928 TSF Enthusiast Join Date: Sep 2006 Location: Chicago Posts: 668 OS: Win98, XPSP2 Hi Thomas, Glad to be of help and thank you for the thanks. Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum. You want to first unzip or "extract" the iso file onto the desktop, you do this by right clicking fixntldriso.zip and choose "Extract All" then Next>Next>Finish.

Now you know why the second line in boot.ini above contains the path: C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT That's the file which initially boots the Recovery Console! (Unquote) .................................................... Power on the broken computer with the floppy/cd-r/usb inside it/plugged into it (if the computer was already on, restart it). Did you convert your partitions to NTFS? have a peek at these guys Create a wire coil Letter-replacement challenge Project Euler #10 in C++ (sum of all primes below two million) Why did my electrician put metal plates wherever the stud is drilled through?

I then removed the IDE drive, however I think an > entry > was made somewhere to look of the IDE drive. NEXT STEP: editing boot.ini How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP Posted by bblising at 10:55 PM Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Labels: flash drive, os installation from usb, usb drive, xp, xp installation WinToFlash Missing or Corrupt: hal.dll bootsect.dos2011-10-01T22:55:00+08:00bblisingflash drive|os installation from usb|usb drive|xp|xp installation| Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) There was an error in this gadget Labels .Net (2) AI (1) aiclass (1) arithmetic (2) artificial intelligence (1) C# (11) cross product (1) Database class (2) database class preview (1) db (2) db preview (1) dbclass (2) dot product (1) Dotnet (2) easier cross product (1) easier dot product (1) elementary mathematics (2) flash drive (1) free class (5) IB API (1) Introduction to databases (2) khan (4) Khan Academy (3) KhanAcademy (3) lattice (1) lattice multiplication (1) Linear algebra (1) machine learning (2) machine learning preview (1) ml preview (1) ml-class (1) mlclass (2) multiplication (1) os installation from usb (1) Programming (15) Releases (3) Special Force (7) stanford (5) subraction (1) Trading (1) usb drive (1) wpf (1) xp (1) xp installation (1) Latest Comments Blog Archive ► 2016 (1) ► February (1) ► 2015 (5) ► December (5) ► 2013 (1) ► January (1) ► 2012 (7) ► September (1) ► August (1) ► July (2) ► June (1) ► April (1) ► March (1) ▼ 2011 (10) ▼ October (1) WinToFlash Missing or Corrupt: hal.dll bootsect.do... ► September (9) ► 2010 (8) ► August (1) ► July (6) ► June (1) Followers Watermark template. Run the fixntldr.exe file by double clicking it. All the floppy files were copied to the HD.

I installed the hard drive on my computer (which operates on win 98) as a secondary hard drive. As an example, if the DOS partition is drive letter E:, the command would be "L 100 4 0 1". Sorry I can't post it as answer because I am on mobile ATM. Wndows 10 Anniversary Disaster!

If you are on the second primary partition, you would write partition(2). How did they mess up the operating system if they only use limited accounts? Heres a much better, updated as of 5 months ago, tutorial on boot.ini from Starman: http://www.geocities.com/thestarman3/asm/mbr/bootini.htm sorry about that. I think I'll be able to learn from you, but please be patient because it seems that I don't know what I thought I knew.

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