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CREATE A BOOTABLE NTFS DISK

By rami333 ·
how can I CREATE A BOOTABLE NTFS DISK on windows 2000 so i can reache data on my hard disk

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by maxwell edison In reply to CREATE A BOOTABLE NTFS DI ...

The Windows boot disk must include the Ntldr, Ntdetect.com, and Boot.ini files, and may require ntbootdd.sys which is the device driver for your hard disk controller renamed to ntbootdd.sys.

NOTE : The Ntldr, Ntdetect.com, and Boot.ini files typically have their file attributes set to system, hidden, or read-only. You do not need to reset these attributes for the bootable disk to work. For additional information about the structure of the Boot.ini file, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q102873 BOOT.INI and ARC Path Naming Conventions and Usage

To create a Windows bootable floppy disk, use one of the following methods.

If You Do Not Have Access to a Computer Running Windows

Create a copy of the first Windows Setup disk by using the diskcopy command. To do this:

Click Start , and then click Shut Down.

Click Restart the computer in MS-DOS mode, and then click Yes.

At a command prompt, type the following command, where <a> is the drive that contains the Windows Setup disk and <b> is the drive that contains the blank floppy disk to which you want to become the Windows bootable disk:


diskcopy a : b :
Copy both the Ntdetect.com and Ntldr files from the I386 folder on the Windows CD-ROM to the new floppy disk.

Rename the Ntldr file to Setupldr.bin.

Create a Boot.ini file.


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by maxwell edison In reply to CREATE A BOOTABLE NTFS DI ...

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The following sample Boot.ini file provides an example for a single partition SCSI drive with Windows installed in the Winnt folder; however, the exact value in the [operating systems] section depends on the configuration of the Windows computer that you want to boot:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
Default= scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\winnt

[operating systems]
scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\winnt="Windows NT"

If your computer boots from an IDE, EIDE, or ESDI hard disk, replace scsi(0) with multi(0). If you are running Windows NT 3.5 or Windows NT 3.51 and your computer boots from the first or second SCSI drive, then you can also replace scsi(0) with multi(0).

If you are using scsi(x) in the Boot.ini file, copy the correct device driver for the SCSI controller that is in use on the computer, and then rename it to Ntbootdd.sys. If you are using multi(x) in the Boot.ini file, you do not need to do this.

Start your computer by using the bootable disk, and then log on to Windows.

If You Have Access to a Computer That Is Running Windows

Format a floppy disk by using the full format option in the Windows format utility to properly rewrite any boot sector content on the floppy disk.

NOTE: Ifyou perform a quick format on the first Windows Setup bootable floppy disk, the boot sector keeps a reference to the Setupldr.bin file and requires that you rename the Ntldr file to Setupldr.bin.

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by maxwell edison In reply to CREATE A BOOTABLE NTFS DI ...

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A full format prevents boot sector viruses from running.

Copy the Ntldr file from the Windows CD-ROM, or from a computer that is running the same version of Windows as the computer that you want to access with the bootable floppy disk. In Windows NT 4.0, you can copy this file from the Windows NT 4.0 CD-ROM. In version of Windows earlier than Windows NT 4.0, you may need to expand the file from NTLDR._ to NTLDR by typing the following command at a command prompt:

expand ntldr._ ntldr
Copy the Ntdetect.com file to the floppy disk.

Create a Boot.ini file or copy one from a computer that is running Windows, and then modify it to match the computer that you are trying to access. The following sample Boot.ini file provides an example for a single partition SCSI drive with Windows installed in the Winnt folder; however, the exact value in the [operating systems] section depends on the configuration of the Windows computer that you are trying to access:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
Default= scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\winnt

[operating systems]
scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\winnt="Windows NT"

If your computer starts from an IDE, EIDE, or ESDI hard drive, replace scsi(0) with multi(0). If you are using a computer that is running Windows NT 3.5 or Windows NT 3.51 and your computer starts from the first or second SCSI drive, then you can also replace scsi(0) with multi(0).

If you are using scsi(x) in the Boot.ini file, copy the correct device driver for the SCSI controller and then rename it to Ntbootdd.sys. If you are using multi(x) in the Boot.ini file, you do not need to do this.

Start your computer by using the bootable disk, and then log on to Windows.


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by maxwell edison In reply to CREATE A BOOTABLE NTFS DI ...

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You may encounter one or more of the following problems when you attempt to start your computer with your Windows bootable disk:

If the path that points to the system files is incorrect or includes the drive letter, you may receive the following error message:

Windows NT could not start because of the following ARC firmware boot configuration problem: Did not properly generate ARC name for HAL and system paths. Please check the Windows NT (TM) documentation about ARC configurationoptions and your hardware reference manuals for additional information. Boot Failed.

If an incorrect SCSI driver is selected or if the Ntbootdd.sys file does not exist, you may receive the following error message:

Windows NT could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware. Please check the Windows NT (TM) documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information. Boot Failed.

Good luck,

Maxwell

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CREATE A BOOTABLE NTFS DISK

by brian In reply to CREATE A BOOTABLE NTFS DI ...

If you just want an Emergency Repair Disk-
click the start button, point to programs, Accessories, system tools, and then BACKUP.
On the general tab select CREATE AN EMERGENCY REPAIR DISK button.

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by thee loopster In reply to CREATE A BOOTABLE NTFS DI ...

same than answer #2 and also try starting w/ the last good known configuration which is one of the options when you are restarting your pc and press f8 that might help you access your hard drive (it's work for me before)

good luck

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CREATE A BOOTABLE NTFS DISK

by rdunn In reply to CREATE A BOOTABLE NTFS DI ...

How much data are you trying to retrieve? If it's just a few small files (couple docs, etc), you can just boot with a win9x system floppy, run NTFSDOS from www.sysinternals.com, and copy the files to some floppies.

If your trying to copy large amounts of data to back up before rebuilding, you could chain a spare hard drive onto your first drive, then follow the steps above...just copy to the spare drive instead. If you need long filename support, you may have to look for a utility to do command line LFN backup/recovery - but, it is possible this way -

You can always get desperate and reinstall W2k into a different folder on the drive...

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