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Creating a Boot Disk for NTFS or FAT

By realtek ·
I have sweated over MS documents "Q119467" and have been unable to create a NT boot disk.

I have formatted a new disk from (NT) & also copied the NT setup disk1 & deleted files,

Copied NTLDR (did not need expanding NTLDR._),
copied NTDETECT.COM to the disk,

Copied the existing BOOT.INI (one IDE drive and partition 2 has NTFS - the NTFS system foleder is really on drive C:)

BUT when I try to boot - an error message;
Couldn't find NTLDR
Please insert another disk.

Note: NTLDR isthere. I have copied both from the IDE drive and also tried from the CDROM.

Can anyone please help - I think MS are having a lend of me.

Danny Regan

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by farhan In reply to Creating a Boot Disk for ...

Hello
I think i have NT intalled and u want the boot disk so u have to do this..
start ur computer which have NT installed and then put the Windows NT Installtion CD Rom in your CD drive and then run the command WINNT.EXE and pls DONOT run the command WINNT32.exe.

After you run the command WINNT.exe Computer will going to ask u to insert floopy disk putin the floopy disk as it ask's u and ur boot disk will bw created.
Hope this will going to help you.
BYE and Take care.

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by realtek In reply to Creating a Boot Disk for ...

Thank you but;

WINNT from CDROM (winnt /ox) creates install floppies for CD-ROM installation procedure)

It does not allow me to boot to DOS.

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by DoubleDown In reply to Creating a Boot Disk for ...

have you tried formatting the floppy with FAT instead of NTFS?

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Creating a Boot Disk for NTFS or FAT

by realtek In reply to Creating a Boot Disk for ...

Yes, the floppies that I use are all fat disks.

but thank you very much for your suggestion.

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by howarde In reply to Creating a Boot Disk for ...

Could you please post your boot.ini?

What type of computer is it? Sometimes the EISA partition will cause issues like this.....


Thanks
Howie

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by realtek In reply to Creating a Boot Disk for ...

AMD500, 1 x IDE 10gb drive, 128mb RAM, 1x partition = DOS, 2 x partition = NTFS

(I want to put a scsi card and 2 scsi drives - but am unable to as I cannot reconfigure the BOOT.ini file if I cannot boot to DOS - OR - use the NT boot disk to boot to the original setup)

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by realtek In reply to Creating a Boot Disk for ...

My apologise to Answer 3 - the boot.ini is as follows;

[boot loader]
timeout=2
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows NT Server Version 4.00"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows NT Server Version 4.00 [VGA mode]" /basevideo /sos

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by howarde In reply to Creating a Boot Disk for ...

Danny,
What happens if after you format the disk in NT, you copy ntldr, ntdetect.com, and boot.ini from your C drive to the floppy?

Hope this helps
Howie Erickson

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by realtek In reply to Creating a Boot Disk for ...

Thank you Howard for your interest,
As mentioned at the outset;
A. a boot error "Couldn't find NTLDR
Please insert another disk

Q. as a matter of interest, have you or anyone else for that matter, been able to create a boot disk as per MS instructions.

Danny

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Creating a Boot Disk for NTFS or FAT

by teddyrux In reply to Creating a Boot Disk for ...

I think you're missing ntbootdd.sys. With an IDE drive, just copy the ntbootdd.sys. With a SCSI drive rename your SCSI driver to ntbootdd.sys. I hope this helps.
RUX

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