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

Thank you for your thoughts, however, NTBOOTDD.SYS is only required if SCSI drives are used.

Note above that I use multi(0) not scsi(0) in the boot.ini.

Thank you anyway.

Danny R.

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by Marty2001 In reply to Creating a Boot Disk for ...

I haven't got a clue why your disk isn't working, but for interests sake - I have made loads of boot disks. I just made one in five minutes (for NT Server) and all that is needed for IDE is the files you used. NTbootdd.sys is for when you have a BIOS disabled SCSI adaptor. I formatted the disk in the server, then copied the server Ntldr, Ntdetect.com and boot.ini. The boot disk is also only applicable to the PC you create it for, due to the Ntdetect.com

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

I tried booting from the boot disk & low & behold it worked !!!!

Thank you

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