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Microsoft Network boot diskette problems

By jcmoffitt ·
Ok, I finally give up. After 2 hours of attempting to make a Microsoft Network boot disk I am stumped. I am able to get the el90x.dos driver file to load and it finds the 3com pci nic. I am constantly getting a Netbind unable to load error #33. I thought that the version of netbind 2.1 dated 1996 might be too old for the pci nic so I found a newer one dated in 2000 on a 98 workstation but that did not work either. I need to be able to log in to the Microsoft network (domain) so I can copy a large Ghost image to my D partition of the new computers. I have the document that tells me how to do it and I have followed those instructions to the letter. Any help would be appreciated. :)

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by cdeclercq In reply to Microsoft Network boot di ...

In Windows NT SErver - Start-Programs - Administrator Tools - Network Client Administrator CHoose make network Installation Startup disk. This will allow you to create one for a 3C905 disk (Etherlink III) then you simply change a few entries to setup yours. I usually just copy the one that is closest, then change the entries in the protocol.ini. Your best bet is to create a boot disk for NDIS, that works on almost anything. WHat is the exact card?

There is a Microsoft Article on how to create one...SS ID Number: Q142857
it is too big to fit into here.
This also would help to add your card to the server:
How to Provide Additional NDIS2 Drivers for Network Client 3.0 [Q128800]

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by jcmoffitt In reply to Microsoft Network boot di ...

The type of card that I have is a 3com 10/100 PCI card. el309x.dos is the ndis2 driver that I am using. I downloaded the document on HOW to create the boot disk and followed the instructions on HOW to edit the system.ini and protocol.ini IF I have to change the nic drivers. I am still getting the netbind # 33 error though. Thanks for the good advice. I am way past that though.

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by msgtray In reply to Microsoft Network boot di ...

In a separate email I have sent you a zip'd copy of a boot disk that I use on my TCP/IP network. You will need to edit the autoexec.bat and system.ini file (located in the Net subdir). If you need a IPX boot disk, I have one of those also...

Ray

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by msgtray In reply to Microsoft Network boot di ...

If you do not use DHCP, you will also have to specify an IP configuration in the Protocol.ini file also located in the Net subdir...

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by jcmoffitt In reply to Microsoft Network boot di ...

Thanks for the advice. Yes, I am using DHCP and that is not the problem. The problem is that when the netbind.com file is called it is giving an error # 33 response. The network is not binding to the card for some reason even though the network ndis driver is firing off without a hitch.....

Thanks for trying

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by shmaltz In reply to Microsoft Network boot di ...

Here is one that wokrded for me.
I used Power Quest Drive Image pro 4.0 and not Ghost.
Power Quest Drive Image Pro 4.0 has a program called Bood Disk Builder which lets you create bood disks for an NT Domain. It has an easy to use wizard that willguide you thru the steps.
You can create the boot disk and choose the option not to run drive image pro from the disk that way you just create the boot disk and it works fine.
To get the program you can either buy it (its worth it its now considered better then Ghost). Or you can download it for a 30 day trial from: http://www.powerquest.com.
The program expires after 30 days. That means that the programs (not the image) that was copied to your harddrive (or floppy) more than 30 days ago will not work. However the boot disk always works even after the 30 day trial.

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by jcmoffitt In reply to Microsoft Network boot di ...

Thanks for the suggestion. We have an Enterprise license with Symantec for Norton AntiVirus and Ghost. All I need to find is the answer to WHY netbind will not work. Thanks again for your attempt to help.

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