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NT Workstation PC wont boot !

By crabbit ·
Error message appearing saying to run setup floppy disks or OS CD-Rom and select R for Repair option have done this, Reapir option asking for Emergency Repair Disk, I do not have one, How can I create one so that I can get the PC back up ?

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by tech_wiz03 In reply to NT Workstation PC wont bo ...

Are you dual booting ( 2 op systems)?
Have you tried Recovery Console? the 'C' option?

Might try having a look at boot.ini especially if you are dual booting and your other op system was re-installed!

I know not much help because I haven't found how to make a repair disk yet on a broken system. I did however get my system back up with the 'c' option and the help tools then edited the boot.ini


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by jschein In reply to NT Workstation PC wont bo ...

If you have NO current Emerg. Repair disk for that system, the only thing that will help will be an Emergency Repair Disk of an identical system (hardware) with the same programs installed.

If you do not have that, slave the drive off, copy the important data / working files to another pc, then wipe that old drive out and start anew.

Good luck

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by sgt_shultz In reply to NT Workstation PC wont bo ...

mskb 139894 from
hope this helps.

BOOT.INI Required for Repair Process w/o Emergency Repair Disk
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This article was previously published under Q139894

If you do not have an emergency repair disk (ERD) available, you can still repair a Windows NT installation by using the 3 setup disks to boot the system with disk 1. You can often boot the system if your CDRom drive supports bootable CD's (the El Torito CDRom specification). Once setup has begun, select the R option to repair the NT installation. When setup asks if you have a ERD disk, select no and setup will look at the boot.ini file for an installation path. Setup will try to find the repair directory from that path (%SystemRoot%\Repair) and use the registry files in that directory for repairs.

For additional information, please see the following article(s) in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

ARTICLE-I 102873
TITLE : Boot.ini and ARC Path Naming Conventions

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by w2ktechman In reply to NT Workstation PC wont bo ...

You can run setup again and install the OS on top of itself. This should fix your problem, but you will need to reload service packs and patches.

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by Uch In reply to NT Workstation PC wont bo ...

You should try and let NT find the repair info on the HDD if it fails, I suggest you look for a PC that has same configuartion as yours and create one using RDISK.exe

Alternatively, you can create an ERD from any NT PC and edit the parameters under [PATH] section of SETUP.TXT on the floopy ERD to point to your corrupt NT partition and only repair System Boot files when prompted.

Lastly, you can slave the HDD with anothe NT computer & copy out any important files then re-install NT & your applications.


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