Boot on your floppy drive and issue the command from the A: prompt sys C: This will restore your boot sector to the boot sector. 5. But I am more like you, I just like to know why, not only how. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. Search Microsoft for the procedure. http://axishost.net/error-accessing/error-accessing-boot-sector-file.php
Check out this section: (just stuff you really dont need to know) (Quote) NOTE: The fourth line under "[operating systems]" is what you're likely to see if you installed one of Anyway, just before the HD transplant he also had tried and failed to use Partition Magic on his ME drive which may have added another unknown to the equation. I/O Error accessing boot sector file multi(0)disk(0)fdisk(0)BOOTSECT.DOS Error 4. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? this page
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No, create an account now. So I walked him over the phone on copying the XP root files to C: and editing boot.ini. Powered by Blogger. Reinstall Windows NT into an alternative directory.6.
Backup your boot.ini file just in case. Poor performance and MSE issues Blowing Off About Canned Air Trying To Recover Data From... Heres a much better, updated as of 5 months ago, tutorial on boot.ini from Starman: http://www.geocities.com/thestarman3/asm/mbr/bootini.htm sorry about that. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/154733 I think I'll be able to learn from you, but please be patient because it seems that I don't know what I thought I knew.
If the DEBUG command reports any errors, check your text file carefully to see if you made an error in entering the commands. Edit: Just noticed your O/S are on two separate HDD The "2" in above means on which primary defailt bootable system resides, and Win 98/ME has no multiboot config, so it This physical information will not, in general, be correct unless you're copying it from a system with an identical partitioning layout on an identical hard drive (not just the same capacity, Why are there so many different amounts received when receiving a payment?
Boot your system into the alternative directory, copy your saved boot.ini in place of the current boot.ini7. http://superuser.com/questions/428209/how-can-i-make-windows-xp-bootable-again Then they abandon the thread, stumble around and somehow get things going or just reformat. http://lila.godel.com/html/windosbf.htm http://www.winimage.com/bootpart.htm or this (kinda for experts) http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/downloads/Demo/DiskPatch.zip I think a boot.ini edit, plus a loadup of a new bootsect.dos will fix things. share|improve this answer answered May 25 '12 at 2:48 avirk 12.3k114790 add a comment| Did you find this question interesting?
Continuing... my review here Can you try explaining that again? All the floppy files were copied to the HD. Unfortunately, in the process ,I managed to seriously damage my main system, so until I can recover from that, I won't be working on this issue. –Scott Severance May 24 '12
As an example, if the DOS partition is drive letter E:, the command would be "L 100 4 0 1". Good Luck, Jim 05-29-2008, 09:52 AM #3 shthomas Registered Member Join Date: May 2008 Posts: 2 OS: win98 , xp home Thanks Jim, I'm up and running again. Is it the other way around? click site No, create an account now.
BTW: You really need to re-partition and format the drive to get rid of the XP junk left on the drive by your install of XP. Ultimately they argue with the helpers, or if you give 5 things to try, they only respond to 1 or 2. The approach was wrong and I won't be repeating it.
I get the following error when trying > to start it, > > "Invalid Boot.INI file > Booting from C:\windows\ > I/O error accessing Boot sector file > multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\Bootsect.Dos" > > Topology and the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics 2048-like array shift English equivalent of the Portuguese phrase: "this person's mood changes according to the moon" Why are so many metros underground? Then he tried re-installing XP, and during the reboot he landed nowhere. And thanks for the other links as well, the Australian one seems very interesting.
But anyway, back on subject......... If your Windows 95 partition was converted to NTFS, it WON'T boot.Unfortunately, the only way to convert it back is to delete and re-create the partition, losing all your data in Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? navigate to this website For CD-R fixntldriso.zip and for USB ntldrusb.zip onto a working computer (Backup copies of these files available at their site). 3.
Format a floppy and request that the format copy the system files. 2. XP was first MS O/S to have embedded multiboot install config, 3rd party TSR software no longer needed. Most computers will boot with either option 1 or option 2. I removed the secondary hard drive but my computer still tries to boot to windows xp unless you select win 98 real fast during startup but I was still able to
You now need to recreate these boot files as well as the bootsect.dos files for Windows XP Home. --------------------------------------------------- Always check boot.ini for correct info before starting If XP is missing, If you are using scsi, this option is always 0. Win 98 or ME MUST! Please click the link in the confirmation email to activate your subscription.
When you formatted your "C" drive and reinstalled XP Home, you removed the MS-DOS boot files for Windows 98, hence the error you receive. I thought that rdisk was related to the the physical HD itself and not the controller. FIRST Step........ So please give it a shot.