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Tim Leonard, Feb 14, 2004, in forum: Windows XP Help Replies: 3 Views: 1,390 *Vanguard* Feb 16, 2004 Dual boot Boot.ini question pjp, Feb 23, 2004, in forum: Windows XP Help thanks 0Votes Share Flag Collapse - i/o error accessing boot sector file by dwaynemudd · 16 years ago In reply to i/o error accessing boot ... I haven't been back here much, and I'm sorry that AT has changed so much that humbleness is a rarity. Win 98 or ME MUST! More about the author

Too much confidence in myself, now I see. A good argument could be made to close the GH, Software and Video forums. Run the fixntldr.exe file by double clicking it. That's when I decided to cry uncle. http://wintoflash.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=46&start=10

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How did they mess up the operating system if they only use limited accounts? right now i can't boot into win 95. So please give it a shot. But anyway, back on subject.........

I was missing bootsect.dos at some point as I thought it was a XP file only. But now that you reminded me that ME/98 do not have a multiboot configuration I'll have to look again to see what version of bootsect.dos I have in there. Password Site Map Posting Help Register Rules Today's Posts Search Site Map Home Forum Rules Members List Contact Us Community Links Pictures & Albums Members List Search Forums Show Threads http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f6/solved-i-o-error-accessing-boot-sector-file-254156.html I don't know any legitimate way to get the files without a CD.

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Most boot.ini problems you encounter will be file corruption (or misconfiguration if you are hand editing the file). Can't identify these elements in this schematic Stopping time, by speeding it up inside a bubble Can my boss open and use my computer when I'm not present? It is important to know the nuts and bolts of the tools you use. If all goes right you will get your windows back.

partition indicates what partition the file to boot resides on. my review here ME boots straight from the HD but I get no booting choices. Share Flag This conversation is currently closed to new comments. 5 total posts (Page 1 of 1)   + Follow this Discussion · | Thread display: Collapse - | Expand + I thought that rdisk was related to the the physical HD itself and not the controller.

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A friend had two computers one with XP and the other with ME. I think that being humble while learning makes the whole process job a lot easier. Then format D: etc for each partition. I attempted to load win xp on the secondary drive without much luck.

I tried the XP floppy first and managed to get int o XP. A guide is available here http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm Regards Mark Dormer "Sarah" <> wrote in message news:... > My kids computer won't boot anymore! Then he tried re-installing XP, and during the reboot he landed nowhere. http://axishost.net/error-accessing/error-accessing-boot-sector-bootsect-dos.php Then type Format C: /S.

Then they abandon the thread, stumble around and somehow get things going or just reformat. The last portion identifies the directory in which Windows resides (in this case \WINDOWS (this could be anything depending on the version of Windows and how the system was installed).