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Discussion in 'Windows XP Help' started by Sarah, Jul 27, 2004. I installed the hard drive on my computer Thread Tools Search this Thread 05-29-2008, 12:14 AM #1 shthomas Registered Member Join Date: May 2008 Posts: 2 OS: win98 If you post it as an answer ,I'll accept it. Thanks, Alon. his comment is here

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 thanks 0Votes Share Flag Collapse - i/o error accessing boot sector file by dwaynemudd ยท 16 years ago In reply to i/o error accessing boot ... the system freezes with the error message "i/o error accessing boot sector file multi(0) rdisk(0) partition(1)\\bootss"this message relates to the bootsect.dos file.the instructions i found tell me to transfer the bios Win 98 or ME MUST! http://wintoflash.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=46&start=10

They really serve no purpose now. 99% of the stuff can be answered with google, anyway. it orginally ran win 95 and later was transformed into a dual boot system incorporating win nt 4.0. Boot sector error msg. 8. I am able to get to the deleted files in the recycle bin through dos but don't know where to copy them to.

Very Computer Board index Windows2000 I/O Error accessing boot sector file W2K I/O Error accessing boot sector file W2K by Alon » Tue, 18 Jul 2000 04:00:00 Hi, When I boot ME boots straight from the HD but I get no booting choices. Wndows 10 Anniversary Disaster! I have Win98SE installed and I previously had two partitions set up; one for Makndrake-Linux.

Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information. New PC freezing games unless... Join them; it only takes a minute: Sign up Here's how it works: Anybody can ask a question Anybody can answer The best answers are voted up and rise to the https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/154733 NAV overwrote boot sector with uninstaled Win2000 Info, Can't Boot 13.

How can I fix Windows? 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. I assume you have Fat32/NTFS When they say rdisk shows which controller is on, they mean HDD IDE controller as in MOTHERBOARD Primary secondary. Boot disk can be made from 98, if it's running, from Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk.

Spice girls - Wannabe COVER v different 3. http://superuser.com/questions/428209/how-can-i-make-windows-xp-bootable-again So I'll also need a way to get hold of the necessary files. Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum. Microsoft Update Catalog can be...

deayton, Oct 13, 2008, in forum: Windows XP Help Replies: 0 Views: 250 deayton Oct 13, 2008 empty win.ini and sys.ini files please help deayton, Oct 26, 2008, in forum: Windows this content we'll get to that very soon), then attempting to boot that selection would cause your system to lockup after displaying this message: I/O Error accessing boot sector file multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\BOOTSECT.DOS Why? 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, If all goes right you will get your windows back.

I have done away with Linux and have merged the partitions so that now I have one 45G hard drive. Jim « Can't view desktop | Desktop Zoomed in, high 68resolution » Thread Tools Show Printable Version Download Thread Search this Thread Advanced Search Posting Rules You may not post How did they mess up the operating > system if they only use limited accounts? weblink Hello, I recently was given a computer with an erased hard drive.

Cannot (but have to) update... » Site Navigation » Forum> User CP> FAQ> Support.Me> Steam Error 118>> Trusteer Endpoint Protection All times are GMT -7. I don't know any legitimate way to get the files without a CD. An easy way to fix this, provided that your file system is still fat.1.

If you are on the second primary partition, you would write partition(2).

HDD not working right. Boot sector error 6. I have three limited account setup for them to use and they can > NOT access my administrator account. If all else fails, for example your laptop doesn't support boot from USB, you could pull the drive, mount it in a computer that has a CD drive, and fix it

If I select the upper > Windows 2000 (default) entry, I boot normally. > My question is, how do I remove the menu entry which causes the error? > Is there You've answered most of my question. Is there anything else I can do > to > prevent them from doing this again. check over here You can make usb bootable and can fix missing ntldr. –avirk May 24 '12 at 7:37 @avirk: Thanks.

Don't burn the file fixntldr.iso to the CD either, we will "extract" files out of it and burn those files to the CD via a special process depending on what OS 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. Not something seen often on AT - lol. 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.

I then removed the IDE drive, however I think an entry was made somewhere to look of the IDE drive. More About Us... partition indicates what partition the file to boot resides on. Sign up now!

The solutions I found didn't work or were too complicated. I haven't been back here much, and I'm sorry that AT has changed so much that humbleness is a rarity. Is there a file I can edit to remove this entry pointing to a null location? Now you know why the second line in boot.ini above contains the path: C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT That's the file which initially boots the Recovery Console! (Unquote) ....................................................

Related 2Windows install missing NTLDR2How come I get the error 'CDBOOT: Couldn't find NTLDR' when trying to boot from Windows XP Professional SP2 CD?1NTLDR missing Windows XP2Changing SATA mode To IDE Is a Ruling Automatically Also a Houserule? Get a blank floppy/cd-r/usb (whatever is on it will be erased), and put it into a working computer. 2. share|improve this answer answered May 25 '12 at 2:48 avirk 12.3k114790 add a comment| up vote 0 down vote Either boot from a USB CD drive or make a Windows boot