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Anonymous
November 5, 2004 10:59:59 AM

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I received a recommendation for using a single floppy
XP boot disk to access 'fixmbr' .......but the bootdisks
that I downloadded are a six-floppy set. Any advice on
how to get a single-floppy XP boot disk?
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William B. Lurie

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Anonymous
November 5, 2004 11:02:40 AM

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fixmbr is an option that is run from the Recovery Console. Use either the 6
floppy set or your XP CD.
There is a single floppy DOS disk that can be used to install XP but you can
not run fixmbr from it. That disk is found at Plato's site here
www.bootdisk.com

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Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"William B. Lurie" <billurie@nospam.org> wrote in message
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>I received a recommendation for using a single floppy
> XP boot disk to access 'fixmbr' .......but the bootdisks
> that I downloadded are a six-floppy set. Any advice on
> how to get a single-floppy XP boot disk?
> --
> William B. Lurie
Anonymous
November 5, 2004 11:41:42 AM

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Have never heard of a "single" boot floppy. Couldn't the person who
recommended this to you point you in the right direction, or copy his for
you?

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Regards:

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)


"William B. Lurie" <billurie@nospam.org> wrote in message
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>I received a recommendation for using a single floppy
> XP boot disk to access 'fixmbr' .......but the bootdisks
> that I downloadded are a six-floppy set. Any advice on
> how to get a single-floppy XP boot disk?
> --
> William B. Lurie
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Anonymous
November 5, 2004 11:48:00 AM

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William B. Lurie wrote:
> I received a recommendation for using a single floppy
> XP boot disk to access 'fixmbr' .......but the bootdisks
> that I downloadded are a six-floppy set. Any advice on
> how to get a single-floppy XP boot disk?
Or how to get to 'fixmbr' any way at all?

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William B. Lurie
Anonymous
November 5, 2004 12:03:43 PM

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There was a single boot diskette available from www.bootdisk.com .. last
time I heard that you have to pay for it..


"William B. Lurie" <billurie@nospam.org> wrote in message
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>I received a recommendation for using a single floppy
> XP boot disk to access 'fixmbr' .......but the bootdisks
> that I downloadded are a six-floppy set. Any advice on
> how to get a single-floppy XP boot disk?
> --
> William B. Lurie
Anonymous
November 5, 2004 4:10:08 PM

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Harry Ohrn wrote:

> fixmbr is an option that is run from the Recovery Console. Use either the 6
> floppy set or your XP CD.
> There is a single floppy DOS disk that can be used to install XP but you can
> not run fixmbr from it. That disk is found at Plato's site here
> www.bootdisk.com
>
My machine doesn't get me to RC, Harry. It says
there's a file missing, ntldr.dll I think.
Is there a way to get RC onto my machine,
or do I have to use the original CD.......and
how do I use IT to get me to where I can fixmbr...
My problem is that it doesn't boot all the way to
"Loading your personal settings"......almost, but
not quite.

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William B. Lurie
Anonymous
November 5, 2004 4:53:11 PM

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Harry Ohrn wrote:
> fixmbr is an option that is run from the Recovery Console. Use either the 6
> floppy set or your XP CD.
> There is a single floppy DOS disk that can be used to install XP but you can
> not run fixmbr from it. That disk is found at Plato's site here
> www.bootdisk.com
>
Harry, when I boot from XP CD and it gets to choice of RC or
whatever, I select RC and it says it can't find c:\system32\hal.dll
but a search of that drive when it is visible as Slave,
shows hal.dll in a dozen places, including in system32.
It's a Catch-22....I need to run RC to fixmbr, but it won't
run RC because it can't find that file. Did I search for it
in the wrong place? Should I start a new thread, since we're
out of the XP boot floppy area already.

William B. Lurie
November 5, 2004 7:05:31 PM

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"William B. Lurie" <billurie@nospam.org> wrote in message
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>I received a recommendation for using a single floppy
> XP boot disk to access 'fixmbr' .......but the bootdisks
> that I downloadded are a six-floppy set. Any advice on
> how to get a single-floppy XP boot disk?
> --
> William B. Lurie



Some time ago I made a floppy to boot direct to XP if there was any problem
with it's boot record. By chance I happened to test it this morning as I was
replacing CO drive, the boot drive, whilst XP is on D drive. While the New C
drive was still bare and unformatted I could boot to XP from the floppy with
no problem.

All you have to do is copy the following files to a floppy formatted in XP.
Boot config settings, NT DETECT and NTldr. I note that I had also copied
Boot sector Dos though that Is probably not essential.

I hope this is of some use.

Richard.
Anonymous
November 5, 2004 7:05:32 PM

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Richard wrote:
> "William B. Lurie" <billurie@nospam.org> wrote in message
> news:o PwAfdzwEHA.1524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>
>>I received a recommendation for using a single floppy
>>XP boot disk to access 'fixmbr' .......but the bootdisks
>>that I downloadded are a six-floppy set. Any advice on
>>how to get a single-floppy XP boot disk?
>>--
>> William B. Lurie
>
>
>
>
> Some time ago I made a floppy to boot direct to XP if there was any problem
> with it's boot record. By chance I happened to test it this morning as I was
> replacing CO drive, the boot drive, whilst XP is on D drive. While the New C
> drive was still bare and unformatted I could boot to XP from the floppy with
> no problem.
>
> All you have to do is copy the following files to a floppy formatted in XP.
> Boot config settings, NT DETECT and NTldr. I note that I had also copied
> Boot sector Dos though that Is probably not essential.
>
> I hope this is of some use.
>
> Richard.
>
>
Thank you, Richard, but that's beyond what I can handle.
W B L

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William B. Lurie
Anonymous
November 5, 2004 9:30:27 PM

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Why not put in the disk that you made back in June for just such a problem?

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Just my 2¢ worth,
Jeff
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"William B. Lurie" <billurie@nospam.org> wrote in message news:e5T2pP4wEHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| Thanks... Kelly might lead to a solution of the problem.
| I can run that system as HDD-1 and change boot.ini but
| I'm not sure what it should be. However.......it's easy to
| experiment with, altho' time consuming.
|
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| William B. Lurie
Anonymous
November 5, 2004 11:30:26 PM

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» mrtee « wrote:
> Why not put in the disk that you made back in June for just such a problem?
>
Because it is not consistent. Doing same thing
time and again doesn't work all the time. I
wish I knew why! I'm still experimenting.

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William B. Lurie
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