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August 4, 2004 10:09:42 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

I had ME on this computer and ran Fdisk and Formatted the
hd without the fat32 file...I was trying to upgrade to
2000 Pro...now I realize I messed up and when the
computer boots, it locks up with the message that says
NTLDR is missing "Press any key to restart?" It really
says pres Ctl,Alt,Del to restart... If you know how to
explain to me how to write a Boot File on a floppy, that
will get me past this error I sure wouold appreciate
it please e-mail me as I dont know if I could ever
find this board again.. thanks Grant

ohh yea this might help... the URL I went to for help is
below.. please let me know what you think...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-
US;255220

WGA@aol.com
Anonymous
August 4, 2004 11:31:47 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

There is no supported upgrade path from WinME to Windows 2000. Best to start
a clean install. To do a clean install, either boot the Windows 2000 install
CD-Rom or setup disks. The set of four install disks can be created from
your Windows 2000 CD-Rom; change to the \bootdisk directory on the CD-Rom
and execute makeboot.exe (from dos) or makebt32.exe (from 32 bit) and follow
the prompts.

When you get to the point, delete the existing NTFS and or other partitions
found. After you delete the partition(s) abort the install, then again
restart the pc booting the CD-Rom or setup disks to avoid unexpected drive
letter assignments with your new install.

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"Grant" wrote:
| I had ME on this computer and ran Fdisk and Formatted the
| hd without the fat32 file...I was trying to upgrade to
| 2000 Pro...now I realize I messed up and when the
| computer boots, it locks up with the message that says
| NTLDR is missing "Press any key to restart?" It really
| says pres Ctl,Alt,Del to restart... If you know how to
| explain to me how to write a Boot File on a floppy, that
| will get me past this error I sure wouold appreciate
| it please e-mail me as I dont know if I could ever
| find this board again.. thanks Grant
|
| ohh yea this might help... the URL I went to for help is
| below.. please let me know what you think...
|
| http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-
| US;255220
|
| WGA@aol.com
Anonymous
August 5, 2004 7:39:44 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

Dave: thanks for the reply and your "fix" would probaly
work if I could just get past that "error: to an A: or C:
prompt.. sorry I was unclear about that.. Ive tried to
boot to a win2k cd and a win98 install cd and tried to
boot to the win2k setup floppy "I have the set of 4
install disks" and tried to boot to every 98 and "repair"
and "fix disk" floppy I have, except the "boot disk I
mentioned below" that I was not able to write a Boot.ini
file to.. I cannot get past the "NTLDR is missing"
error, no matter what type of disk I put in the drive...
I need to find out how I can get past the error to a C:
or A: promp... if I can get to an A: or a C: Im home
free.. I will be able to do a clean install just like you
mentioned... Please help thanks Grant

>-----Original Message-----
>There is no supported upgrade path from WinME to Windows
2000. Best to start
>a clean install. To do a clean install, either boot the
Windows 2000 install
>CD-Rom or setup disks. The set of four install disks can
be created from
>your Windows 2000 CD-Rom; change to the \bootdisk
directory on the CD-Rom
>and execute makeboot.exe (from dos) or makebt32.exe
(from 32 bit) and follow
>the prompts.
>
>When you get to the point, delete the existing NTFS and
or other partitions
>found. After you delete the partition(s) abort the
install, then again
>restart the pc booting the CD-Rom or setup disks to
avoid unexpected drive
>letter assignments with your new install.
>
>--
>Regards,
>
>Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in
newsgroup.
>Microsoft Certified Professional
>Microsoft MVP [Windows]
>http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>"Grant" wrote:
>| I had ME on this computer and ran Fdisk and Formatted
the
>| hd without the fat32 file...I was trying to upgrade to
>| 2000 Pro...now I realize I messed up and when the
>| computer boots, it locks up with the message that says
>| NTLDR is missing "Press any key to restart?" It really
>| says pres Ctl,Alt,Del to restart... If you know how to
>| explain to me how to write a Boot File on a floppy,
that
>| will get me past this error I sure wouold appreciate
>| it please e-mail me as I dont know if I could ever
>| find this board again.. thanks Grant
>|
>| ohh yea this might help... the URL I went to for help
is
>| below.. please let me know what you think...
>|
>| http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-
>| US;255220
>|
>| WGA@aol.com
>
>
>.
>
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Anonymous
August 5, 2004 8:57:49 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

Possibly set the boot order in cmos setup to CD-Rom first in boot sequence.
Also look for the keystroke (if necessary) at POST to force boot from CD-Rom
drive or check your mb/pc manual for instructions.

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
|
|
| Dave: thanks for the reply and your "fix" would probaly
| work if I could just get past that "error: to an A: or C:
| prompt.. sorry I was unclear about that.. Ive tried to
| boot to a win2k cd and a win98 install cd and tried to
| boot to the win2k setup floppy "I have the set of 4
| install disks" and tried to boot to every 98 and "repair"
| and "fix disk" floppy I have, except the "boot disk I
| mentioned below" that I was not able to write a Boot.ini
| file to.. I cannot get past the "NTLDR is missing"
| error, no matter what type of disk I put in the drive...
| I need to find out how I can get past the error to a C:
| or A: promp... if I can get to an A: or a C: Im home
| free.. I will be able to do a clean install just like you
| mentioned... Please help thanks Grant
August 5, 2004 9:41:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

thanks Dave, I will try to change booting sequence in
cmos and retry a cd, but I would have thought the
a:p rompt boot first sequence w/a boot disk in A drive
would have worked, btw there are no keystroke indicators
at power up, except for press esc for setup.. I think
thats it.. if there were a keystroke to force the pc to
boot to the cd first, how would I find it? thanks Grant

>-----Original Message-----
>Possibly set the boot order in cmos setup to CD-Rom
first in boot sequence.
>Also look for the keystroke (if necessary) at POST to
force boot from CD-Rom
>drive or check your mb/pc manual for instructions.
>
>--
>Regards,
>
>Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in
newsgroup.
>Microsoft Certified Professional
>Microsoft MVP [Windows]
>http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>|
>|
>| Dave: thanks for the reply and your "fix" would probaly
>| work if I could just get past that "error: to an A: or
C:
>| prompt.. sorry I was unclear about that.. Ive tried to
>| boot to a win2k cd and a win98 install cd and tried to
>| boot to the win2k setup floppy "I have the set of 4
>| install disks" and tried to boot to every 98
and "repair"
>| and "fix disk" floppy I have, except the "boot disk I
>| mentioned below" that I was not able to write a
Boot.ini
>| file to.. I cannot get past the "NTLDR is missing"
>| error, no matter what type of disk I put in the
drive...
>| I need to find out how I can get past the error to a C:
>| or A: promp... if I can get to an A: or a C: Im home
>| free.. I will be able to do a clean install just like
you
>| mentioned... Please help thanks Grant
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
August 5, 2004 10:56:47 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

In your pc or mb manual. If you don't have it check the pc or mb
manufacturer's web site.

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"Grant" wrote:
| thanks Dave, I will try to change booting sequence in
| cmos and retry a cd, but I would have thought the
| a:p rompt boot first sequence w/a boot disk in A drive
| would have worked, btw there are no keystroke indicators
| at power up, except for press esc for setup.. I think
| thats it.. if there were a keystroke to force the pc to
| boot to the cd first, how would I find it? thanks Grant
August 5, 2004 10:56:48 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

Ive been to a lot of Manufacturers web sites, but dont
think I ever remember seeing a "keystroke" option in any
of them... :)  but I ll take a look anyway thanks Grant

>-----Original Message-----
>In your pc or mb manual. If you don't have it check the
pc or mb
>manufacturer's web site.
>
>--
>Regards,
>
>Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in
newsgroup.
>Microsoft Certified Professional
>Microsoft MVP [Windows]
>http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>"Grant" wrote:
>| thanks Dave, I will try to change booting sequence in
>| cmos and retry a cd, but I would have thought the
>| a:p rompt boot first sequence w/a boot disk in A drive
>| would have worked, btw there are no keystroke
indicators
>| at power up, except for press esc for setup.. I think
>| thats it.. if there were a keystroke to force the pc to
>| boot to the cd first, how would I find it? thanks
Grant
>
>
>.
>
August 6, 2004 10:33:17 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

I was able to set the CMOS to boot from cd-rom and the
message I get is NLTD? cd-rom .... Faliure.. then
the same old message .. NTLDR missing!!! I tried a
win2k disk and a win98 and a win98 2ed. none of them
worked.. any more suggestions????????? thanks Grant

>-----Original Message-----
>
> Ive been to a lot of Manufacturers web sites, but dont
>think I ever remember seeing a "keystroke" option in any
>of them... :)  but I ll take a look anyway thanks Grant
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>In your pc or mb manual. If you don't have it check the
>pc or mb
>>manufacturer's web site.
>>
>>--
>>Regards,
>>
>>Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in
>newsgroup.
>>Microsoft Certified Professional
>>Microsoft MVP [Windows]
>>http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>
>>"Grant" wrote:
>>| thanks Dave, I will try to change booting sequence in
>>| cmos and retry a cd, but I would have thought the
>>| a:p rompt boot first sequence w/a boot disk in A drive
>>| would have worked, btw there are no keystroke
>indicators
>>| at power up, except for press esc for setup.. I think
>>| thats it.. if there were a keystroke to force the pc to
>>| boot to the cd first, how would I find it? thanks
>Grant
>>
>>
>>.
>>
>.
>
Anonymous
August 6, 2004 8:19:06 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

Dave, apparently you missed part of my original post.
If you will recheck it you will see a Microsoft Support
Web site at the Bottom of my post, if you log to it you
will see what MS recomends to resolve my problem, would
you mind looking at it and let me know what you think..
thanks Grant

>-----Original Message-----
>
> Ive been to a lot of Manufacturers web sites, but
dont
>think I ever remember seeing a "keystroke" option in any
>of them... :)  but I ll take a look anyway thanks Grant
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>In your pc or mb manual. If you don't have it check the
>pc or mb
>>manufacturer's web site.
>>
>>--
>>Regards,
>>
>>Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in
>newsgroup.
>>Microsoft Certified Professional
>>Microsoft MVP [Windows]
>>http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>
>>"Grant" wrote:
>>| thanks Dave, I will try to change booting sequence
in
>>| cmos and retry a cd, but I would have thought the
>>| a:p rompt boot first sequence w/a boot disk in A drive
>>| would have worked, btw there are no keystroke
>indicators
>>| at power up, except for press esc for setup.. I think
>>| thats it.. if there were a keystroke to force the pc
to
>>| boot to the cd first, how would I find it? thanks
>Grant
>>
>>
>>.
>>
>.
>
Anonymous
August 7, 2004 1:04:23 AM

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This sounds like the drive may have failed.

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"Grant" wrote:
|
| I was able to set the CMOS to boot from cd-rom and the
| message I get is NLTD? cd-rom .... Faliure.. then
| the same old message .. NTLDR missing!!! I tried a
| win2k disk and a win98 and a win98 2ed. none of them
| worked.. any more suggestions????????? thanks Grant
!