missing ntldr booting from floppy

Hi all
Friend of mine trying to do i bios update, running win2k, was having probs so I sent him a boot floppy with the required files etc (works fine on my stsem- same board, also win2k) but got missing ntldr when trying to boot from floppy- this was the problem before I tried to help, has anyone any suggestions?


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  1. Boot from Win2K CD and choose repair the installation (or something like that I don't remember exactly). It will provide a command line and you can use the 'mbr' or 'fdisk /mbr' commands to fix the mbr.
  2. Yes, use that^ advice, and actually I think there's a 'fixmbr' command.
  3. He's getting the error "Missing NTLDR" when trying to boot from a floppy? Is the FDD set up correctly in the BIOS? Does the FDD work OK?
  4. I'm not sure, but have you done a search at the Microsoft Support center? Do a search under the search topic of Windows 2000 (duh!), and type in "missing NTLDR" for a search. Check out the links assocated with the results page, to see if any of 'em might help.

    Good luck - to your friend, especially

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  5. Yes thank you postalboo, it's actually 'fixmbr'. I had forgotten it!
  6. thanks all, fixed it in the end!

    turned out that because the file system is ntfs, a "normal" boot disk wont work rifht, got the drdos boot disk from bootdisk.com and worked fine. odd really tho, coz the boot disk i went him works fine on mine (also ntfs) !

    If they squeeze olives to get olive oil, how do they get baby oil?
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