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HELP ME! BOOT DISK IN XP!

Postby mdkathon on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:41 am

Hey everyone. I'm stumped.

So. I want to make a dos boot for XP. Seems easy. Done it tons of times before in W98, W95, W3.1, Dos, Netware, Linux.. .. I'm not a moron.. I feel embrassed asking this, but.. I'm STUMPED!

Here is the thing. I've searched Microsoft (everything short of calling tech support). All I want to do is make a dos boot disk for XP, I can make one, and it works. Except I don't see any of my harddrives! I am absolutly sure it is because all my Harddrives are formatted NTFS. I need to boot into dos and be able to access them. Is there ANYTHING I can do? Does anyone know? ... ANY help/insight would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Once again to make a long story short. I need to boot into dos on an XP system and be able to see my NTFS harddrives.
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Postby lightningbaron on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:41 am

DOS don't read NTFS per se.

Microsoft has an article on Obtaining Windows XP Setup Boot Diskshttp://support.microsoft.com/defau ... us;Q310994

However, Sysinternals Freeware have NTFSDOS v3.02 to access NTFS drives for read-only access from DOS.
http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freew ... SDOS.shtml

Not sure if the above helps.
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Postby mdkathon on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:41 am

I assumed the answer would be no way we can have a dos boot do NTFS. I've seen/read about that dos NTFS stuff, and it looked bleak. I also read that in the knowlage base... I have the setup disk program, I just need to try it.

I just wanted a quick answer. Looks like I will have to ...build a box for dos booting :P Thanks!!
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Re: HELP ME! BOOT DISK IN XP!

Postby vxd*.* on Fri Nov 22, 2002 12:24 am

[quote="mdkathon"]Hey everyone. I'm stumped.

So. I want to make a dos boot for XP. Seems easy. Done it tons of times before in W98, W95, W3.1, Dos, Netware, Linux.. .. I'm not a moron.. I feel embrassed asking this, but.. I'm STUMPED!

Here is the thing. I've searched Microsoft (everything short of calling tech support). All I want to do is make a dos boot disk for XP, I can make one, and it works. Except I don't see any of my harddrives! I am absolutly sure it is because all my Harddrives are formatted NTFS. I need to boot into dos and be able to access them. Is there ANYTHING I can do? Does anyone know? ... ANY help/insight would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Once again to make a long story short. I need to boot into dos on an XP system and be able to see my NTFS harddrives.[/quote]
XP does noot need a boot disk-it is an autorun program.
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Postby Han on Fri Nov 22, 2002 6:29 am

An excellent but expensive tool for XP/2000/NT4 repair is ERD Commander. The Administrator's Pak includes also a simple Registry Editor, Disc Commander, Remote Recover, NTFS for DOS and some Monitoring Tools.
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Postby mike_s104 on Fri Nov 22, 2002 10:44 am

try going to www.bootdisk.com and poke around there
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Postby cfitz on Fri Nov 22, 2002 3:34 pm

Microsoft used to recommend (at least in the NT days) installing a bare-bones parallel installation of NT, booting into it, then using its ability to view NTFS to fix the broken NT installation! :evil:

Anyway, as mentioned there are tools that let you boot from floppy and view NTFS partitions, so just look around on google.

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