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Re: Unable to boot, I can't installed WIN98
NTLDR is NT Loader which indicates that the hard disk originally contains an NT OS such as Windows XP. The laptop not reading the installer is possibly a CD ROM or CD disc problem. Most (but not all) NT OS would be using an NTFS type of HD format. Windows 98SE would only read and install on a FAT(32).
What perhaps you can do is to remove the HD from the laptop and using an external 2.5 interface to USB connect it to a 2nd PC and re-partition that HD as well as format it to FAT32. You can also make that HD bootable (do a Google) and copy the entire CD installer of Windows 98SE to a folder inside that HD.
Once back to the laptop, it should boot to a C: prompt, go to the folder where the Win98SE installation/setup files are located and run setup.exe.
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The error befalls when your PC is unable to interact with Windows due to
the corrupted Windows installation, or it is trying to boot from a
wrongly configured or improperly connected hard drive or flash drive
among other external medium...... read more
What you need is bootable DVD/CD for installing or repairing Windows 7 to get missing 'bootmgr' or repair corrupted bootmgr...If there are files corrupt on your CD, you can get new one from shop you have purchased..Maybe just need to clean up your DVD/CD, so your DVD drives can read properly the files installation..
That message means that your Windows installation is somehow corrupted. If you have a Windows install CD, try booting from that into the recovery console and run the fixmbr command. Another possible reason is that Windows tries to boot from a disk that does not have an operating system installed (for instance, a bootable floppy or CD-ROM drive, or a second hard disk).
No, this is a known error within Windows. Read more information on it here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302
But, if you are like me and don't like to read, just put your windows XP installation CD into the CD-ROM, boot up from the CD-ROM, DO NOT reinstall the operating system...just repair the installation and run "chkdsk /r".
Once that is done, restart the machine and it should boot up fine.
That is the NT Loader in win98 was boot.ini regardless the OS will not continue without it. You can simply place your OS CD in set your boot order in bios to boot from cdrom. Do a manual windows repair. This will re-install the missing boot loader.
you may face either harddisk failure, a driver problem or virus infection:
tools: original win98-cd (or a bootable image
version of it), antivir-software on cd!
- please check whether it is possible to boot from win98-cd, with cd-rom support, not from harddisk.
(such option should be availabe after bios-load is over)
leave the setup process without fully installing (press F3 button when asked for repair or install option)
in both cases :
type at the dos-prompt:
(command for changing to harddisk, windows-folder, booting windows from harddisk, but without loading all the drivers as usually)
win98 should come up in protected mode or give error messages.
- access cd-drive and execute vir-scan. - delete and/or repair infected files - turn down, attempt to reboot from hd - if still impossible reboot from win98-cd, run repair of installation and try once again standard boot
problem solved? if not, take down error messages consult fixya again!
Yes this can be fixed however it will require reformatting the drive. If you have any vital information on your laptop take it to a professional as you will not be able to recover after you proceed.
Use any bootdisk (Ubuntu, XP, Disk commander) that you have at your disposal. Assuming you still your XP disc, change your BIOS to have the CD as the first boot device. If you have a proper XP disc (non-OEM) it should display a blue setup screen that will disappear after a few minutes. Then press R to enter Recovery Console, press 1 and then enter. Type fixmbr and press enter, then press y and enter again. Type exit and enter, the computer will reboot. Now follow through the install process.
If you have access to an external drive enclosure, OR you have a computer you can put the hard-drive from that machine in temporarily, put the drive in one of them and copy the WIN98 directory to the harddrive. Once the WIN98 directory is there, you can just install it from there. That is of course if the hard-drive has been formatted with the /sys command, and set to primary boot drive using FDISK. As far as installing from floppy,.. the floppies haven't been on the market for a LONG time, and if you have them,.. I imagine they've seen better days. If you HAVE to install from floppy though, use another computer, put in the CD, open the cd using windows explorer. Once here, click on the WIN98 directory, and locate the files you need ( too many files and directories to list here ) Seriously the best way would be to use an external drive enclosure ( since it's probably a 2.5" drive size ) and just copy the whole directory to the drive and forget the floppy idea. It will take MUCH less time.