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Old 11-23-2004, 12:15 AM   #1
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Angry help. . .restoring win2k


Hi,

my pc is configure to dual boot with redhat 8.0 and win2k.
But today, when I tried to login win2k, it wouldn't load and came up with a screen message like this:


booting Dos
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
error 13 invalid or unsupported executable format
press any key to continue . . . . . .

Can anyone help me to restore win2K?

I don't want to do a fresh install if at all possible.

thanks.

mark001
 
Old 11-23-2004, 12:36 AM   #2
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Try to boot your pc with a boot floppy disk, and run "fdisk /mbr" to clear the boot loader ( LILO/GRUB ), then reboot.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 12:49 AM   #3
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Hi,

which boot floppy I should use win 98 or linux boot floppy?

Thanks.

mark001
 
Old 11-23-2004, 12:59 AM   #4
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Win98 bootdisk including fdisk
 
Old 11-23-2004, 08:12 AM   #5
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Hi,

would I still be able to boot into redhat linux if I used win 98 boot floppy to fdisk /mbr ?

I think the fdisk /mbr will overwrite the linux boot loader and then I can not boot back into linux after this, am I correct?

I need to have both OS - linux and windows.

I wouldn't want to loose my linux partition for anything.

further guildance on how to restore my win2K please?

Thanks.

mark001
 
Old 11-23-2004, 08:51 AM   #6
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You may want to restore your win2k first, then use win2k's boot loader to load your Linux partition. Check it @ http://jaeger.morpheus.net/linux/ntldr.php
 
Old 11-23-2004, 09:39 AM   #7
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Cool

Hi, wutuworm

Thanks for the pointer.

I think I should also make a boot floppy for booting back into linux jiust in case if I did something stupid with the window ntld.

Regards.

mark001
 
Old 11-23-2004, 08:07 PM   #8
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Right, always keep two bootdisks, one for windoz, another for Linux.

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Hi, wutuworm

Thanks for the pointer.

I think I should also make a boot floppy for booting back into linux jiust in case if I did something stupid with the window ntld.

Regards.

mark001
 
  


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