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Prep test puzzle

Discussion in 'A+' started by Rosie1, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. Rosie1

    Rosie1 Byte Poster

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    Hi,

    Have been going through some prep test questions for OS. Don't know if I'm missing something here, but wonder if someone could clarify this answer:

    "You attempt to boot a system using a floppy disk labeled 'Start Up Disk' and receive an error informing you that NTLDR could not be found. Was the disk created using a Windows 9x system or a Windows NT-based system?

    It has given the answer as NT-based.

    Got the impression it would be 9x system, but wonder if it's an error.

    Would really appreciate some help.

    Rgds

    Rosie
     
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  2. Myrrdin

    Myrrdin New Member

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    This suggests a startup disk created in an NT based system being used in a 9x based system - it therefore can't find the system/files it expects and gives an error?
     
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  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    NTLDR is part of the NT (and descendants - Win2k, XP etc) boot system.

    So if it was looking for that then it must have been made on such a system. The Win9x boot floppies don't look for that.

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  4. Rosie1

    Rosie1 Byte Poster

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    Hi,

    Many thx for the responses.

    If I'm taking the right route, then I assume there is an error on the disk, if the disk was created on an NT-based system but can't find NTLDR itself?

    Rgds

    Rosie
     
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  5. Rafek

    Rafek Kilobyte Poster

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    NTLDR is the file looks for available OS (win NT/2k/xp).

    The error msg "NTLDR could not be found" suggests the NTLDR file is missing, corrupt or the boot process cannot locate for some reason.
     
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  6. Rosie1

    Rosie1 Byte Poster

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    Forgive me if this comes thru twice as I had error whilst tapping the keyboard.

    Thx for the advice. Much appreciated. Yes, it does make sense. Perhaps I have some surviving brain cells!

    Rgds

    Rosie
     
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