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Surely that can't be right!

Discussion in 'A+' started by Boycie, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Question:

    You attempt to boot a system with an unknown start-up disk and get an error saying that NTLDR cannot be found. Was the start-up disk created using a 9X or NT based system?

    My Answer:
    9X
    Reason:
    The system that is booting is looking for NTLDR and therefore is NT based. If the disk was created on a NT system it would have NTLDR on it. Therefore it must have been created using a 9X system.

    I hope I am right after all that :oops:
     
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  2. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Seems like you nailed it. Here's the source:

    http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/n/ntldr.htm

    and this confirms it:

    http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/N/NTLDR.html
     
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  3. Fergal1982

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    lol i couldnt honestly say off the top of my head im afraid!

    however, just a word of warning about posting questions from books etc, read here for further information.

    Fergal
     
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  4. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    I was just wondering if it would be acceptable if a person states their source with the author name and page that they are referring to?
     
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  5. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Gav or Si would probably have to render the final decision or the mods would have to consult with them and figure it out.

    The main issue as I recall, has to do with posting copywritten materials used by training providers. A few have taken a dim view of their training questions being posted to the Internet. I'm not sure how that would work of you posted something from a text book.

    Technically, we post copywritten material everytime we post a news item but we always refer to the source and are also just passing on what was posted publically on the Internet in the first place.
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Thanks guys for your reassurance :D

    All can I say is this is the second question I have sent back to the people I bought the exam sim off :dry
    It doesn't exactly inspire confidence for an exam when you are 99.9% sure of an answer and it says the opposite :cry:
     
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  7. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    I'm a little confused. In the question it states that you are booting from the startup disk, not the 'system' as you say, which I presume you mean the hard disk.

    So how could a 9x bootdisk possibly know about NTLDR, it doesn't exist as far as 9x is concerned and thus wouldn't have any error messages to this effect. So surely the disk is an NT based one, not 9x ...
     
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