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OS Loader V4.01 File is missing or corrupt?

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Whe I start WinNT 4.0 I get the following message:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt.

\WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM Hardware Profile\Last Known Good Menu.

You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows NT setup using the original setup floppy disk or CD Rom.

Select 'r' at the first screen to Start repair.

I did this but is asking me for the recovery disks, which I don't have, and I don't know how to make them.
Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
LuisP
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The recovery disk is made using Rdisk. You don't have those.

The NT repair util is actually pretty dumb, it does a very poor job of finding the NT install location.

I think those files are automatically made when you first install NT, I could be wrong about that part. Anyway, if your file system is fat16 for your boot Partition, then you can simple get a DOS boot disk and copy the contents of \winnt\repair to a new floppy. The files in that directory contain the repair info it is looking for. If you are using NTFS, you cam do the same, but you will need a copy of NTFS4DOS ( from www.sysinternals.com).

To be honest, what I usually do in these cases is use ntfs4dos, grab all my data, plus the \winnt\profiles\myusername directory and reinstall.
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Hello jjeff1, I went to www.sysinternals.com, and I can not file that utility NTFS4DOS you are talkin about, maybe you can tell me where it is.
Thank you very much.

LuisP
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Thank you jjeff1.

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