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create an bootable floppy/cd  that can read ntfs partitions.

Posted on 2004-08-18
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Last Modified: 2011-10-03
Normarlly a win 98 bootable floppy/cd can not read NTFS partitions on a hard disk. Is there any way that a win 98 bootable floppy/cd can be made to read the NTFS partitions as well. this can help me  trouble shoot machines that have win xp / 2000 operating system problems with  all partitions as NTFS.

Your suggestions /solutions will be most appreciated.

Question by:ashm1
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Depending on what you want to do I would suggest checking out Bart's PE.  http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

It does a lot more than just a boot disk, but it will load up a version of Windows in a RAM drive and allow you to use some familiar programs  and interfaces, even if the computer won't boot off the HD on it's own.

It takes a little bit to get it up and running, but an awesome utility to have around.

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Hi all
thanks to all for your valuable information. I checked the ntfs.com site and the boot disk from it is ok.Pebuilder seems better than just a bootable disk and i have  tried to to use the pebuilderto create a bootable disk/ iso image  but every time i run the pebuilder exe I get some error message "PE Builder has encountered a problem and needs to close.  We are sorry for the inconvenience." I used the win 2003 server  as the source for  boot files. I am very interested to work and create a disk using pebuilder but could some body help me to solve this problem.

thanks and best regards.

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Did you change anything such as adding plugins or such when building the ISO?  I've had that happen once or twice and just starting over from scratch seemed to get me going.  It's a bummer when I put a lot of time into it, but after just accepting the defaults I was able to get it running and then I started modifying the plugins.

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yes I have changed the plugins and even tried  with the default plugins but still i get same error. I worked it with win xp, but it did not giving error " you must use win xp service pack 1 or server 2003 version of windows"

Any help will be appreciated.
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Don't have many more ideas.  Did you extract everything to C: and not to a nested folder?  Have any other machines you can try building it on?

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Thanks to all who gave their valuable suggestions and answers in regard to this question.

thank you very much.

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