Create Bootsector.dos

ran across this ages ago - I believe it was an Axels tip (?) - but I need to know how to create a bootsector.dos file.

Installed XP Pro on a partition from DOS but I hot swap the C: partition with different OS's depending on need.  Forgot to keep the essential files within the C: directory and would like to add a boot.ini file to the Ghost imaages I have - but need to create the bootsector.dos file.

Would appreciate a link or info on how to create.

thanks

Running fixboot only creates the files if ntldr is there, etc.  All these files are not on the images.  Have figured out everything I need except bootsector.dos.  Might have came from Barts PE page.

LVL 4
bobsanders653Asked:
Who is Participating?
 
paraghsConnect With a Mentor Dy General ManagerCommented:
Also this link :
Replacing a Corrupted Bootsect.dos File
http://www.windowsitpro.com/Windows/Article/ArticleID/20523/20523.html
0
 
nayernaguibCommented:
Try this link:

  http://lila.godel.com/html/windosbf.htm

_______________

  Nayer Naguib
0
 
paraghsDy General ManagerCommented:
"BOOTPART creates a 512 byte file which contains an image of the boot sector that loads the boot sector of the partition"

http://www.winimage.com/bootpart.htm
0
 
bobsanders653Author Commented:
Need to give the points to paraghs as more helpful - but what I ended up doing since I have Ghost is to create a new install and Ghost it.  Then I took the very tiny file out and applied it.  Worked.  But it seems that floppies also produce a bootsector.dos - or they did many moons ago.  I can remember running a Windows 3.1 install that let me do everything - but change the install later - needed the bootsector.dos file - thogh might have been called different.

So points to paraghs
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.