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How I can copy boot.ini from USB Flash drive, dont have floopy

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HI,
Experts, I got laptop from my work, coming up witj NTLDR is missing, I used W2K CD to boot it in R mode and copied ntldr, ntdetect, but when I look at my boot.ini it is pointing to Partition(2), as I read in R mode I cant use edit command, problem is that I dont have floppy dirve in it, I tried USB Flash drive, but when I do map it is not being mapped, but I can see in it in Bios.   Can I use windows repair disk to edit this file?
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you don't need a floppy to create the boot.ini file using edit.com
just type edit.com and it should bring a blue colored notepad type text editor
type the following text and then save as boot.ini in the root if your c: drive

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT

[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
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You'd also need to change the attributes first, i.e. attrib -r -a -s -h C:\boot.ini then after the changes above re-apply the attributes i.e. attrib +r +a +s +h

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Gurus thanks for your help, edit command is not accessible when you boot machine in R (repair) mode from Windows 2000 cd, I found out from microsoft site.  Anyway thanks for your advice.  
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Thanks it worked

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