fdisk /mbr with WinNT??
I have a laptop with Win NT 4 on it, and once in a while the thing won't boot. The BIOS sees the drive fine, and is set to boot from the HDD, but it won't boot. While the laptop was in here, I've booted to NT a few times, and now it wont boot at all. I've taken the hard drive out, and stuck it in another machine, and runs great. Got a back up, and everything (WHEW). I called tech support for the laptop to RMA the thing, but they said I have to install DOS 6.22 onto another machine, and make a boot disk. It HAS to be DOS 6.22, not DOS mode in Windows?!?!? Then if the drive boots to A:, see if it will see the c:. If it does, type "issue fdisk /mbr"
Does this sound right, or is he trying to delay the RMA process??
I'll take two... CPU's
All you need is a bootable floppy (DOS)and a DOS directory on the hard drive. Go into the DOS directory of the hard drive and copy fdisk.exe to the floppy.
Boot it with the floppy and type fdisk /mbr from the a:\ prompt.
Actually, I had gone about it a different way. I took the Hd out, let the BIOS detect no HDD. Restarted the machine to "Boot disk failure....", shut the machine off. I then put the HD back in, ran autodetect, and it booted.
Does that make sense to anyone, it doesn't to me, but it worked. [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by jbob (edited 10-01-99).]
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