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Boot Sector File

by mgsoldba / February 22, 2006 2:01 AM PST

Hello,
I want to create a boot sector file, containing the boot sector of my boot disk C.
I need this file, called bootsect.bin, to use in creating a BartPE bootable CD.
I do not find it on my disk.
How can I get it or create it?
Thanks, Gila.

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See if this helps
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 22, 2006 5:53 AM PST
In reply to: Boot Sector File
http://www.nu2.nu/mkbt/

Never done it myself, but the download is free and there seems to be full instructions how to capture the bootsector to a bootsect.bin file.

I hope this helps.

Mark
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Want to CREATE bootsect.inf file for boot disk C:.
by mgsoldba / February 22, 2006 6:31 PM PST
In reply to: See if this helps

Dear Mark,
I downloaded the software, read all the explanations, and acted according to them. BUT I got an error saying the file bootsect.inf is not found on my computer.
I created a bootsect.inf file of floppy disk a:, but there is no explanation how to create bootsect.inf of Hard Disk C: (boot disk).
If I am not wrong, the bootsect.inf file should contain the boot sector of the boot disk, not floppy disk a:. The command: mkbt -c C: C:\bootsect.inf DOES NOT work!!!
Please try it yourself and see if I am right.
Thanks, Gila.

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