Weired help request
luvisi at andru.sonoma.edu
Wed Oct 30 09:17:18 PST 2002
On Wed, 30 Oct 2002, Murry Shohat wrote:
> I need to restore a Vaio notebook to pure W2K operation. It had been a
> dual boot machine. When I simply loaded the CD and tried to perform a
> full install, including an NTSF format of Drive C, a weird thing
> happened. At the reboot phase, LIL- comes up and the system hangs.
> How can LIL- come up when the drive has been reformated under NTSF? And,
> how can I get out of this endless loop?
When you boot the W2K install disk, it should give you a chance to press
"R" to enter rescue mode. Have it verify and "repair" the master boot
Boot a Linux rescue disk, get to a shell, and type:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/<hard drive> bs=1024 count=1024
This will clobber your MBR and then some. Run the install again. When
Windows doesn't see a valid MBR it should install one.
Idea 3: (already mentioned)
Boot DOS and run "FDISK/MBR".
Best of luck (You'll be needing it without Linux!),
Andru Luvisi, Programmer/Analyst
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