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Windows 2000 Boot Errors


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lahunter

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I'm new so forgive me if I do not do this properly.

Here is the problem, I am working on a Gateway that has Windows 2000 installed. There was an error message Invalid System Disk so I checked the Internet and checked and tried some suggested fixes. The one I tried that messed me up is I put in a boot disk (Windows 95) and did a sys c and it told me system transerred was successful. Now when I boot I get starting Windows 95 and it tells me it is missing or is corrupt msdos7\himem.sys and msdos7\ifshlp.sys then it tells me it renamed config.upg and autoexec.upg and they are not located in c:\msdos7 directory and it cannot find win.com. Any help would be appreciated.
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augh....holy crap.

got a windows 2000 disk?

do you know what format the drive was (fat32?)
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We do have a 2000 cd, he tells me there are 2 hard drives in the PC. We have tried to install on C: but it does not have enough room. I believe it was Fat32.
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I think i would try booting to the recovery console off windows 2000 cd, then typing

fixmbr \Device\HardDisk0

(that's a zero)

you've replaced/place windows 95 system files in the boot record, which is then looking for the windows 98 directory and files.

fixmbr \Device\HardDisk0 will rewrite the master boot record for windows 2000

I hope. I have never seen anyone do what you did before.
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I will try that and let you know what happens. Thanks for the advice.
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crossing my fingers
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Here is what I can tell you - one hard drive is not working. This is the one that had windows installed on it. When I did the sys c it went onto the second hd which does not have enough room to install windows. So he is getting a hard drive and will have to start over. He may try and recover some data - hope it works for him. Thank you for giving me some options but he did not want to try it as it would erase everything. Next time, I think I will just tell him to call his tech support people. Problem solved - not really but I'm done with it.
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that would not have erased his data--just repaired the master boot record that was destoryed by the sys command.
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Well that is what he was told from whom ever he talked to. Wish I knew more. Maybe I will let him know this and see if he would like to try. Sorry for wasting your time, but I can tell you that I am learning so I am appreciative.
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