Can't load DOS! any key to retry

Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by vinn, Jul 29, 2006.

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  1. vinn

    vinn Registered Member

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    Downloaded and installed trial version of FD-ISR. Saved a copy of MBR to floppy. After system restart get message 'Can't load DOS! any key to retry'. Retried and get same error. OS is Win2kPro. What's wrong?
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    You aren't tryiing to boot from that floppy by chance? It isn't bootable. Its just there in case you ever need to replace the MBR. Ideally you make it, put it away, and forget about it.

    Pete
     
  3. vinn

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    I just left the floppy in the drive and restarted the machine. Are you saying that I should remove the floppy from the drive first?
     
  4. ErikAlbert

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    You don't need that MBR floppy at all when you boot your computer. Remove it and boot your computer normally.
     
  5. vinn

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    Could be booting from the floppy because it's my first boot device.
     
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    Thanks a lot.
     
  7. ErikAlbert

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    vinn,
    You need that floppy only when the MBR is damaged.
    If you have a reliable image backup software, you won't need that MBR floppy, because the restoration fixes the MBR, if you include the MBR in the restoration.
    If you don't have an image backup, you might need this floppy one day to fix the MBR.

    I made this MBR floppy too, just in case, but I never used it.
     
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    DOS now loading.
     
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