Windows 2000 won’t give LKGC option

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I had a working Win 2k OS running smoothly on Drive C, with a small D partition. I tried Norton 2004 Ghost and backed up Drive D to a CD. Ghost created a bootable CD with the proper backup file to restore D. I booted with the CD and restored Drive D as a test run, and selected the RESET option when the restoration was done. NOW i can't boot up my machine. It does not give me the option of using the F8 key. I can, and did, run Windows Setup from the Win 2k CD and did a Restore (Quick and Manual), without success. I do not have a Emergency Repair disk. HELP! Pieter

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You might try www.bootdisk.com to create a boot disk from download. I’ve not tried it myself, but it might be worth a try. It almost sounds like that reset hosed your MBR

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  • BlacKnight
    There may be a problem with the D: drive now being marked active but not being bootable. You should look to see if you can see the drive in the BIOS and if so then get a boot disk from a WIN98 system which will allow you to boot to an A: prompt where you can run FDISK just to check the status. If it is formatted NTFS then you should only use FDISK to view the partitions set up and it can be used to mark your C: as active. Just remember that you won't have a C: in DOS if it is NTFS and you use a WIN98 boot disk. If you do not have WIN98 around to make one, use WINXP and choose 'create system disk' within the formatting options of your floppy drive. This will only get you to an A: though since it does not include FDISK... If you have to take this route, let me know and I can email you a .ZIP with all of the files you can then copy to the bootdisk you've created in XP... You still need to choose the 'create system disk' option before you copy my .ZIP onto the disk so that it is formatted DOS compatible. Let us know what you see or what you would like to try...
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  • Mraslan
    Boot from Windows 2000 CD and choose repair, manual repair, then type the following 2 commands fixmbr fixboot c: then either copy ntldr and ntdetect, so even better, start windows installation from begining, if you don't want your old windows installation, wait until setup finishs copying files to user system, and when it restarts and says "Windows 2000 Installation / Upgrade" stop your computer and try to edit your C:boot.ini to include the original Windows installation
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