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Now you uncheck "Hide Protected Operating System Files (recommended).You will see a warning and click Yes and click OK.Copy files ntldr,ntdetect.com and boot.ini onto disk.Remove disk and label it Windows XP Boot Disk.
After making your boot disk,recheck "Hide protected operating system files and folders (recommended)" in Folder Options dialog box.
To use disk when Windows XP won't boot,place disk in drive,and unto re-booting,the computer, Windows simply bypass basic boot files on hard drive and continue to boot up.
If The PC Won't Boot Pass Windows
FIRST......If your Operating System is Windows Millennium,turn on computer and immediately press and hold down CTRL key.Once startup options appear,release CTRL key. Select Safe Mode and press Enter.You are now in Windows limited version.If you know what caused your computer not to boot,you can now either change or delete that program.
SECOND....Repair your Registry by selecting Start,Run and typing "scanregw /fix" and press enter.This will fix any damage done to Registry. You can also restore your registry which replaces your current registry with an earlier copy that was backed up by your computer.Click on Start,Run and type "scanregw /restore" and press Enter.
To repair your Windows 98 Registry,hold down CTRL key as you start PC and select "Command Prompt Only".Type "scanreg /fix" and press Enter and "scanreg/restore" to restore a previousely saved copy of Registry.
If you have Windows XP,press F8 after rebooting PC should Windows freeze while booting up. You can select "Last Known Good Configuration" after rebooting to allow computer to boot last backed up files.And you can choose "Safe Mode" to remove any files you know caused operating system to hang up.
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