[pcductape] Re: Dell Laptop

  • From: Scott McNay <Wizard@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: Lisa Schnepf <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 01:08:22 -0500

Hello Lisa,

Thursday, April 17, 2003, 9:25:44 PM, you wrote:

LS> Often a user will see the message "NTLDR is Missing" after attempting to
LS> install Windows 2000 or Windows XP, or upgrade a Windows 95-based or
LS> Windows 98-based computer to Windows 2000 or Windows XP. The message
LS> appears after the first reboot. This occurs only if Windows 95 or 98 has
LS> been installed on a drive with the FAT32 file system. 

I just remembered, it occurs on NTFS also, when the drive is too large
for the BIOS to handle, and disk rearrangement has moved the file past
the area that the BIOS can access.

I think FAT32 is limited to 32G, not sure.

Best regards,
 Scott                            mailto:Wizard@xxxxxxxx

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