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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_NT_startup_process

The Windows NT startup process is the process by which Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP and .... The message is "Setup is loading files ([the file description])...". ... For Windows NT and 2000 machines, it will attempt to boot from C:\WINNT . ... If the user presses F8 during this phase, the advanced boot menu is ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTLDR

NTLDR (abbreviation of NT loader) is the boot loader for all releases of Windows NT operating system up to and including Windows XP and Windows Server ... Otherwise, reads boot.ini and prompts the user with the boot menu accordingly. If a non ... NTLDR loads the associated file listed in boot.ini (bootsect.dos if no file is ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booting

In computing, booting (or booting up) is the initialization of a computerized system. The system can be a computer or a computer appliance. The booting process can be "hard", e.g., after electrical power to the CPU is ... The boot loader then loads and executes the processes that finalize the boot. Like POST processes, the ...

technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457123.aspx

Nov 3, 2005 ... For Windows XP Professional to start, the system and boot partitions must ... A hidden system file that Ntldr loads for a Windows XP Professional multiple-boot ... To obtain a list of environment variables useful for troubleshooting, type set at ... The BIOS reads the MBR into memory and transfers control to the ...

www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=21133

Apr 13, 2001 ... The Windows 2000 boot process can differ, depending on its platform. This article discusses ... The Windows 2000 loader reads the BOOT.INI file and displays the operating system selections (boot loader menu). The Windows 2000 loader loads the operating system selected by the user. If Windows 2000 is ...

neosmart.net/wiki/windows-xp-boot-process

Oct 10, 2013 ... About the Windows XP boot process This document outlines the ... up to loading NTLDR, and then the subsequent procedure and events involved in displaying the boot menu listing available OS entries and booting into the selected item. ... NTLDR reads boot configuration information from the boot.ini file, ...

resources.infosecinstitute.com/windows-booting-process

Apr 4, 2013 ... We can see that the boot loader is a Microsoft Windows XP MBR and there's ... The Old One: this approach applies to Windows 2000, Windows XP and ... found, it reads the boot.ini file and prompts the user for the boot menu that ... This is the file that gets loaded into memory and executed, which boots the ...

www.dewassoc.com/kbase/multiboot/boot_ini.htm

When NTLDR loads, it then reads another file called the BOOT. ... NTLDR creates the boot menu from the quoted strings in the latter part of BOOT.INI, for ... the Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 boot loader files, especially the BOOT.INI file.

www.technibble.com/windows-nt-2000-xp-startup-process

Jun 18, 2006 ... When you startup a Windows NT, 2000 or XP based machine (which are all based on a similar set of code), the computer is loading and juggling many files in. ... starts the file system and reads the contents of the boot.ini file. The boot.ini file determines startup options and the boot menu selections such as ...