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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/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 ...

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 ...

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Apr 1, 2013 ... is a Windows Vista and XP utility that protects system files and keeps a ... Memory Diagnostics Tool under the System Recovery Options .... In the Windows 2000/XP boot process, what file reads and loads the boot menu?

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 ...

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The menu can be used to troubleshoot problems when loading Windows. ... The BCD file replaces the Boot.ini file used in Windows 2000/XP. Boot.ini, a ... menu. booting, The process of starting up a computer and loading an operating system.

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, ...

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

If you have arrived here through a search engine, and there's no menu to the left click here! ... When NTLDR loads, it then reads another file called the BOOT. ... Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 boot loader files, especially 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 ... to Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 operating systems. ... 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.tomshardware.com/reviews/pc-repair-upgrade-maintenance-testing,3629-8.html

Aug 10, 2014 ... The DOS Boot Process MS-DOS and similar operating systems (PC-DOS, DR- DOS, and Freedos) use the following boot process: The initial system file (called IO. ... The SHELL statement is processed and loads the specified command ... options and initial boot menu selections (dual-booting, for example).