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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 boot descriptor points to a boot catalog file on the ISO 9660 file system. ... BIN , which is a flat binary file that just loads the second file. .... 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 ...

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Apr 1, 2013 ... boots the OS with a minimum configuration and can be used to solve ... Memory Diagnostics Tool under the System Recovery Options .... In the Windows 2000/XP boot process, what file reads and loads the boot menu?

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

Nov 3, 2005 ... For Windows XP Professional to start, the system and boot partitions must ... file that Ntldr loads for a Windows XP Professional multiple-boot ... Note Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, and ... To obtain a list of environment variables useful for troubleshooting, .... Reads the Boot.ini file.

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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 basic ... displaying the boot menu listing available OS entries and booting into the selected item. ... BIOS boot chain loading MBR, bootsector, and then bootloader ... NTLDR reads boot configuration information from the boot.ini file, and uses it ...

resources.infosecinstitute.com/windows-booting-process

Apr 4, 2013 ... We can see that the boot loader is a Microsoft Windows XP MBR ... The Old One: this approach applies to Windows 2000, Windows XP ... into memory, which actually boots the Windows operating system. ... If the hibernation file is not found , it reads the boot.ini file and prompts the user for the boot menu that ...

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! ... Unlike MS-DOS and Windows 95/98/ME, the Windows NT/2000 boot-sector ... When NTLDR loads, it then reads another file called the BOOT.