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Bootsect.bak is a backup of the primary Bootsect.dos. It is created by default by old Windows operating systems when any boot modifications occur. It can be safely deleted, as it is only a back-up unlinked to the actual boot sector. Tip: Bootsect.dos is used to boot into the non-Windows NT operating systems. Bootsect.dos is created for example by Windows NT ...


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First, understand that x86 hardware has an Interrupt Descriptor Table that lives in RAM. On the original 8086 CPU this was fixed at memory location 0, the first location of RAM, but it can be moved in later and modern CPUs. The BIOS initially sets this up at memory location 0. The IDT is a list of 32-bit pointers to routines elsewhere in memory (which ...


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Booting this flashdrive has been working for years on hundreds of computers but I just have this one computer that I cannot figure out how to get it to boot on. I have a Sony Vaio that will not boot to this device... I had a similar problem with an ASUS laptop running Aptio UEFI (BIOS). If the UEFI does not detect the media as bootable, then you won't ...


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Not sure if you can, because Windows uses hardware information to enforce single-user licensing. Two alternatives: Put the HDD in the laptop. Boot from a USB device (Ubuntu or WindowsPE) that is writeable and large enough to hold your data. Copy data from HDD to USB. Reinsert the laptop's HDD. Reboot and copy data from USB to HDD. Get an external USB ...



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