Steps Performed by the Emergency Repair Disk

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

  • Runs CHKDSK on the partition containing Windows NT system files. On Intel x86 machines, also runs CHKDSK on the system partition if enabled manually.
  • Verifies checksum for installation files is good, If files are missing or corrupt they are restored from the installation disks.
  • Replaces the default system and security (SAM) Registry hives when requested.
  • Reinstalls Boot Loader (boot sector, HAL, BOOT.INI, NTLDR) upon request

The ERD is specific to a particular PC. The HAL, BOOT.INI, and SAM specifically.

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