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where to download bootsect.exe for windows 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1

    where to download bootsect.exe for windows 8.1


    Hi. I'm currently using lenovo laptop running on windows 8.1 but i've some problem during startup. It says :

    FATAL ERROR: One or more pointer table key is invalid. Modification could be unsafe.

    So i searched on some websites and the problem is with the bootsect.exe. so i need to copy the bootsect.exe to my system32 so it can work .
    Can anyone help me to solve this?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    If you are running Windows 8.1 in UEFI mode, Bootsect.exe is not operational.

    What does the Recovery system do? I have not seen that type of error message, but have you been seeing any problems with the hard drive?

    If you are the one posting about using Bootsect.exe to make a Recovery Drive, you do not really need it.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1


    The thing is. I need to install win8 to my laptop. But because of the error , i couldnt proceed.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1


    I tried to boot using bios setting and it didnt load the win8 installer
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Are you trying to create a USB bootable flash drive to install with?

    If so, there are some simple instructions using Diskpart. There is a tutorial on the forum and we can repeat those instructions, and some folks use Rufus.

    The important thing is to format the drive as Fat32.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1


    Thanks very much saltgrass. I used the ntfs format before but wasnt working.
    The default fat32 is working. Thanks again
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