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Open a boot .img file (seems empty but boots up normally)

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Smartguy01, Mar 6, 2012.

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  1. Smartguy01

    Smartguy01 Thread Starter

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    'ello

    one question here.

    I have a boot image (.img extension) of 6kb which is mounted with grldr on a USB flash drive and it boots up fine. It actually only writes out a few sentences together with an ASCII art image and that is exactly what it should do. However I can't find a way to edit the .img file. Nero, Winrar, ISOBuster and ImgBurn can't find any files/data in it and if I simply open it with notepad it gives me a bunch of unknown chars together with the ASCII art and the sentences which have to be written out. Naturally I tried editing the senteces and the ASCII art but after I save it under the same name and with the same extension and mount it on the USB flash drive with grldr it boots up in grldr GUI and when I select the .img file to boot it just comes up with the title of the image file and nothing more on a black screen.

    Halp?
     
  2. managed

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    It's probably a floppy image, try opening it with WinImage :- http://www.winimage.com/download.htm

    It's a 30 day trial, make sure you get the correct 32 or 64 bit version to match your OS
     
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