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#1 Rebell

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 03:18 AM

having problem with XP.
When I restarted my notebook it prompt me with message "NTLDR is missing" i fixed that problem by copying NTLDR file from XP CD
copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\
after that I checked my boot.ini file - it is missing and can not be repaired with "fixboot" or "bootcfg /rebuild"

OK I decided to reinstall xp "format the partition using the NTFS file system (Quick)"
after reinstalling (when restarting to start windows) - installation is started all over again, and if I take out XP CD it is restarting every time when leave BIOS with some message witch is impossible to read (0.01 sec:)

if any one knows what to do...........
please no floppy solutions because it`s easier to find a living dinosaur :thumbsup:
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:16 AM

Is your drive partitioned. You may be formating the wrong drive and installing windows to that.Normally C\: drive is the o/s drive. let us know.

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 07:20 AM

I would also suggest that you download a bootable diagnostic utility from the manufacturer of your hard drive (not the manufacturer of the system) to check the drive for errors.
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 09:13 AM

heheh no, im formating c:\

I tried "fixboot" from recovery console = did not worked
now XP installation is restarting every time
probably Ccleaner erased my BOOT.INI, NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM file and when I restarted ... fun began

THX help is wanted

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 11:48 AM

A couple of resources....
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318728
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htm

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 04:05 AM

THX for reply but that link told me what I allready know

Im now thrying to inject missing Boot.ini to installation of XP and will thty to copy it to c:\

anny one with solution is more than welcome
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:57 AM

You also may want to try the "fixmbr" command in the recovery console in case your Master Boot Record is hosed.
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 05:42 AM

You also may want to try the "fixmbr" command in the recovery console in case your Master Boot Record is hosed.


I thried that allready :thumbsup: did not help me
now I injected BOOT.INI with nLite and copy it from recovery console copy d:\i386\boot.ini c:\
maybe that will solve a problem
will know soon

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 08:34 AM

nothing is working
does annyone know how to fix this notepad !?

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 08:43 AM

Go into BIOS...select to start with Optimum Defaults or something like that. Set CD/DVD as 1st boot option.

Run chkdsk /r from the Recovery Console on the drive.

Attempt XP install.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 06:08 AM

this notepad is going on a service :thumbsup:

THX for help




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