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#1 jetguer

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 02:07 PM

I have a desktop with windows xp and I just bought a laptop. I wanted to transfer all my data (110gb) from my desktop to my laptop by transfering it to my external harddrive first and then my laptop. BUT my desktop would not read my external hard drive. It would not show it on 'my computer' or make any aknowledgement that it was plugged in. So my very bright brother :thumbsup: decided that I should reinstall windows and maybe that would allow my external hard drive to be readable again. So I did the windows xp restore without formatting the hard drive and thats when the major problems happened. As it was installing it said there was an error and that it could not finish installing windows xp. So the computer is restarted and then I get the NTLDR is missing. I tried booting from the hard drive and disc and it still did that. So then I took out the hard drive and installed it as a slave on another desktop thinking I could go in there through a stable computer and attach my external hardrive as well and just move all my info into the external hardrive. Well when I did that the hard drive does show that it has 150gb of data in it. So I tried to go in there and find my data and I never found it. I even tried making hidden folders viewable and still I never found the data. So what happened or at leasta what do I do? I have over 7 years of info, pics, music, movies, videos, etc on that hardrive.....

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 02:52 PM

Which harddrive is not showing the data? The old one from your desktop, or the external drive?

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 01:33 PM

The old hard drive.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 03:05 PM

Personally I would try to fix the old hard drive as the boot drive in the desktop, and take it from there.

Have a look at these:
http://tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...st&p=922664
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htm

When booting from disk, make sure in the BIOS the boot order has the CD as number 1. Also hit a key if the system asks for it before the boot sequence assumes the hard drive and gives the NTLDR error again.

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