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#1 jdukze

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 11:02 PM


I tried repairing a hard disc using the Windows XP CD but there was something wrong with the system files and it wouldnt detect the CD.
So I took out the Hard disc and slaved it to another PC and formatted it there. The format was done succesfully and everything seemed OK. I noticed also that the hard disc was quiet hot when I removed it.
Now I tried reinstalling Windows XP back into it after setting the CMOS settings to


First Boot Device =CD
second Boot Device = HDD0

And the message that I get now is

"NTLDR IS MISSING"
Press CTRL + ALT +DEL to restart
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(and it wont even restart if I press CTRL + ALT +DEL )after I am told to press any key to boot from CD. :trumpet: :inlove:
I am running out of options and need help...... any bright ideas from anybody pleeeaaasse.......!!!!!!
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Posted 18 January 2007 - 11:30 PM

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 01:32 AM

First make sure those boot up settings have been saved in your Bios. If they have, then your problem is simple, your installation CD is no longer bootable. It has either become dirty or scratched. Try cleaning it up with a soft cloth and boot again. In the worst case, your CD drive has gone on the blink. Watch the lights and see if it is trying to access the CD. If it is bypassing the CD, then the computer is looking for an OS on the HD, which at the moment, if I follow you, does not exist.

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 01:57 AM

My CD's are OK they are not scratched or dirty, infact I tried 3 Windows XP installation discs, 2 at least could not read at all,(but they have worked on other computers), and 1 booted immediately but the missing ntldr message came on again. I sort of suspected the CDROM at first because it was kinda slow in booting.
I am reviewing on how I formated the hard disc it must have been in FAT instead of NTFS.
I have reformated again this time in NTFS, and will try reinstalling again.
I believe it will work this time.
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Posted 19 January 2007 - 06:04 AM

Formatting for XP should really be done in NTFS. However, this will not make any difference to your problem as it is not getting as far as to read the HD. If you have just formatted the HD, then NTLDR is, in any case, missing on the HD. If these are original CD's, then the problem points to your CD drive not being able to read them. If they are copies, then an error has been made in the procedure. If you can access the cd, in any way, try copying all the files into a directory on the HD and installing from there - might work.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 02:14 PM

A nifty tool (that I haven't tried myself) is this free ntldr fix: http://tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm
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