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Posted 22 January 2007 - 08:18 AM

O.K My friends laptop's HD is dead so we got a new seagate 60gb from ebuyer for 35. I put in the windows cd and it freezes when it's halfway through the "installing devices" bit at around 34 mins left. So i put the HD in my laptop and installed xp and it worked fine. So then i put the HD back in friends laptop and it says "NTLDR is missing" So then i thought i'd be smart and do the long install from dos by coping the i386 folder onto fat32 and ran winnt.exe. It got through the file copying then on 1st reboot it said NTLDR is missing and i'm confused.

The laptop origally came with win 2000 on it so i gave it to my brother who is going to install 2000 on it again. He also said it was something to do about the usb port being broken.

The laptop is an old IBM thinkpad and i can't remember the clock speed.

Please could anyone help and tell me what NTLDR is anyway

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 08:24 AM

This is likely caused by a hardware fault, hence it hangs at installing devices. Try disabling everything non-essential in BIOS, unplug everything from the system and then try again.
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 08:25 AM

i'll ask my bro to do that then as the has the laptop @ the moment

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 08:38 AM

This type of error can also be caused by the HDD not being correctly set up in BIOS, or a loose or faulty HDD cable.
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 09:16 AM

ntldr fixes: http://tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 02:30 PM

Thanks for the response, It has windows 2000 on it now and it seems fine, anyway i'm happy with 2000 and i thinks it's generally faster than xp anyway.

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 08:12 AM

In general, fixes for 2000 will work with XP. So I'd expect that the ntldr fixes would be of some use in repairing those problems with 2000.
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Posted 25 January 2007 - 05:03 PM

34 minutes remaining xp installation fails



http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;828267

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...p;Product=winxp

http://www.mcse.ms/archive208-2005-7-1059042.html
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