Update on NTLDR problem

  paddyjack 23:00 23 Nov 04

I found that if you get this error prompt, a quick fix is to hit the 'Esc' key all loads up fine, found out by accident.

The problem seems to be caused by introducing an 'IDE' disk, when you have a 'SATA' as the primary. In the long term the only cure was to reinstall windows with all your hard drives in place.

  User-312386 00:22 24 Nov 04

1 Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.

2 When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.

3 Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.

4 Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.

5You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter "E". This letter may be different on your computer.

copy e:\i386\ntldr c:copy ntdetect.com c:

Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.

  paddyjack 00:42 24 Nov 04

Thanks madboy33©®

I reinstalled the lot anyhow.

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