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Win XP NTLDR Missing, Repair?


Kilty

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I am trying to repair the NTLDR missing problem. I have a copy of Win XP Home Edition (same as on the broken Packard Bell desktop which is at fault), but when I go into the repair console, it asks for a admin password, although there isn't one set. I have run Orphcrack and this also states no password for admin.

Could this be a problem of trying to repair with a standard XP disc and not the packard bell disc?

Thanks in advance for any help given.

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robinofloxley

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One of the causes can be a corrupt MBR (Master Boot Record), which is hidden on Track 0 of the HDD.

Burn a copy of Partition Wizard Bootable CD on another computer.

Boot it. Select Disc 1 (left click). Rebuild MBR. Apply. Ok/exit etc. Eject CD. Reboot.

You do have all other drives, flash, caddy etc disconnected don't you?

Give that a go.

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Kilty

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Managed to get into Repair Console and make a repair by using a program to remove the password (even though there wasnt one!!). Now I have windows xp repaired back to no Service Pack, have installed service packs 2 and then 3, but now the USB slots dont work!! Will start a new thread and mark this one solved. Thanks for all the help.

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