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Old 12-25-2006, 05:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default NTLDR is missing

never done a reinstalatin before..last night i had to do it.
pc was ok when suddenly icons started to disappear..and system shutting down...
then after reboot..i got this message..
""NTLDR is missing"...
nothing could be fixed....WHY this happened???
so i had to reinstall winxp again... i lost some files...but finally is working
i wonder why this happened..
let me know please

also...yesterday i ran wipedrive.[SHOW NO ERRORS]..almost 3 hours and a half for that...80gigs..
everything is ok now...
but i ran seagate disk tools....and this is what i got...so please take a look and TELL ME WHAT CAN BE DONE... this a dell OEM
.................
SeaTools Desktop v3.02.04
Copyright (c) 2005 Kroll Ontrack Inc.

12/25/2006 @ 10:58 AM

The following information has been generated by SeaTools Desktop. Use
this information to help you recognize and resolve potential data access
problems.


System Information:
BIOS Date 04/18/02
Conventional Memory size 639 K
Extended Memory size 58532 K
IO Channel type PCI



Drive Information:
SIZE MODEL
--------- ---------------------
80 GB ST380021A


Serial Number = 3HV13DRD
Int13 Num = 80, PHYS CHS = 16383x16x63.
ParmTable CHS, Rsvd = 9729x255x63

PARTITION CYLINDER SIZE
---------- ------------ ----
# Type Start End MB
PRIMARY
1 NTFS 0 9727 80020


Diagnostic Results:

Seagate DiagATA Quick Test Result: Passed
Recommendation:
The "Quick Test" is adequate for most situations.
Consider running the "Full Test" which
verifies each sector on the drive if you need to run a more
comprehensive diagnostic.



Results from Seagate's DiagATA/SCSI:
-----------------------------------------------------------------

DIAGATA.EXE Version 3.08.50629ML
Copyright (c) 2002-2005 by Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved.

-----------------------------------------------------------------
Timer Resolution: 0.000122
Short Test Begin: 25-Dec-2006 10:14:23
Cable Test - 0 Errors
Buffer Test - 0 Errors
Identify Data
Model Number: ST380021A
Serial Number: 3HV13DRD
Firmware Revision: 3.10
Default CHS: 16383-16-63
Current CHS: 16383-16-63
Current Capacity: 16514064 Sectors
Total Capacity: 156301488 Sectors
Conductor Cable Reported
ID Method: Unknown
SMART Check: Passed
DST Poll Time = 60 seconds
DST - Passed
PIO/DMA Data Compare
Total Bytes = 6933504
Estimated PIO Transfer Rates
Min: 2.37MB/s Max: 2.44MB/s Avg: 2.41MB/s
Estimated DMA Transfer Rates
Min: 62.08MB/s Max: 77.60MB/s Avg: 76.15MB/s
SMART Check: Passed
Short Test Passed: 25-Dec-2006 10:15:35


-----------------------------------------------------------------
End results from Seagate's DiagATA/SCSI

ATA Full Test Result: Passed



Results from Seagate's DiagATA/SCSI:

-----------------------------------------------------------------

DIAGATA.EXE Version 3.08.50629ML
Copyright (c) 2002-2005 by Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved.

-----------------------------------------------------------------
Timer Resolution: 0.000122
Long Test Begin: 25-Dec-2006 10:19:10
Cable Test - 0 Errors
Buffer Test - 0 Errors
Identify Data
Model Number: ST380021A
Serial Number: 3HV13DRD
Firmware Revision: 3.10
Default CHS: 16383-16-63
Current CHS: 16383-16-63
Current Capacity: 16514064 Sectors
Total Capacity: 156301488 Sectors
Conductor Cable Reported
ID Method: Unknown
SMART Check: Passed
Full Scan (0 to 156301488) - Passed
Elapsed Time: 38.24 Minutes
Estimated Internal Transfer Rates
Min: 15.40Mb/s Max: 1709.57Mb/s Avg: 292.64Mb/s
PIO/DMA Data Compare
Total Bytes = 21709824
Estimated PIO Transfer Rates
Min: 2.39MB/s Max: 2.46MB/s Avg: 2.42MB/s
Estimated DMA Transfer Rates
Min: 62.01MB/s Max: 77.52MB/s Avg: 76.06MB/s
Long Test Passed: 25-Dec-2006 10:57:32


-----------------------------------------------------------------
End results from Seagate's DiagATA/SCSI



File Structure Test Result:

Partition 1 (NTFS (80 GB) ) Result: Passed with inconsistencies

Some files and/or folders were found with inconsistent write or change
times. The write or change time in the index does not match the write or
change time stored in the file record. This is normal and not considered
a corruption.

NOTE: Any report of possible errors in the file system tests are for
informational purposes only. We suggest you should consider testing with
the official file system diagnostic utilities for your operating system.
Seagate is not able to assist with troubleshooting or reviewing
file system test results.



******************************************


Recommendation:
All selected physical diagnostics passed.

If you are not experiencing data loss and SeaTools reports File
System Structure errors, they may be caused by a lock-up or
failure to shutdown Windows correctly. Many times, these errors
may be repaired through normal system maintenance which
includes using the Windows provided "Defrag" and
"Scandisk / Chkdsk / Error Checking" utilities.

If you are experiencing a hardware error, you should isolate
the cause and replace the failing component. If you are unsure how
to proceed with repairs, contact a computer professional. After
completing any maintenance tasks, run SeaTools again to
verify that all errors have been repaired. If errors continue to
occur, the system may not be stable. Again, contact a computer
professional.
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why the Reinstallation? Sounds to me like you had a virus. If you did not do a fresh install, you need to as that problem will begin again once the overlay becomes increasingly infected!!
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sorry i meant a fresh install.after the wipedrive..
today is the second day..and everuthing is ok..hope no more problems.
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