ntldr missing problem(i already searched)
i tried to configure my desktop to be a dual boot with fedora and winxp today; i have done this before on both my laptop and a friend's desktop so im pretty sure i didnt do anything out of the ordinary in prepping the machine.
the problem came after i had created a new partition and i tried to install fedora on said partition, when setup asked to insert disk 2, it told me that the drive could not be mounted. so i said screw it and decided that i would live with only having my laptop dual booting.
when i restarted i got a ntldr is missing error so i decided that since it is relatively new pc to me and nothing that i would care about loosing on the drive, i would just reinstall windows as oppossed to trying to figure out what to do with the missing nt loader.
after i had formatted the drive for a clean install, the machine rebooted and will not continue to the rest of the windows setup for the ntldr missing error - it pops up right after checking the cdrom drives.
to make matters worse, when i had reviewed some forum postings about the ntldr problems and tried some of the solutions, i discovered that the computer is no longer recognizing the c: drive from a dos prompt.
has anyone ever heard of a problem similar to this or can provide and advice/help?