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Old 08-12-2004, 06:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy NTLDR/Parrtition Magic Error

I erased a partition in Win XP , then reboot (Partition Magic) now when I start XP i get the error , NTLDR Not found or something like that. I currentl dont have a working cd rom drive and cannot use my windows xp. I tried booting into dos using the windows me boot disk and it wont recognize the partition (its NTFS) how can i go about resolving this?

thanks alot

ps - luckily i had mandrake 10 on a seperate partition

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Old 08-12-2004, 07:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi, I saw that error when XP does not find some system files...
the most of case I have to do full restore.... So if you can access your data usind different O/S, do data backup and restore later

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Old 08-12-2004, 09:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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U need a CD rom, then do a quick repair, all will be fine, and ntldr which tells the computer what to boot will be replaced. You need a cheap cd, they are only about 20 quid.
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Old 08-12-2004, 10:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You can get around this if you have a floppy and a second computer. The problem is that the NTLDR is the file needed to actually enable the NTFS environment.
I can't recall all of the files at the moment that you need but a few of them are NTLDR and NTDETECT.com. I think you also need a functioning Boot.ini and I think there is one other file.
I'll see if I can find it.
Anyway, if you XP installation is still present, then this will allow you to boot them machine off of the floppy. It's pretty cool.
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Old 08-12-2004, 10:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If your CD ROM is not working, go to www.microsoft.com or www.bootdisk.com and you can make get XP boot disk on something like 6 floppy disks.
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