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Old 01-17-2005, 09:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Problems installing XP - NTLDR


I went and uninstalled SP2 as some programmes were not working as good since I had it installed. After SP2 was uninstalled I get a crash and ‘NTLDR not found’ as I try and boot.

Tried ‘fixboot’ & ‘fixmbr’ but no joy, so I have just gone for a format and a clean install.

Problem is when I try and format the disc as NTFS the process crashes half way through the format, even in quick format. I did get a BSOD with –


Cdfs.sys – Address F86BB00B base at F86B6000, date stamp 3b7de20e

So I tried it as FAT32 and it went through the process okay and loaded in XP, but whenever I try and install a driver or a program it crashes !!

I had tried both XP Home and Pro, both had the same problem and both are legitimate copies.

So I just went and formatted again but this time loaded in my old Windows ME disc, and everything works fine.

Anyone got any ideas why this would be.

Any help would be much appreciated

Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 2
Asrock K7S41GX Motherboard AGP 8X, FSB 400, DDR 400
Intergrated Audio
ATI Radeon 9200SE 128MB
512 DDR RAM DDR333
AMD XP2500 CPU 333 Mhz ( BARTON )
80gb Western Digital SD WD800JB-00JJA0 - 7200rpm Hard Drive
80gb Maxtor 6Y080L0 Plus 9 - 7200rpm Hard Drive
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Old 01-17-2005, 09:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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either try another disc or use the same disc on a different machine

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Try reading these two hints:
Troubleshooting Windows XP Setup
Actually the second one is a LIST of possible hints consering the NTLDR, you just have to take you pick as to which one is yours. Liz
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Old 01-17-2005, 12:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you have bad ram. test your ram in another machine. test your video card too (the address looks like the physical ram though. the reason it probably work in ME is because ME doesn't use much ram
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