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Old 01-30-2007, 08:54 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I have 1 partition.
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Old 01-30-2007, 09:15 PM   #22 (permalink)
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before I give you this tool let me know what your boot order is in the bios
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:35 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Ok, it goes HD, CDROM, Removable, Disabled.
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:47 PM   #24 (permalink)
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try this

http://www.sendspace.com/file/l5fyig
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:55 PM   #25 (permalink)
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one prob, I dont have a floppy drive.
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:57 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I have a WD HD if that helps any.
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Old 01-30-2007, 11:00 PM   #27 (permalink)
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http://www.tinyempire.com/notes/ntld...computer_doesn't_have_a_floppy_drive?[/url]

http://www.tinyempire.com/notes/files/fixntldriso.zip

have your computer alway been like this or just lately?
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Have you tried a windows repair yet by chance?

XP Repair install

Please read carefully and make sure you followed the warning links before initiating the Repair Install. You can print a text version for reference. repair.txt

Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console). I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".
Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, END setup. After the reboot read Warning#2!
Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.


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have you set the cd drive to be the frist boot device, put the cd in, and then let it boot, then go back in the bios and change the boot order back to the hard drive?
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I have spinrite 6.0 which is an amazing tool

if this problem just started happening, he can run it to fix his problem.
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I have spinrite 6.0 which is an amazing tool

if this problem just started happening, he can run it to fix his problem.
I've used spinrite before, helped out BIG with a startup issue on a windows 2000 machine
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