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NTLDR file missing

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September 19, 2013 7:30:40 AM

Davidchase - you have a PM and this latest post from you, cribbed from Cipher in a post over at Majorgeeks means it's now quite urgent that you respond to me, quickly, please.

Tom's does not support plagiarism in any form!

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September 23, 2013 9:22:06 AM

Enter Windows XP Recovery Console.

When you reach the command prompt (detailed in Step 6 in the link above), type the following two commands, pressing Enter after each one:

copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\
In the command listed above, d represents the drive letter assigned to the optical drive that your Windows XP CD is currently in. While this is most often d, your system could assign a different letter. Also, c:\ represents the root folder of the partition that Windows XP is currently installed on. Again, this is most often the case but your system could be different.

If you're prompted to overwrite either of the two files, press Y.

Take out the Windows XP CD, type exit and then press Enter to restart your PC.

Assuming that missing or corrupt versions of the NTLDR and/or Ntdetect.com files were your only issues, Windows XP should now start normally.
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September 23, 2013 9:22:48 AM

Enter Windows XP Recovery Console.

When you reach the command prompt (detailed in Step 6 in the link above), type the following two commands, pressing Enter after each one:

copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\
In the command listed above, d represents the drive letter assigned to the optical drive that your Windows XP CD is currently in. While this is most often d, your system could assign a different letter. Also, c:\ represents the root folder of the partition that Windows XP is currently installed on. Again, this is most often the case but your system could be different.

If you're prompted to overwrite either of the two files, press Y.

Take out the Windows XP CD, type exit and then press Enter to restart your PC.

Assuming that missing or corrupt versions of the NTLDR and/or Ntdetect.com files were your only issues, Windows XP should now start normally.
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