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I have replaced a HD in my sons pc. the old one had died.
I can't get it to boot up. I have loaded xp pro sp2 on the new HD on a
different pc.
it looks as though although the HD is being detected by BIOS I can never get
it to boot up and am getting ntldr is missing error messages as well as the
odd blue screen and HAL.dll missing on other occasions.
it tries to boot from cd but never actually does.
have tried using setup disks to no avail
also can't get a cmd prompt to do chkdisk but could be doing that wrong as I
have never really done dos!
Have tried modifying the boot ini using the catch all boot disks flying
about but not having any luck whatsoever with it and have ran out of ideas.
any help appreciated

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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    You need to run windows setup on the pc it's going to run on so the correct
    hardware detection will take place.

    To do a clean install boot the Windows XP install CD-Rom. When you get to
    the point, delete the existing NTFS and or other partitions found. After you
    delete the partition(s) abort the install, then again restart the pc booting
    the CD-Rom to avoid unexpected drive letter assignments with your new
    install.

    Be sure to apply SP2 or at least these two below to your new install before
    connecting to any network.
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=049c9dbe-3b8e-4f30-8245-9e368d3cdb5a&displaylang=en

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-043.mspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-049.mspx

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    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect

    "dddddave" wrote:
    |I have replaced a HD in my sons pc. the old one had died.
    | I can't get it to boot up. I have loaded xp pro sp2 on the new HD on a
    | different pc.
    | it looks as though although the HD is being detected by BIOS I can never
    get
    | it to boot up and am getting ntldr is missing error messages as well as
    the
    | odd blue screen and HAL.dll missing on other occasions.
    | it tries to boot from cd but never actually does.
    | have tried using setup disks to no avail
    | also can't get a cmd prompt to do chkdisk but could be doing that wrong as
    I
    | have never really done dos!
    | Have tried modifying the boot ini using the catch all boot disks flying
    | about but not having any luck whatsoever with it and have ran out of
    ideas.
    | any help appreciated
    |
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    | ddddddave
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    |
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Just some thoughts/ questions,

    what kind of hd is it?
    did you format it to be a boot drive?
    are the jumpers, if any, set right?
    is it plugged in right? (ie, primary master)
    does BIOS detect it?
    is it a supported drive by the computer your putting it in? (ie ATA
    100, 133 etc...)
    is the boot order set right in BIOS?
    have you cleared/ reset DMI pool by removing the CMOS battery or
    whatever method this PC uses?

    lastly, I never could install windows on one PC then stick the hard
    drive in another PC and expect it to work. something to do with
    copyrights....
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    In news:42c9bb85$0$2065$ed2e19e4@ptn-nntp-reader04.plus.net,
    dddddave <dddddave@gmail.com> had this to say:

    My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

    > I have replaced a HD in my sons pc. the old one had died.
    > I can't get it to boot up. I have loaded xp pro sp2 on the new HD on a
    > different pc.
    > it looks as though although the HD is being detected by BIOS I can
    > never get it to boot up and am getting ntldr is missing error
    > messages as well as the odd blue screen and HAL.dll missing on other
    > occasions. it tries to boot from cd but never actually does.
    > have tried using setup disks to no avail
    > also can't get a cmd prompt to do chkdisk but could be doing that
    > wrong as I have never really done dos!
    > Have tried modifying the boot ini using the catch all boot disks
    > flying about but not having any luck whatsoever with it and have ran
    > out of ideas. any help appreciated
    >
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    Chances are you need a repair installation and then to update it.


    How to perform an inplace upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315341

    Galen
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    "But there are always some lunatics about. It would be a dull world
    without them."

    Sherlock Holmes
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    "needlove" <needlove@aw.are> wrote in message
    news:%23W89tGPgFHA.1412@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Just some thoughts/ questions,
    >

    > what kind of hd is it?

    western digital

    > did you format it to be a boot drive?

    Yes on the other pc using the software that came with the hard drive

    > are the jumpers, if any, set right?

    Yes

    > is it plugged in right? (ie, primary master)
    Think so, how do i check?

    > does BIOS detect it?
    Bios sees it and have confirmed via auto detect

    > is it a supported drive by the computer your putting it in? (ie ATA 100,
    > 133 etc...)

    it is IDE

    > is the boot order set right in BIOS?

    SEEMS SO floppy>cdrom> HD

    > have you cleared/ reset DMI pool by removing the CMOS battery or whatever
    > method this PC uses?

    Never done that before
    >
    > lastly, I never could install windows on one PC then stick the hard drive
    > in another PC and expect it to work. something to do with copyrights....

    A last resort, beside i'd pulled all my hair out!
    >
    >
    >
    >
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    "dddddave" <dddddave@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:42c9bb85$0$2065$ed2e19e4@ptn-nntp-reader04.plus.net...
    >I have replaced a HD in my sons pc. the old one had died.
    > I can't get it to boot up. I have loaded xp pro sp2 on the new HD on a
    > different pc.
    > it looks as though although the HD is being detected by BIOS I can never
    > get
    > it to boot up and am getting ntldr is missing error messages as well as
    > the
    > odd blue screen and HAL.dll missing on other occasions.
    > it tries to boot from cd but never actually does.
    > have tried using setup disks to no avail
    > also can't get a cmd prompt to do chkdisk but could be doing that wrong as
    > I have never really done dos!
    > Have tried modifying the boot ini using the catch all boot disks flying
    > about but not having any luck whatsoever with it and have ran out of
    > ideas.
    > any help appreciated
    >
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    > ddddddave
    >
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    >
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    >

    it was the cdrom that wasn't working!!!
    it was looking for ntldr on the cd and that was as far as I could get it to
    go!!!!!

    does anyone know the NG for replacing hair follicles?

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  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    In news:42cc5c36$0$28473$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader01.plus.net,
    dddddave <dddddave@gmail.com> had this to say:

    My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

    > it was the cdrom that wasn't working!!!
    > it was looking for ntldr on the cd and that was as far as I could get
    > it to go!!!!!
    >
    > does anyone know the NG for replacing hair follicles?

    alt.binary.hairclub.for.men (Okay, so I'm making that up really.)

    Galen
    --

    "But there are always some lunatics about. It would be a dull world
    without them."

    Sherlock Holmes
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