Boot to your Windows XP disk and select R to access the recovery console.
"to repair a windows XP....press R"
Enter the administrator password (blank by default).
Type these commands in:
COPY X:\i386\NTLDR C\:
COPY X:\i386\NTDETECT.COM C:\
where X is the drive letter for your CD drive.
Remove the CD and type exit.
Reboot your machine and see if that has fixed the problem.
hi... I'm having the same issue with my son's computer.. except when I try to copy the files over to the C drive it tells me the file could not be copied.. when I view the contents of the boot disk I do see the files ... help !