XP Boot Problem


My Machine was set up with two hard drives Drive 1 was the original drive from my computer and had C: and my windows 98 setup on it. Drive 2 I added and installed WinXP on it with the dual boot option to choose 98 or XP. I finally descided to let go of 98 and reformat Drive 1 so that I could use it in a different computer. Now however, I can't get my computer to boot from Drive 2 that has my XP install on it. I keep getting the error NTLDR is missing. I know that's the XP boot loader. I've gone in with the XP install disk and tried to used the Repair tools to bypass this useing the bootcfg command but nothing seems to help. How do I get this drive to boot without completely reinstalling XP? (There's some data that I don't want to loose and I don't want to have to deal with the activation nonsense) Can anybody help me? Thanks.
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  2. Thanks,

    I was searching all over the Microsoft Knowledge base for this info and couldn't find it. I guess I was useing the wrong keywords. Thanks again. It's all fixed
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