BIG W2K TROUBLE.....
Posted on 2002-06-26
This is a challenge. First, I'm working with W2K. Now I bought some extra RAM (256MB, Pc100 from Crucial) for my slow (64 MB, 600 Mhz Celeron) Presario comp. I had to reinstall W2K for Windows to recognize it. I go to Windows Explorer and now I have Windows on my C (NTFS) & D (FAT32)drives. I figure that I don't need the one on drive C (origional, system install, newly installed drive D is the boot) anymore so I format it completely (now, I realize was a big mistake). I restart it and I get the Bios boot and then it goes to "NTLDR is missing. Press CTL+ALT+DEL" I do this and it's a loop because it keeps happening. I have tried to use the W2K Start-up Disk but I get "DISK I/O Error". The comp used to have W98 on it so I use it's start up disk. Nothing but a command prompt. I try to install W2K from my CD-ROM (Drive E) but the system don't recognize it (the CD drive). I have a company laptop that I can recreate boot disks from (haven't tried though, it runs win NT 4.0). I also have the W2K CD contents zipped up on the "D" drive. What are my options? What can I do? Do I have to get another HD? Please, please, please, please, please, pleezzzeee (crying) help me. (firstname.lastname@example.org)