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Win2000 missing NTLDR

i tried a few suggestions i found online. like copying it from the win2000 cd to the system root and that didnt work.
eventually i installed a second copy of win2000 but to a different folder so that i could boot in2 windows.

is there anyway i can fix the original version of windows,
i know i can uninstall teh 2nd version by booting up with the win2000 cd seleting setup and then removing a previously installed version then exiting when it asks me do i want to install a new version..

thanks pete
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There is a lot you can do. If you will boot from the Windows 2000 CD you will take you to a place where you can do a repair. This is where you press the letter R and then the program will exam the files and locate your OS. It will then look at the files and will try to repair any damaged files. (hopefully NTLDR). This is the file that loads NT Operating System. I would also suggest you install the control console to help troubleshoot any startup problem. After repairing system type in the run area "Click Start, click Run, and then type CD-ROM drive letter:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons in the Open box, where CD-ROM drive letter is the drive letter assigned to your CD-ROM drive.Click OK, follow the instructions on the screen to finish Setup, and then restart your computer. This will install the windows recovery console which is a great tool to help in many probles. Most of this information comes from the Microsoft site. A great resource center for any windows problem.

thanks for the replies.
blue zee, altho i didnt try ur exact answer it lead me 2 another article which allowed me simply fix the problem. i edited my boot.ini file to load the original winnt installation and then was able 2 delete the old one. during the installation of the 2nd one it must have fixed ntldr file.


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