bootcfg /scan, no windows installations found.

Posted on 2006-05-12
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Started with NTLDR is missing, further inspection using bootcfg /scan says no Windows installations found. Can I recover windows without losing everything?
Question by:rwhitne
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    First I would try to recover any critical user data.  Create a offline XP boot cd, using The Ultimate Bood CD 4 windows:
    And using that, copy off your critical data to another drive or use the cd burning application etc.

    You can TRY a XP Repair Install, using your XP startup cd.  You may end up having to re-install everything.

    No guarantees on the repair install, but it may allow you back in.
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    you can go here get the and place the contents of it onto a floppy drive and boot or a cd if it doesnt have one. Ive seen this error before though and it was a HD about to go I reinstalled to a different folder without formating so windows default folder is /windows I installed it to /window just to get in only to find that almost all the files from the previous install were gone.  Not gone really they were still reading out when you asked for the disk space but gone when trying to access them.  I tried everything under the sun to recover to no avail ended up taking what I managed to save reformating the drive hoping it didnt happen again because the customer wouldnt listen when i tould them they needed a new drive.
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    Thanks rwhitne.  Did you get access to your data with the Ultimate Boot CD 4 Windows?

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