worst ntldr problem ever
Posted on 2006-05-20
I have the worst ntldr problem i've ever had. My computer went out after installing logmein (beware everyone)...when I restarted, the computer would loop boot, just restarting without getting to windows at all. since I backed up my drive (I even backed it up after this crisis by plugging it into my other computer), I figured I'd just reinstall. Why not. So, I try to reinstall, boot to the OEM windows xp home SP2 disk, and when it gets to rebooting to start the windows installation, it says the "ntldr is missing, press ctrl+alt+del to restart" error. So, I tred everything in the following threads, including replacing ntldr, ntdetect.com, fixboot, fixmbr, reformat and reinstall, even changing the cable and hard drive itself. Nothing. Then, I grab an old 100GB drive off of my shelf, plug it in, install to that, and it is working. I know the drive is ok because it is seen by the computer. It is a Seagate 300gb Barracuda drive. I think I might install it onto my new drive and drive clone to the other drive. Any other ideas? Should I be worried about my 300gb drive going south on me? Let me know...