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Windows SBS 2003 - NTDETECT failed

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I have a Dell PowerEdge 2900 server.  It was running Windows SBS 2003.  When I tried booting the server this afternoon I received the following message:

NTDETECT failed

From my brief search of the web I know this is a serious error.  The server does not have an internal floppy drive; I do however have an external usb floppy drive.  I am trying to avoid a total system rebuild.  Is there a way to recover the necessary system files?  

Many thanks in advance!

CecilAdmin
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