Boot.ini on wrong partition following re-install
Posted on 2007-10-19
I've recently reformatted and reinstalled my Windows XP system.
Prior to the reinstall my primary IDE drive had 2 partitions on it, a C partition and an F partition. The F partition was just a data storage section, the C partition was the system boot partition.
During the Windows XP installation in has the setup program delete the existing C partition, and create a new partition in the now unallocated space. It titled that C: and proceed to install Windows. Everything worked fine, and I have a booting, fully functional system.
The problem is that it has placed the boot.ini, and ntldr files into the F partition.
Computer Management shows the C partition is a Boot partition, and the F partition is a System partition.
Is there anyway I can get these boot files back on the C drive, so I have a completely self-contained operating system? If I just move the files I know the system will not boot.