Booting up problem

Posted on 2011-05-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I recently had my internal HDD reformatted at FRY's because something corrupted my Windowx XP OS. I used Ghost to reload a backup of an earlier complete image and it took several hours but I think everything is back in there the problem is that when I start the machine it says - ; no bootable partition found.  NTLDR is missing, press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart.  I have tried this several times but get no result.  What's next?
Question by:camtz
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    I would try booting the computer from your Windows CD.  When the first screen comes up, Press R for recovery console.  Once you get to the C:\windows prompt, type chkdsk c: /r.  This should fix your problem.
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    by:Sikhumbuzo Ntsada
    try booting off an XP cd and select repair to go in command prompt, the issue the following command: c:\fixboot, the logout and reboot.
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    Boot using the Windows XP installation disk, press R. Then type the following commands:
    note : you can test after each command

          BOOTCFG /rebuild

          copy E:\i386\NTLDR c:\
          ATTRIB -arsh ntldr
          copy e:\i386\NTDETECT.COM
          ATTRIB -arsh c:\

    E: should be the location of your CDRom where you have the Windows install disk located.
    and check if those files are in the root :   NTLDR   boot.ini

    Contents of the boot.ini file :
    [boot loader]
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

    check this too for more info :

    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you.  Sorry I haven't had time to get back but this worked.

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