Re: Can't boot from XP dixk

On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 14:32:00 -0500, metspitzer <kilowatt@xxxxxxxxxxx>

On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 11:17:08 -0800 (PST), Eric
<eric@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Jan 15, 6:27 pm, metspitzer <kilow...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I formatted my hard drive in another machine and have it in my
computer.  I want to boot from XP and install it to the hard drive.

When I boot, I get the error.......NTLDR missing.

I know the boot disk works because I tried it in another machine.

The machine acts like it doesn't try to read the CD.

I guess the next thing to try is swap CD readers?


Maybe the info on this page will help you find a fix -

NTLDR is Missing -

PC Buyer Beware!

Thanks, I searched for the error and the suggestions.

Even if my hard drive is not installed properly, I know I have a
valid boot CD in my computer.

The first boot option in the bios is set to boot to CD.

I guess I could unplug my hard drive.

If this works, I won't have anywhere to install the OS too, but I can
at least be able to tell if the problem in the drive.


Unplugging the hard drive allowed the computer to boot to CD. what can I do? I want to install the OS to the drive I
have to disconnect to allow a boot.

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