Boot problem

  Blubottle 15:45 06 Jan 2007

I have a boot problem with a pc belonging to a friend. During boot sequence the process stops after the 2nd black screen and informs me that NTLDR is missing and it will go no futher.
All this has happened whilst a second hdd was being fitted as a slave, I have retraced all action's but now I'm stuck. any advice please.
O/S XP home, celeron 2.4, 512K ram, Hitachi deskstar 160 Gig Hdd

  VoG II 15:47 06 Jan 2007
  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:51 06 Jan 2007

NTLDR Missing
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If you have FAT32 partitions, it is much simpler than with NTFS. Just boot with a Win98 floppy and copy the NTLDR or NTDETECT.COM files from the i386 directory to the root of the C:\ drive.

Insert and boot from your Windows XP CD. At the first R=Repair option, press the R key Press the number that corresponds to the correct location for the installation of Windows you want to repair. Typically this will be #1 Enter in the administrator password when requested Enter in the following commands (X: is replaced by the actual drive letter that is assigned to the CD ROM drive) COPY X:\i386\NTLDR C\: COPY X:\i386\NTDETECT.COM C:\ Take out the CD ROM and type exit

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