couldn't open drive multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partiti

  sexyshari 10:03 08 Oct 2004

I set about installing Win XP pro back on my computer. All was going well, I deleted the existing partitions, selected to create a new one, and setup proceded to format the hard drive and setup windows.

I got to the point where setup restarts the PC the first time.

The PC started up fine with the Compaq splash screen appearing, followed by the "Press any key to boot from CD" message.

I didn't press anything, so to let the setup continue but horror! An error message popped up:

couldn't open drive multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)

NTLDR: couldn't open drive multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)

I didn't have a clue what this meant, but as soon as I pressed anything the PC restarted, and got back to the "Press any key to boot from CD" message again - If I don't do this then the NTLDR message reappears, but if I press a key, it goes back into Windows setup.

So I am in a vicious loop unable to do anything!!

I've searched the net for some answers but don't really know what to do??

  smokingbeagle² 11:47 08 Oct 2004

click here|Microsoft%20Windows%20XP%20Professiona%20l&source=15U1-1001A-WWEN.xml&dt=21"%20target="_blank">click here

  smokingbeagle² 11:54 08 Oct 2004

"click here|Microsoft%20Windows%20XP%20Professiona%20l&source=15U1-1001A-WWEN.xml&dt=21"%20target="_blank">click here"

  smokingbeagle² 12:06 08 Oct 2004

email me and I'll send you the PDF as an attachment. Worth reading to check that you've not missed something.

  pj123 12:37 08 Oct 2004

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