ntldr replaced, but still asking for it in bios

  second best 14:04 12 Jan 2004

hi all, i had a previous thread but it was getting long. anyway this is a new development so i hope we can ppick it up from here. i have two hdd. one went bad about three or four weeks ago, so i installed my os on my second drive so i could check the other out. never found the problem so copied my docs to new drive, and formatted the other. then wehn i tried t oboot using the 2nd drive, my ntldr file was missing. i have had this prob before so knew what to odo. however, this hasnt worked. i have copied the filed over using the recovery console: copy x:\i386\ ntldr and the other ntdetect but it is still asking me for ntldr in bios and the new drive wont boot. im tired. i have installed os on the original drive that went bad, and, well, here i am. i have also managed to aquire three boot options which are three versions of the os - xp pro. what have i done, or can i do. i want to fix the other drive so it will boot. ui have maxed out my install times and i cant activate on the new installtion.

  franki3 16:25 12 Jan 2004

Did you remenber to copy over the boot.ini file which is a hidden file

  second best 16:27 13 Jan 2004

no. where is it hidden. what do i need to do?

  second best 17:02 13 Jan 2004

i have tried to oedit the boot.ini file n my D drive. the one that i cant boot frm, but there doenst seems to be any info there. i have followd instructions to edit the boot.ini file on my C drive using cmd in th erun command. when i type: edit boot.ini nothing apears except the blank blue dos screen, where as if i do it with my C drive, i get access to the boot.ini file. would this mean that the boot.ini file may be missing on my D drive, thus not allowing it to boot???

  reaths 18:38 13 Jan 2004

formatted slave drive with XP using master with 98
on it,tried to install slave as master NTLDR missing fault.NTLDR is from 98 & 95.Booted with
98 cd rom then did XP installation from 98 no problems.you can also use XP floppy as this is on this

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