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wiktorek01 05-13-2005 05:26 PM

what does NTLDR mean??
when i try to start my computer using only one harddrive which i just installed xp on, it says it cannot find NTLDR.

The_Other_One 05-13-2005 06:43 PM

Re: Ntldr?
NT(the filesystem tipically used by NT, 2000, and XP) LDR(loader)

Sounds like you may have a bad install of XP. I've had similar problems. You could try replacing this file with another, or just reloading XP...

wiktorek01 05-13-2005 06:53 PM

Re: Ntldr?
i solved the problem, i used a recovery disk to instal it in the first place, so i needed the other drive in and boot from that and then it asks me which xp to use so i just choose the new one. It's okay how it is now.


lurkswithin 05-13-2005 08:33 PM

Re: Ntldr?
scary thing there. the xp boot manager is typical for that stuff. What happens is that you have only !(one) boot record now and if that goes out then both drives are screwed up. Spend a few bucks and get a good multi boot manager. Especially if you are removing drives for various reasons.

wiktorek01 05-13-2005 09:21 PM

Re: Ntldr?
i don't get how do i get a boot record on the second drive??

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