NTLDR not found!!!



ASP
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
I have samsung HDD.Since i attached my HDD to my friend's Pc, i am not
able to boot my HDD. Tried re-installing WinXP. But it gives error
"NTLDR not found".
I have tried the following things:
1>re-partition and re-install.
2>fixboot and fixmbr.
3>copy ntldr c: copy ntdetect.com c:
4>was not able to check boot.ini.
5>Flased CMOS by taking off the cell for some time.
I am not sure if its IDE data cable problem, but the same data cable
worked.
And the best part. I took the same HDD to my friend's system and
installed WinXP with same WinXP CD, and i got installed and worked
fine. Back to my system, it again gives the same error.
P.S.: there is some geometry problem in the first sector of the HDD
which makes Win98se installion not possible.
Please suggest the reason for still geting the error>
Thanks in advance.


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Pegasus \(MVP\)
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
"ASP" <ASP.1p86xn@> wrote in message
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>
> I have samsung HDD.Since i attached my HDD to my friend's Pc, i am not
> able to boot my HDD. Tried re-installing WinXP. But it gives error
> "NTLDR not found".
> I have tried the following things:
> 1>re-partition and re-install.
> 2>fixboot and fixmbr.
> 3>copy ntldr c: copy ntdetect.com c:
> 4>was not able to check boot.ini.
> 5>Flased CMOS by taking off the cell for some time.
> I am not sure if its IDE data cable problem, but the same data cable
> worked.
> And the best part. I took the same HDD to my friend's system and
> installed WinXP with same WinXP CD, and i got installed and worked
> fine. Back to my system, it again gives the same error.
> P.S.: there is some geometry problem in the first sector of the HDD
> which makes Win98se installion not possible.
> Please suggest the reason for still geting the error>
> Thanks in advance.
>
>
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> ASPPosted from http://www.pcreview.co.uk/ newsgroup access
>

As you suggested, you may have a drive geometry problem.
I suggest you try the various options that the BIOS gives you
for your drive geometry (LBA, Large etc).


NTLDR not found!!!