|... good point "trvlr" I can'nt try it on my system as I have stuff in my boot record that needs to be "as is"|
... after booting from my usb stick and searching for specific files to rebuild I drew a blank but it still might be worth a try as it uses mini xp os
... "dara012" seems to be still skirting the issue as to whether or not he has managed the usb boot senario
... I know that I had to tinker about in my bios altering this and that to boot first from usb device + enable other device seek and enabled legacy support aswell as tapping other keys @ bootup I selected usbcdrom as first device which done the trick for me
... anyway this is worth a try after booting from usb stick with all the "guff" from the links above on the stick and selecting "mini xp"
... when it loads to its desktop open the command prompt and type:
COPY C:\I386\NTLDR C:\
COPY C:\I386\NTDETECT.COM C:\
[press enter] after each command line
... if the files are toast in the i386 folder you may be able to find them from another source
... anyway let us know how you get on "dara012"
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