ntldr: fatal error 9473 reading boot.ini

August 15, 2010 at 10:07:55
Specs: Windows XP
when i turn laptop on only reads ntldr: fatal error 9473 reading boot.ini tryed starting with acer recovery disks only makes it to disk 2 then reads application error 29005 write sector failure result=1,drive=0,sectors any suggestions? thanks

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August 15, 2010 at 10:36:21
... google search tells me maybe "naff" harddrive, failing!

... not sure if acer uses "ghost" in any of its recovery image(s) this bios and switch fix maybe a solution to some(?)

... this post shows "D2D" recovery for Acer.


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Grrrr... ...im

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August 15, 2010 at 13:21:37
trailing in on Mavis's advice... at this stage I'd seriously go after safegurading data - first ; before trying to fix anything..

Boot with a Linux variant disk and copy all files, pics etc to external media (DVD, another HD etc.); and verify those copies are tyruly accessible one at least one other system - before proceeding to resolve the actual problem(s) as posted...

knoppix.com, ubuntu.com both have free ISO downlaods which save to a HD; then burn to a DVD; boot etc. with that DVD...

Also there is Barts PE to same end (I think I've got its name right...). It's also out there as an ISO download etc...

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