NTLDR issues (SP1 - SP2)

June 3, 2009 at 23:42:38
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP1
Hi all,

Have a problem with a machine running XP Pro SP1. A guy installed a 3G modem, rebooted, and started getting the NTLDR missing msg.

I tried running Recovery Console, fixboot, fixmbr, manual copy of NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM etc, my question is...

Would the fact that I'm using a SP2 disc to run recovery console mean that the NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM files I'm copying over are incompatible?

The only way I know the machine is XP PRO SP1, is that when I booted with ERD to see if I could access files, it could not attach to the OS and it was unsupported.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I would do a format and manually backup/restore files, but there is software running on the PC which the user does not have CD's for. Thanks.


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June 4, 2009 at 00:34:26
You can try these.
How to fix: NTLDR is missing, press any key to restart.

Or, it may be easier this way.

Avira AntiVir Rescue System

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June 4, 2009 at 00:51:16
Nice link there cheers. Skeptical of these ISO boot fixes, as I've got burnt before. What exactly does it do?? From what i can gather it replaces system files and write a new bootsector, which I've done already. i'll give it a shot tho as I'm at my wits end. Will post results.


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