Cerd_Fen Posted May 7, 2007 Report Share Posted May 7, 2007 I just came home from college. Brought my computer. It was working perfectly fine about an hour before packing up for home. The computer rode home with me in the front of the car, as it didn't fit anywhere else. When I got it all plugged up at home, it gave me an error: "ntldr is missing" assumedly after running the POST. I tried using the solution [link=http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htm]here[/link] under "Windows XP users" involving copying the broken files from the Windows XP CD. (With changes to my appropriate drive letters, of course.) My computer is formatted into three partitions. An empty c:\ drive, Windows XP on the d:\ drive, extra data on the e:\ drive, and the CD on the f:\ drive. After running that copy fix... my computer no longer recognizes my d:\ as a windows drive, and thus cannot boot up. I would simply install a second Windows copy onto the empty drive, and try to fix things from there, but the paper I have with the windows XP key is missing, and I had the information archived in my Gmail account, but Gmail decided to mysteriously delete all by my few most recent letters in my inbox. I need to know a fix for how to get my computer to recognize d:\ as a windows boot drive again, or I need to find a way to recover my CD key from that partition. Also. My computer uses an SATA hard drive, and none of the other computers in this household have SATA compatable motherboards. However, I -would- be able to rip a hard drive out of one of the other computers, and probably set it up as the primary hard drive in my computer, boot in safe mode Windows from that hard drive, if I needed to do that as part of the fix. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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