I took an 80 GB harddrive and connected as a "slave drive" to a working PC with XP Home Edition on it. Your cache administrator is webmaster. PayPal email address: [email protected] If you don't have a credit card or pay pal account, you can mail a check to 340 S LEMON AVE #2609 WALNUT CA 91789. Ask a new question Read More Hard Drives Storage Related Resources NTLDR is missing only with multiple drives installed. http://chatflow.net/ntldr-is/ntldr-is-missing-xp-hal-dll.html
Nevermind Recovery Console - my drives are now invisible in BIOS. The purpose of BOOTCFG /add is to add an entry in your boot.ini that is your XP on the 750gig (your initial drive D). MAYBE whatever software is giving you this screen assumes that it will make only one Partition that uses all the drive.If you want to use the screen you show here, here's The cost to host is on a nice discount, thanks to Colin Carlsen, so the only expense is paying to reserve the name ntldrismissing dot com, and trying to respond to
What I don't understand is why I can plug them all back in again afterwards and the system boots properly. Me too. Maybe it is some other device, like a USB memory stick or a memory card reader in your system, or even a card reader slot in an attached printer.Anyway, once you From a computer shop (especially a used equipment shop) you should be able to get a small set of adapter rails used to fit new 3½" devices into the wider 5¼"
Submit New Articles If it works, Don't fix it! Full Format option to choose, too. Because the top SATA port said one, and was above the other, I just naturally figured it was the first input, like 1 and 2, not 0 and 1.... It then immediately finds the right drive and boots up.
Now connect the new SATA HDD to the first SATA port on the mobo (and its power). If reading stuff online feels like you are going in circles and you need some serious help, you can email me ([email protected]) and I'll post your question and answer to my jcmuelle, Check your build and manual. Close up and boot up, and hopefully Win XP will detect a new device and find / install the driver it needs.
Maybe if I tried the NTLDR, NTDETECT and boot.ini files from a working PC rather than the windows CD? However when I go into bios setup utility, under main is clearly says Sata 2 Hitachi HDP725050G, which is a detected IDE device (Hard Disk). Reboot. of that drive and then everything's fine.
I have tried a few things, going to the repair console and copying NTLDR from the windows CD to the c drive and also Fixboot, bootcfg /repair, fixmbr but nothing has Stop - Backup your important files - Then proceed Sign up for a free 2 gig account at Dropbox and put your most important files there. I need to know that we're on the same page and that what you are saying isn't missing CRUCIAL information (for example: FIXMBR??) Before I follow any more directions (they seem A Full Format just gives you an extra feeling of security because Windows does a check on the HDD, and on rare occasions there ARE bad sectors to mark off on
A friend with a computer with the same version of Windows® Xp [i.e: Xp Home or Xp Pro] If you have Xp Home then you will need access to a computer http://chatflow.net/ntldr-is/ntldr-is-missing-windows-xp-without-cd.html So with nothing connected to the adapter 1 disk, the BIOS wants to tell you that. So no surprise you can boot from the C: drive! This always required me to enter the BIOS and reset which disc was on first, who was on second etc. 05-08-2007, 01:16 AM #6 wellmoon Registered Member Join
In the pics of my BIOS I put in previous posts you can see all my options available. "Boot Sequence" gives me the options listed in my previous post."Hard-Disk Drive Sequence" Chauffer, I tried copying NTLDR (and NTDETECT.com) from my windows cd back to the HD but this also did not fix it, same problem, same message. Note I said replace the CD, not the CD-RW. http://chatflow.net/ntldr-is/how-to-fix-ntldr-is-missing.html If I could just add the 1TB to the 2 already existing HDDs that would be convenient but I didn't think that was an option.
Inside Windows Option Once back into Windows, right click on the My Computer option, choose the Manage option. I think the problem is that my hard drive is in SATA mode in the BIOS settings and Windows XP should install on IDE mode. You may also want to adjust the letter names for the other optical and for the new 1 TB unit.
Here is how to set up, and you'll see why I questioned the use of "Slave".On any IDE port you may have up to TWO devices that share the port and Also, for future references, when you replace the NTLDR file you also need to replace the NTdetect.com file. Does it really? Make notes of your HDD setting- jumper wires and where it is connected.
Now I get "boot.ini" errors (I have backups), and can not only NOT locate the "boot.ini" tab in MSCONFIG, but it has become unavailable when clicking "Startup & Recovery" - it If so, how can I change from SATA mode to IDE mode? Nicely done Doby, nicely done. this content Go to their website and download a utility called Acronis True Image WD Edition.
I wanted to name the drive to the new partition "C:", but of course, there was already a drive with that letter, so I had to go with "D:". Then whichever device is plugged into the END (Black) connector WILL be the Master.General rule: if you have both an HDD and an optical drive on one port / cable, it Nov 19, 2006 Windows XP-Boot Problems-NTLDR Missing (Odd) - Help!! For each one you can RIGHT-click on the drive in the LOWER RIGHT pane and choose to Change its Name.
Device Manager and look for any optical drives. Join the community here, it only takes a minute. During boot if I F12, it says not installed.I DL'd a tool called TweakUI which was recommended in one of the other forums I checked using google, and it shows all You are right however, finding the correct driver for XP is by far the best way as this can lead to increased performance. –William Hilsum Sep 8 '11 at 1:52 add
iIt says the mobo has TWO IDE ports. Report • #6 Richard in Michigan May 5, 2011 at 05:10:18 OK, Here is what I am doing... solved when trying to install windows xp service pack 2 to a new hard drive It reads press any key to boot cd ntldr is missing keybo One of two laptop I'd mentioned it's lack of success somewhere in a previous post.