HD fails to boot

Discussion in 'hardware' started by nichos, Sep 9, 2010.

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  1. nichos

    nichos Registered Member

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    I am having a bad run of failing to boot HDs.

    After trying to repair the spare Sata W.Digital HD it will again NOT Boot on its own, but boots with a boot floppy program called "fixntldr.exe" I found here:-

    Simple "ntldr is missing" fix with boot floppy, CD-R, or USB flash

    Somehow I blew it & ended up with 2 Wins XP, as shown below in HD Manager, one in E primary & another in J logical shown in image below.

    Can I delete the J logical partition?.

    Can anybody see a way of getting this HD to boot on its own.

    If I go in Safe Mode is there anything I can do to change things.
     

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    nichos Registered Member

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    Hoorrayyyy, done it.

    Managed to get in command mode using BARTE CD & applied these two:-

    copy K:\i386\ntldr C:\ (where K is the CDD letter)
    copy K:\i386\ntdetect.com C:\

    when I was directed to :- http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
     
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