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Upgrading HDD From 40GB To 160 GB

Have a Emachines T1450 With 40GB HDD, 256mb RAM, 64MB VGA Card, CD RW/DVD ROM Drive, I Have Installed 2X 512MB Ram Modules, GeForce FX5200 128MB Graphics card, but when upgrading HDD to 160 GB WD Caviar PATA (40GB PATA Originally Installed) I can format, Partition and install windows via Windows XP CD, when install finnishes and pc tries to boot from HDD error message reads ntldr is missing press ctrl-alt-del, (Which Doesn't work, holding down power button is all that restarts), I have looked around for solutions and have tried making a floppy with 'ntldr' 'boot.ini' and 'ntdetect.com' and copied it to C: root directory using recovery console, but to no avail, I know it is something to do with high capacity PATA HDD's but I would really like to sort this if possible, I have Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools but since I cannot get into Windows it is useless, This Emachines PC has a 1.5ghz processor and I have tried the 160 GB on another PC and all is fine, I have even installed another 40GB HDD on it and that works fine too, Please if anyone could help I would be greatful, and of course have learned something in the process, I have been formatting the HDD NTFS (The slow option) and have had no luck (6 Times Tried) Any Thoughts Welcome. RGK!

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    This post has been resolved here is the link to the problem being resolved by the great techsperts over at cdfreaks.com, fast responses to my problems, thanks again to themhttp://club.cdfreaks.com/f7/160gb-hdd-wd...
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  1. Use the Windows XP Setup disks to restart the computer, or use the Windows XP CD-ROM to restart the computer.
  2. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to repair the Windows XP installation.
  3. Press C to repair the Windows XP installation by using the Recovery Console.
  4. Type the number that corresponds to the Windows installation that you want to repair, and then press ENTER. For example, type 1, and then press ENTER.
  5. Type the Administrator password, and then press ENTER.
  6. Type map, and then press ENTER. Note the drive letter that is assigned to the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD-ROM.
  7. Type the following commands, pressing ENTER after you type each one, where drive is the drive letter that you typed in step 4 of "Method 2: Use the Recovery Console," of this article: copy drive:\i386\ntldr c:\

    copy drive:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\If you are prompted to overwrite the file, type y, and then press ENTER.

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