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HD reformat i want to reformat my HD but my disk drive won't recognized my Win XP disk (bootable). is there any way to reformat my HD?

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Get Hiren's Boot CD. It has many utilities which includes data recovery, low level format and hard disk partitioning.

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WHAT IS .NTLDR .WIN XP HOME


NTLDR is the file that loads the OS. (It expands to NT Loader - all versions of Windows from WIN NT (Win2K) through XP used this file.) The message could indicate the ntdetect.com is damaged.

First make sure that you do not have a non-boot disc in the floppy or CD drive. Similarly, if your computer can boot from a USB device, unplug flash drives or other USB drives. Make sure that your boot device order is accurate (your C: drive should be first) in the BIOS. (Accessing the BIOS depends on your computer, often you need to repeatedly press F1, Esc, Del, or F10 after turning on the computer. There should be a screen that shows you the correct key.) While you are in the BIOS, make sure that your hard drive is recognized by the machine. If your hard drive isn't recognized, try replacing the data cable with a new cable and switching power connection cable with another from the power supply.

If the hard drive is present, the first solution is to get a bootable CD and copy the files back to your C: drive. You can use a Windows XP install or upgrade disk. For this type of source. Boot to the CD (press any key) and then enter the Repair option (R). Choose your Windows installation and enter your administrator password. Then copy i386ntldr and i386ntdetect.com from the CD (D: or E: drive) to the C: drive. (for example: type "copy d:i386ntldr c:" without the quotes )

The boot information (MBR) could be damaged. In that case, the you'll need the Windows CD to run fixboot and fixmbr from the Recovery Console.

If the above doesn't work, you should try a new hard drive and copy the files to it. Make sure that you format the drive to create a bootable disc. (Use a bootable diskette, if needed.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Oct 28, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Your how to format win7 c drive only and wnat to install xp . plz tell me


If you have a win xp disk you need to put it in the drive then reboot the computer. It will say press any key to boot from cd. Once you boot to the cd it will walk you step by step on installing win xp. Be careful when it comes to the part that asks to format disk because you will lose all data. Make sure you have everything you want to keep backed up on another drive or disks before you reformat.
Good Luck!

Aug 27, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have hp 520 leptop my cd rom is not working and my win xp is currept then i wants install the win xp with bootable pandrive but how make the tha pandrive is bootable-


You have problems.

It is possible to to use a Pen Drive/ Flash drive to load windows XP, but the process is never 100% reliable. You need to have the actual equivalent of the XP system disk, or boot disk, on your pen drive. Even then your system may not recognise the pen drive as a system disk. It works for some but not not for others. If you have your original XP disks, try loading it on the pen drive via another PC. It works best if the pen drive is formatted to NTFS, but may still work on FAT32 format. 2Gb pen is a general good size. Trial and error.

There is reportedly an XP Lite version that is more suited to this, but I am not clear on the details or legalities..

Your only real sensible option is to replace the CDROM. You may wish to upgrade to DVDRAM Drive for a few cents more.

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How to make bootable disk with win xp.iso format?


to answer the first question an Iso file can be burned to disk using the iso
burning function that comes with most burning software. if this file is an operating system then it would automatically be burned as a boot disk and nothing else would be needed. However if this is say service pack 3 and its an iso format then even though your burning it using an iso function it would just be service pack 3 and nothing else a none boo table disk.

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Windows XP infinite loop / boot sector probelms


First open cpu cabinet .
Refix RAM memory .
Pull cmos cell from motherbord for 15 minutes.
Then boot your computer with windows disk then delete all partition of harddisk and then sreate again then format 1 drive and install windows xp.
Try this 3-5 times then it works.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Thanks.

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NTLDR MSSING, how can i solve this?


NTLDR is short for NT loader – a program loaded from the hard drive boot sector that displays the Microsoft Windows NT startup menu and helps Microsoft Windows NT load. So when it goes missing for some reason, your windows cannot load.
Cause:
1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
3. Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file.
4. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
5. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32.
6. New hard disk drive being added.
7. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
9. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable.
if there is attached drive ,remove the drive first before restarting the system if not then if you had access to another computer, copy the NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM which is available from the recovery CD which comes with computer. If you do not have the recovery CD, its available on microsoft site or is available from another computer using the same Operating System (Windows XP ). The location may be C:\i386\ntldr C:\i386\ntdetect.com use a bootable disc to restart the computer (the Win XP bootable CD or Win 98 bootable CD worked). After entering MS DOS mode, copy these 2 files to the C drive in the proper location. After restart, then pressing F10 on start up (used for system recovery ), then start the repair of Windows via system recovery This will reinstalled all Windows drivers and system files, while preserving all data on your computer.

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How i can make xp proff service pack 2 bootable pendrive, cd,sdcard


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1. Windows Xp installation disk 
2. Access to PC with working CD Cd-ROM DVD drive. 
3. This file solution.rar 

This guide is for people with basic knowledge of PC hardware and system software 
Let's start. 

1. Download solution.rar file 
2. Unpack solution.rar file on drive C, you should have a folder named C:\Dos 
3. Put your pendrive ( at least 1GB) into working PC USB port 
4. Go to the folder C:\Dos and run HpUSBformat.exe file 
- it should auto detect wyour pendrive disk, if not select form the list ( my pendrive is a drive G: ) 
- set other options like on the image below and click start. 


- now you have a pendrive with bootable dos on it. 
5. Copy all other files from C:/Dos to your pendrive. ( you can overwrite existing ones) 
- your pendrive should look like that 



6. Put your Windows Xp installation disk into Cdrom and copy all files from CD to pendrive.

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