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Attempted Service Pack 3 causing missing Boot Files

By DCBNSB
Jul 1, 2008
  1. hi im having a bit of a booting error. evertime i boot up i get Missing Ntldr and windows wont load.

    i was trying to install SP3 with the direct download from Microsoft. I backed up all my settings n everything so when i get windows finally started i can clean things up.

    I have full access to my drive Via my other box the problem is where or what do i need to do to it to have all the boot files recognized to start windows... ?

    any help would be nice
     
  2. DCBNSB

    DCBNSB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63

    its ok i fixed it. TY
     
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Wow.

    Now that's what i call good customer self-service :grinthumb
    Good work.
     
  4. DCBNSB

    DCBNSB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63

    Thanks,
    yea....and i got SP3 installed too... and theres no difference
     
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    I realize this is after the fact. But if you got SP1, SP2 and the updates since, you don't need SP3.
     
  6. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    I don;t believe that's true:
    • The general statement about content i've noticed several places says "Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) is the final Windows XP service pack, a collection of previously-released fixes and product enhancements, as well as a few new features that are unique to this release."
    • Microsoft releases a number of hotfixes that are not provided in general updates. A customer has to request it from MS. It wasn't clear whether all or some of these hotfixes u need by request remain outside the SP3 list of if some do get migrated into it.
     
  7. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    I do not intend to argue this point. It can be documented on numerous sites on the internet.
     
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