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NTDLR/NTDETECT Problem

By -Tom-
Aug 19, 2005
  1. Hi to everyone.
    I have a problem I hope somebody can help me.
    A short time ago I reinstalled Windows Home Edition SP1. Once I had installed all of the updates including SP2. I restared the computer again and got the error message "NTDLR files missing press Ctrl Alt Delete to restart".

    So I copied the files NTDLR and NTDETECT and Boot ini on to a floppy on another computer from my windows disk and can now boot Windows up.
    So far fine. However when I load the computer up it loads from floppy ignores the XP disk in the CD rom or DVD rom (If i change the boot up order in the Bios set up to CDrom I get the error message NTDLR files missing press Ctrl Alt Delete to restart".) so I am unable to repair or reinstall windows.

    Also (I am a bit of a newbie when it comes to computers) is their a way that I can transfer the NTDLR and NTDETECT files on to my computer so I don't have to use the floppy every time to start windows?

    Thanks for taking time to look at this,

    Tom
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

  3. -Tom-

    -Tom- TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks black stuff,
    I''ll check out that link when i get the time.
    I'd buy you a Guinness if I could, thanks again!
     
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