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System startup files are split between 2 harddrives

By rbflurry
Nov 7, 2005
  1. OK i installed windows server 2000 on a computer with 2 hard drives one is 20 gigs the other is 5. the only reason i did was because i couldnt find out how to work around the Cant find a hard drive issue. so now my system is installed on the 20gig. if i remove the 5.gig whis has nothing but hidden files on it i get cannot find Ntrl or some file error. can i get windows to rewrite this info to one harddrive? or is there somthing else i can do other than reformatting>?
    Thanxs for your help
     
  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Not quite sure what you've done, but Windows should have only written to the one drive. Disconnect the smaller drive and see if it'll boot.
     
  3. rbflurry

    rbflurry TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no it wont it says
    NTDLR Is missing or corrupt
     
  4. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Can you copy it from the other drive or your Windows CD. It should be in C:\.
    Also there should be:
    boot.ini
    NTDETECT.COM
     
  5. rbflurry

    rbflurry TS Rookie Topic Starter

  6. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Glad you've got it sorted.
     
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