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Reinstalling XP


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tonyouma

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Hi Everyone,
I've been screaming and cursing at my computer the past couple of days and I need help bad.I recently upgraded from win 98 to xp.Everything went fine and it worked great.Only thing is I forgot to activate the windows by the required time and it shut me out of windows until i could activate it.I tried to activate it but the internet connection on the computer hadn't yet been set up so I was unsuccesful. I then decided to try and reinstall XP.bIG MISTAKE! Now after formating the drives, deleting all the old partitions and creating a new one, when the computer restarts itself it does not boot.It just gives me the error message:
"Couldn't open drive multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)
NTLDR: Couldn't open drive multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)"
Please help me
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gerryf

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Sounds like you somehow set adifferent partition as active....Did you multi-partition this drive?
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I don't think I did.All I did was delete all previously existing partitions during the xp installation and create a new one under NTFS.
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http://support.micro...b;EN-US;Q315261

Follow the first part on setting the active partition,,,,indeed, if that fails, follow the second part about copying the ntldr file to your root drive
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