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ryan mccullough

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My computer was running fine, I did a restart and it recognizes my hard drive , and one time on the boot screen it would just say , Disk Error , insert OS disk and then press any key. The hard drive is Western Digital about 4 months old. I made sure it was first in the boot list and then when i try it it recognizes the drive and the screen just hangs on the boot screen . Any ideas on this?
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Sounds like Windows is corrupted, if you have the Windows disk, then change your cd drive to be first in the boot list, boot from the cd, and do a repair installation.
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i could try that, but when it asks for admin password, i dont know what that is , i tried hitting enter and that didnt work , any other suggestions?
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okay i got my hd working as a slave on another computer. i am backing up some of my files. is there any thing important that i should backup and when i installed it as a master it said no os found. i only have the xp upgrade disc. anyhelp on what i should do now?
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is there any thing important that i should backup


That's personal, what do you need that can't be replaced... documents, photos, passwords, etc.

i only have the xp upgrade disc. anyhelp on what i should do now?


You can still do a repair installation with an upgrade disc. Check out this guide on how to do a repair installation:
http://www.geekstogo...ws_XP-t138.html

As for the administrator password, the default password is just blank unless you changed it. If you forgot what you changed it to, do a google search for how to recover a lost windows password, I am no expert on this subject.
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okay i backed up important files like pics and etc. thanks for posting the link on how to do the repair, i really appreciate you helping me out! thanks

ryan
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No problem. Keep us posted on how it goes :whistling:
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i tried doing bootcfg /rebuild on xp , nothing happened, i tried doing the install , then hitting repair, same thinsk nothing happens. am i doing something wrong, i pretty sure that my bios is set up right
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okay here is where im at right now. i tried my hard drive in another computer as a slave and it works , when i make it the master it doesnt work. it says ntldr is missing. i couldnt copy ntldr or netdetect from the xp cd, any help on this? where can i go from here?
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NTLDR missing can mean a couple of things.

First, this may sound obvious, but this actual does cause these problems. Check to see if there are items that are trying to be boot from, like a floppy in the floppy drive, a memory stick in a memory card reader, etc.

Next, is your harddrive configured correctly in the bios?

You may also have a corrupt boot sector. Boot from an msdos disk and type in "fdisdk /mbr" to reset the boot sector to default.

See this page for more info: http://www.computerh...es/ch000465.htm
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okay i tried doing this in repair
copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\

and it sad that was an invalid path file

did i type something wrong

i dont have a floppy or memory stick, never hurts to ask though.

i will try to do the ms-dos

thanks for replying back i keep checking , cuz this is driving me crazy!
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