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Ok, I believe the resolution to this issue would be to repair with my installation disc, however that disc has a crack in it, so that's pretty difficult. Anyway, I would really appreciate some help if it's even possible. I've been trying to fix this since early yesterday. Thanks for any help.
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A Google search for ntdetect fail gets quite a few hits.

This one has a possible fix: http://windowsitpro....ect-failed.html
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Oddly i have tried copying the ntdetect file to cd-rom and it still wouldn't boot. I'm not sure if i'm doing it right, seems the only cd that it asks me to boot is the cracked window xp cd, but then it just doesn't load.
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Sorry for double post, but I just tried the floppy recovery, andI keep ecountering an error some way or another. No one happens to know a more reliable way to copy these? I got to disc 5 and I'd get an error, you can't imagine my anger XD
Anyway, appreciate any help, right now I'd like to bash in the face of anyone working for dell, but it's late and I'm cranky, so before I get myself into trouble, I'd apprecite any help. Thanks a lot!
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Download either of these and create a bootable CD from the .iso file

XP Recovery Console
Another XP Recovery Console

You don't burn the iso file itself to CD., you create a CD from the iso file using your CD burning software. There is a good freeware burner called DeepBurner which will do this. Another called ISO Recorder is also very easy to use.

Boot the CD and at the first opportunity, enter R to start the Recovery Console.
Next, choose which XP installation you want to login to. Normally this will be 1.
Lastly you will be asked for the Administrator password. Just press the Enter key as the Administrator does not have a password (unless you gave it one, then you would enter it).

Once you get to the command prompt, put the CD with the ntdetect.com on it and then copy that file from the CD to the root of your boot drive (normall C:\).

The one on my computer is 08/04/2004 08:00 AM 47,564 NTDETECT.COM
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