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I got an "ntdlr is missing" error. Couldn't repair from cd, so am trying to reinstall windows xp from cd. Get to the screen to choose enter, delete, or create partition. Shows this message in the list of drives --

-: Partition1 (unknown) 12959 MB (12958 MB free)
Unpartioned space 8MB

D: Partion1 (NTFS) 131062 MB (130839 MB free)
Unpartioned space 21564 MB


If I highlight the first choice, it says it can't install windows xp. I know the first choice used to say C: Partition 1. I think all my programs are on the -:drive (formerly my C:drive, I suppose?)

What do I do???????

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Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD, and make the CD bootable.

NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.
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How do i determine my hard drive brand?
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Go to your computer manufacturer site, look for your model. It may tell you. If not, you'll have to look inside your machine.
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To get idea about HDD manufacturer you may try :

Start --> Programs --> Accessories --> System tools --> System Information

Then in System information:

System Summary --> Components --> Storage --> Disks

This could give you name of manufacturer and also Model/type number, and many more data about your Hard disk
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OP can't boot at all.
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is there a floppy disk in the floppy drive ?

have you tried fixboot and fixmbr from the recovery console ?
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Oh s..t. How silly of me. Of course the OP is unable to boot!!! Thanks Broni. :)
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