I was trying to reinstall Windows on a drive that I think became infected with malware. The installation kept freezing half way through the process so I thought the drive might be going bad and bought a new one. I installed XP on the new drive (which became 'K:'). At this point, I would have 2 options when booting up, even though the install on the C drive wasn't working. After awhile of using the new boot, I noticed my drives weren't showing up in disk management, even though everything seemed to be working fine and they were displayed in My Computer. I posted on another forum for help and it was suggested that I install this program on the K drive while the C was disconnected: http://gag.sourceforge.net/
I did that but it didn't help, so then someone suggested I use Windows Recovery Console to try to fix the new boot drive (I'm assuming so that its letter would change to 'C' and be the master boot). So I did 'fixboot', 'fixmbr', as well as the GAG program linked above, checking to see if it would boot after each step. None worked, and now I can't get past 'NTLDR missing'. It seems the Recovery Console commands screwed up something on the new drive.
Any help would be much appreciated! thanks