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It will put a uncompressed version in your files.
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Well, now my new problem to fix the NTLDR....My husband says he didn't set up a password on computer, but I tried to put in some passwords and nothing. I got the winXP cd to load up, finally, and now how am I going to fix this without a password??? Any solutions? I looked a few times about this, and it seems that there is no find to a password.
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If no password was ever setup leave it blank
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I did leave it blank. But my husband says he didn't set it up, but it's obvious he must have if I tried as much as I could to put in what he normally uses as passwords. When I left it blank, it gave me two more tries until I asked him.
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OK then we have to do this a different way.

This will allow you to burn a Recovery Console cd
  • Download the recovery_console_cd.zip from here file to your drive and unzip it to it's own folder.
  • Download the correct floppy disk setup package for your operating system from Microsoft and save it to the folder you extracted the zip to.
  • Rename the floppy disk setup package to Bootdisk.exe
  • Insert a blank cd into your burner.
  • Now just double click the RecoveryCD.bat file and follow the prompts to burn a cd that will allow you to boot to the recovery console.
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Put disk in system that is not working and when it boots to the recovery console type in the following and let me know what happens.

ntldr /u C:\ntldr

Then press Enter

Type Exit and then Enter
Take out the cd and see if system will now boot on its own.

Edited by rshaffer61, 26 March 2010 - 09:09 AM.

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OK, I'm back again. So, I did the Recovery Console CD with the Bootdisk.exe. Got the CD to load get me to Recovery Console C:\windows command. Passed thru without a password, then typed in your command line above exactly like you had with spacing and capital C, and my response came back as

The command is not recognized. Type HELP for a list of supported commands. I typed HELP and do not see the ntldr anywhere listed.

So, what's the next step?

Thank you!!!
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You typed it in exactly like this:

ntldr /u C:\ntldr
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Yes, I get thru the windows setup blue screen, type in R to go to recovery console, then type in 1, to go to c:windows, then press enter to leave password blank, then get the c:prompt and type in exactl what you have there. I tried more than a few times. nothing

there is a space after ntldr, then a space after /u, with a Capital C for the drive. nothing....
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Well let me see what I can find on this and can you try doing the other steps again with the XP disk and see if it will go thru now.
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I did try with the XP disk, and it asks for the password still.
Funny thing is, that when I put in the recovery cd, when it was loading the cd, it took a shorter amount of time to load than the XP cd. The XP kinds takes a little longer to get thru to the console. Do you think it might be missing a file or something within the CD?
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The files currently on the cd are:
I386 with other files loaded (is the NTLDR in here somewhere?)
WIN51IC
WIN51
WIN51IC.SP2
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Ok lets go back to the recovery disk then and try this. I missed a step so lets try it this way.

asumming that the CD-ROM Drive is E: if not, it will be necessary to type in the correct Letter for the correct Drive.

copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\ press enter
copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\ press enter
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ok, so I put in recovery cd, get all the way to c:windows typed in exactly as you said, and i get a message;
the system cannot find the file specified

Is there a way I can do this with a flash drive maybe??? If so, how would I direct computer to read to that drive? Is there a letter or something?
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Remember anything thats says E you would have to replace with whatever drive letter your cdrom is.
The same would go for the flash drive... you would replace the E with the letter of your flash drive. Is your system capable of booting from the flash drive?
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yes, i did change letter drive to cd-rom. i only have a floppy and 1 cd-rom, and usb drives installed. i assume the cd-rom then becomes D:, i tried d:, e:, f: and still no success.

So, now what can I do? I'm not sure if the CD has the necessary file located somewhere on it. Is there something I can look for on the CD that I should look for then?

I'm sure you're getting frustrated with this just by advising, you can only imagine how I feel actually do this. I feel like things go good when the cd is moving, but then i get to a point where everything just fails.....
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