I do some freelance repair work on the side (when I'm not busy studying at GeekU ). Yesterday I went to a buddy's house to try and fix a new XP install. His problem was the NTLDR is missing. I figured it's a relatively quick fix- I've seen hundreds of the same problem all over the place. The first step for me was to copy over two files from my recovery console CD to his hard drive: NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM.
For some reason, NTDETECT.COM copied over no problem, but NTLDR didn't- the file location was invalid. I popped the CD into my laptop to look at the contents- and NTLDR wasn't there! That's not normal- I have no idea why it wasn't there.
So my question is- what other files am I missing? Is there a list of every file that's supposed to be on a recovery console CD/install? I tried finding a list of every file- no luck.
Any idea? rshaffer61?