AMD 3700 processor
SATA HD - drive C and D - OS installed on D - has worked for years with this config.
IDE HD - use for storage.
Machine had slowed down and has difficulty on startup. Some freezes, some only startup screen then freeze.
Complete format of D:, XP loaded perfectly. Installed ASUS chipset, audio, net, etc drivers.
Loaded SP2 from disk perfectly.
But on reboot from SP2 install, got NTLDR missing error.
Reformatted D: and loaded XP again but on reboot got the NTLDR error.
Tried the Repair Console and copied NTLDR and NTDETECT.com to D: and then C: after copying to D: did not cure issue.
I have data on C: that I would like to keep. Thought I might try formatting D:, then loading XP on C:.
Thanks in advance.