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Windows XP go POOF!

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Hi all,,,
I started off with a pagefile error which i could not get rid of for love nor money and i would have been here for that if it was not for tha fact that after i tried to do a repair install i got the message "NTLDR missing" press cntrl+alt_del to restart..

If i boot off my windows Xp cd, and start copying acrros files,,, i seem to have problems copying NTLDR and NTDETECT.com,,,, if i try and copy then manually in the recovery console, i get the message "access denied".... and no amount amount of tampering so far has yielded any success in trying to resolve this problem short of formatting my machine, which is certainly not an ideal situation....i need to get data off first.....PLEASE HELP me, im very befuzzzzzzeld

Thanx :tazz:
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you only can perform the above operation if you are the administrator of this pc, hence you need to enter the administrator password.

Edited by samiko, 01 July 2005 - 09:15 AM.

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the recovery console requires the admin account, so if he is in it, that is not the issue.

When you say copying...are you referring to windows setup or repair?

Clean your windows cd in warm soapy water and try again
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