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The commands did not work.
What happened when you typed them in?
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At the conclusion of both of the commands, both said it was successful. To C: Drive of course. 1 HDD.
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Still getting the same error then? That is odd, you could try a re-install of XP, but man, thats alot of trouble. Is the bios picking up the HDD?
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At the conclusion of both of the commands, both said it was successful. To C: Drive of course. 1 HDD.
So it works now?
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Weird, my brother has the same problem on his computer every now and then, most of the time it works but sometimes its fine...

he has 2 HDD's and 1 is 9 years old, the other is 4-5 years old.
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post #16 of 53
Rather than re-installing XP, you could try repairing it first.

I would do a full re-install as a last resort.
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3 days ago, I got the BSOD. It said Unmountable_boot_volume. This also happened to my Bro's PC when the HDD started acting up, the only way to fix it, Re-install WINXP. So 3 days ago, I re-install WINXP. Well here I am, with this problem. No, the problem still presists. I'll be re-installing WINXP in the morning.
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post #18 of 53
OK, people, I had this problem before, the HDD IS DEAD, and it won't do anything.
First: Press turn on button
Second: That 'NTLDR is missing, press ALT+CTRL+DEL to restart'
Third: Press those button and it restart, still same error.
Fourth: No other stuff work, anything you type, whatever. You can get into BIOS but no use.
Fifth: HDD is dead

Ok, this might be the problem, there might be other results, so I'm not 100% sure.
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3 days ago, I got the BSOD. It said Unmountable_boot_volume. This also happened to my Bro's PC when the HDD started acting up, the only way to fix it, Re-install WINXP. So 3 days ago, I re-install WINXP. Well here I am, with this problem. No, the problem still presists. I'll be re-installing WINXP in the morning.
Does it even boot the CD-ROM? Like if you stick a bootable CD in, does it change to that or still that error?
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post #20 of 53
It does sound like you HDD is heading south. Maybe you could use SMART to check on its health status? Also, FearSC549, just because you receive the error "NTLDR is missing" it is not conclusive the the HDD is completely dead. At times the bootloader of windows will become corrupted, and re-writing it through the fixboot command will allow you to boot the drive. However, in this particular case it does seem you might be correct about the HDD being dead, just remember, that is not always the case!
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