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mathsgood
10-07-2009, 02:03 PM
After installing Windows 7 on on partition and XP on the other (XP installed first), I am getting this error :

Invalid boot.ini file
Booting from d:\WINDOWS
NTDETECT Failed.

At first after installing 7, there was no entry for XP. So i created one using EasyBCD. But it said NTDETECT and ntldr was missing and had to download a copy. And then I extracted it to d:\.

I'm pretty sure 7 deleted and messed up some of Xp's system files.

mathsgood
10-07-2009, 02:04 PM
and i don't have the recovery console or the repair option either (on my XP Disk)

Blam
10-07-2009, 03:18 PM
http://www.thecomputerparamedic.com/files/rc.iso

Thats Recovery Console^^
Burn it to a CD then boot from it and follow instructions here to rebuild boot.ini:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330184

Blam

mathsgood
11-07-2009, 02:45 PM
thanks