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Chilling_Silence
20-09-2004, 08:09 PM
Ive just setup a PC with WinXP (Was Win98 but they purchased WinXP Home OEM), only its been coming up with:
Couldn't open drive multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)
NTLDR: Couldn't open drive multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)

Only I hit Enter and it resets, goes through the POST again, and loads WinXP fine?!

Any ideas?

Cheers


Chill.

Lohsing
20-09-2004, 08:14 PM
Can we charge "labor" ??

Hehe ;)

Lo.

wintertide
20-09-2004, 08:20 PM
Try booting into the Recovery Console and running fixmbr and fixboot...

Chilling_Silence
20-09-2004, 08:36 PM
I would....

But the PC wont boot from CD-Rom.....

Cant boot from Floppy coz their Floppy is Dead, and the case is pop-riveted.... :-(

Any other ideas?

BootyLicious
20-09-2004, 08:44 PM
drill out the rivets

Jen C
20-09-2004, 08:47 PM
> Cant boot from Floppy coz their Floppy is Dead, and
> the case is pop-riveted.... :-(

What manufacturer would pop-rivet shut a case?! :O

Are you sure the screws aren't located behind a pop-off removable case front panel?

Murray P
20-09-2004, 08:47 PM
Drill out the rivets, replace with screws (small 5 or 6g self tapers if necessary).

So, your not getting NTLDR is missing amongst that lot?

Once in boot from floppy and fixmbr or fdiskmbr, once in edit the boot.ini.

Why will it not boot from the CD CD, mobo or Bios too old? kinda dangerous having XP without a bootable CD.

Cheers Murray P

Pete O\'Neil
20-09-2004, 08:48 PM
Can it boot from USB?

45South
20-09-2004, 08:53 PM
you may have to edit the boot.ini to something like this:

Note the "\WINDOWS" after the partition number
Of course the partition number may differ depending on how many you have & which one XP is on

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

whiskeytangofoxtrot
21-09-2004, 12:24 AM
> Are you sure the screws aren't located behind a
> pop-off removable case front panel?

PC-Company case ++

Murray P
21-09-2004, 01:58 AM
Can I modify my post please. NTLDR is missing, not, it couldn't open mulitdrsk(0)...., etc. Pays to read these things closely :8} and not let ones current experiences get in the way.

Cheers Murray P

FrankS
21-09-2004, 10:30 AM
Maybe this is a daft question but in Advanced BIOS Features what are the Boot settings compared to the drives available

sabeel
06-06-2007, 06:26 PM
hi

When installing the o/s xp after files copies then system restart its giver error

Couldn't open drive multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)
NTLDR: Couldn't open drive multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)

Regards
Sabeel

sabeel
06-06-2007, 06:27 PM
give replay ASAP

sabeel
06-06-2007, 06:31 PM
no response till 5 min

sabeel
06-06-2007, 06:34 PM
plz contact me 9900444233

Regards,
Sabeel

Jen
06-06-2007, 07:21 PM
Sabeel,

Your impatience and demands for an answer (including via the report bad post function) is NOT going to get you help any faster.

This forum is in New Zealand, so no one is likely to phone you half-way around the world either.

Be patient and perhaps give more specific details to what you did initially before this problem started.