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Mirddes
04-06-2008, 12:55 AM
could someone with XP x64 please post their boot files on megaupload or a similar website and link me to them,
for some reason mine were lcated on a secondary partition which i deleted so i could resize my primary partition and now my computer wont work.
ive tried replacing them with the ones from a xp x86 machine but so far i have had no luck and i fear they use differnt files.
im really not looking forward to reinstalling windows if i cant get this working within the next few days

thanks in advance

Mirddes
04-06-2008, 02:28 PM
im refering to files such as boot.ini and ntldr etc

wratterus
04-06-2008, 03:21 PM
Not sure if this will work with XP x64?

http://www.tinyempire.com/shortnotes/files/ntldr_missing.htm

Mirddes
04-06-2008, 03:40 PM
i just hope it works with x64, i shall post back once i have found a spare floppy drive and i have tried it.

wratterus
04-06-2008, 04:05 PM
You can download an .iso and burn that to a CD, saves using a floppy.

Speedy Gonzales
04-06-2008, 04:18 PM
I could probably get you the default boot.ini and ntldr and ntdetect if thats part of x64.

But I'll rather email it or something else, besides using sites

Will it boot into safe mode?

Mirddes
04-06-2008, 05:43 PM
it simply wont boot, the data is all there as i can access the harddrive from a differnt system and the hardware works since i can boot linux live cds etc.
i have managed to find my xp x64 cd, and idea how i would use the recovery console to replace the files with ones on the xp cd?

Speedy Gonzales
04-06-2008, 05:58 PM
Send a PM with your email i'll email a 174k zipped file to you.

Then you should be able to copy them, if youve put it on a working system. Put them in c.

Mirddes
04-06-2008, 06:12 PM
pm sent

Speedy Gonzales
04-06-2008, 06:16 PM
Done, file sent. Just follow what I've typed in the email

Mirddes
04-06-2008, 06:23 PM
there doesn't seem to be an attachment

Speedy Gonzales
04-06-2008, 06:40 PM
Try this time, just sent it again

Mirddes
04-06-2008, 09:36 PM
files are in place, bios sees harddrive ,boot order is correct etc
it simply states ""disk boot failure, INSERT system disk and press enter"
this is what itwas saying when i was using 32bit boot files and now 64bit boot files

is it possible that im using the wrong entries in boot.ini?

Speedy Gonzales
04-06-2008, 09:39 PM
Hmm is the hdd sata?? If it is make sure the sata / cable connection going to the mobo header hasnt come out.

It sounds like the hdd isnt getting power.

Also, if its a sata and its connected with a molex adapter (if its not on the PSU itself), the pins dont make contact sometimes. And this error may appear. If the pins dont make contact. The SATA wont be getting power.

What about floppies? Any memory cards in anything anywhere?

Mirddes
04-06-2008, 09:52 PM
the harddrive and dvd drive are both ide and i can confirm that there is power running to the ide harddrive by the fact that it shows up in the bios and that i can hear it spinning.

Speedy Gonzales
04-06-2008, 09:58 PM
There's only 1 partition now right, and it should boot into Windows??

Its not coming up with a menu asking you to select another OS or anything?

Might have to use the xp cd and do a fixmbr or whatever in recovery console

Mirddes
04-06-2008, 10:07 PM
ive done that already,
will there be any difference is windows is in an extended or logical partition

Mirddes
04-06-2008, 10:47 PM
'that' refering to fixmbr etc

gary67
05-06-2008, 06:42 AM
It should be in a primary partition

wratterus
05-06-2008, 08:40 AM
Have you tried fixntldr?

Mirddes
05-06-2008, 09:46 AM
ill try it when i get home

SolMiester
05-06-2008, 01:11 PM
Just do a repair install, you will still have all your files and programs intach, it will just install the boot partition info onto the correct disk!

Just ensure your files arent in the administrator profile.

Mirddes
05-06-2008, 01:56 PM
is that a simple case of installing xp over the top of xp with it replacing missing files?

Mirddes
05-06-2008, 02:07 PM
ah screw it, the windows installer says the parttion is incompatible etc
ill just salvage my gf's sims2 saves and reinstall.
best not to waste anymore time.