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James Baker Jul 20, 2005, 01:01pm EDT Report Abuse
Would appreciate any help asap... here`s the problem-
My girlfriend recently bought a Dell Dimension 9100 and after setting it up for her thought id hook up one of my 3 hard drives to copy some stuff over.
My disk is a standard IDE connection and hers are raid so i disconnected one of her CD drives and used that connection assuming that her copy of XP home would simply detect that as a new drive and all would be good. Wrong.
On boot up the error msg " NTLDR missing press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart" appears and wont get past that.
I have checked the BIOS and the disk is being detected and the boot sequence is as it should be.

I use XP Pro on my machine and have connected this disk with an old Win98SE machine several times without a problem so why wont XP Home allow it??

Any thoughts would be appreciated...




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Fixer Jul 20, 2005, 07:37pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: NTLDR missing press CTRL ALT DEL to restart
Are the Raid drives IDE or SATA?
Sounds to me that its trying to boot from your drive.

Ecosse Jul 20, 2005, 07:55pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: NTLDR missing press CTRL ALT DEL to restart
Try this:

Set boot sequence to all CDROM in Bios then reboot with XP disc in cdrom drive and the missing NTLDR file should be retrieved from the CD.

This happened to me only 10 short days ago and this sequence worked for me - remember to change your boot sequence back when all is ok.

Hope this helps.

Ecosse

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Surpher805 Jul 20, 2005, 11:46pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: NTLDR missing press CTRL ALT DEL to restart
Actually I think "Andy Man" has the right Idea, if the two Raid drives are SATA then it is definitly set to boot IDE first in the BIOS.

this might have been done by D.E.L.L. to simplify things as the cdrom was conected to that previously.

(of course I could be wrong)

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amdfreak22 Jul 21, 2005, 12:56am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: NTLDR missing press CTRL ALT DEL to restart
I second that. It's not booting the correct order. It's trying to boot from your HDD. Do what they said^

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James Baker Jul 21, 2005, 07:16am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: NTLDR missing press CTRL ALT DEL to restart
Cheers gang i`ll give it a go but i thought i`d checked the boot sequence and it was fine.
i`ll recheck it and see what happens.
Thanks again

Fixer Jul 21, 2005, 07:48pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: NTLDR missing press CTRL ALT DEL to restart
Had a good drink so I hope I make sense lol.
Think you may be IDE raid, if the Raid drives are not on IDE 0 and 1 then tell the Bios to boot not from IDE O but from the first IDE on the Array, not knowing your board I would point towards IDE 3 missing your H/D.



 

    
 
 

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