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By C4MPO ·
I have just increase my hard drive size from 4GB to 80GB. By using a maxtor dynamic overlay. As the windows xp set up cd does not work with this. I have the 6 floppy disc to boot it all up. I have waited for the overlay to register on the boot up and the message which asks to insert disk and press space. Then nothing happens apart from another message saying NTLDR is missing press ctrl+alt+del to restart. Can anyone help me, please ???

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XP is very difficult

by dababy In reply to DRIVE OVERLAY ntldr MISSI ...

The NTLDR is your MBR (Master Boot Record). You can try to repair it by replacing the Boot Sector. 1.Place your XP Recovery Disk in the CD-ROM drive. 2. Restart your computer. When asked to boot from CD-ROM, press Enter. 3. When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts. Press the R key to repair. 4. If your computer has more than one operating system on it, from the Recovery Console choose the Windows XP Professional installation you need to repair. 5. When prompted, type the Administrator password. If you do not have the correct password, OR the Security Database is corrupted, Recovery Console won't allow access to the local disk, so you won't beable to replace it. 6. To replace the Boot Sector, at the Recovery Console Command Prompt, type:
fixboot [drive:]
If this doesn't work you will have to use syskey. The system key is the master key used to protect the Windows OS from being loaded by unauthorized people.

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by C4MPO In reply to XP is very difficult

Many thanks for this detailed reply, I have working now. Took a bit of work though

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