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  1. #1

    Booting Win XP problem!!!

    I'm hoping someone out there can assist me with my problem. Here's what's happened:-

    I formatted a new 200Gig IDE HD and split it into 2, one for Linux and one for Win XP. I installed XP on the larger half then installed Linux on the other half. Win XP worked fine before the Linux installation. Linux boots up and works fine also. The problem occurs when I boot up the P.C and choose the option OTHER via the GNU GRUB, this, I presume should allow me to boot to Win XP. What I actually get is the following:

    Booting ‘Other’

    rootnoverify (hd0,1)
    chainloader +1

    NTLDR is missing
    Press Ctrl_Alt+Del to restart

    I've already tried changing the BIOS to alter how the HD is seen. Unfortunately I only have auto or disabled in the LBA option against how the HD is seen.

    Any suggestions???

    Thanks in anticipation.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    ...maybe try rootnoverify (hd0,0) for your WinXP section.

  3. #3
    Thanks, but no joy!

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  5. #4
    Linux Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Luton, England, UK, Earth
    Yeah, I got that same error with windows 2000, really messed up my windows- well i was running only windows at that time, had to re install it. That might be the solution, format that partition and re install.

  6. #5
    Linux Guru AlexK's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    Yeah, I second onlinebacon's suggestion for reinstalling. if NTLDR is missing, you cannot load windows cos this tells the system where to find Win XP's kernel and other things required to load.
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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    Aug 2005
    You can fix it without reformatting.The answer is at

  8. #7
    Linux Engineer d38dm8nw81k1ng's Avatar
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    Mar 2005
    you might not need a reformat, just a reinstall. that's what i did with win2000
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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