couldnt open drive

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ratty

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Hi

i have just installed windows xp on my old computer and no when i start my computer up it says.

couldnt open drive multi (0) disk (0) rdisk(0) partition(1)

NTLDR:couldnt open drive multi (0) disk (0) rdisk(0) partition(1)

or some times it would say a disk read error occured.

could anyone people help me to fix this problem
 
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This may or may not be a hardware problem. I am not an expert at this; but "multi (0) disk (0) rdisk(0) partition(1)" refers to the NT (Windows XP) boot partition. Either the drive is bad, has bad clusters or something in the boot sector is corrupt.

When is the last time you know for sure this computer ran well and under which OS?
 
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Boot into the repair console with the xp cdrom enter the repair console by clicking R at the prompt. Then type in the following commands and reboot when complete.

COPY X:\I386\NTLDR C:\ (X IS THE LETTER OF YOUR CDROM)
COPY X:\I386\NTDETECT.COM C:\ (X IS THE LETTER OF YOUR CDROM)

Then reboot wthout the disk
 
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