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Unrecoverable errors and NTLDR Missing !!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ej, Nov 9, 2007.

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  1. ej

    ej Thread Starter

    Nov 21, 1999
    AGH, I think I may have serious juju here. My HP pavilion with XPsp2 crashed, I ran chkdsk /p and it said there were unrecoverable errors, so I ran chkdsk /r from the cd repair utilities and it stopped, tried fixboot, can't access safe mode either, tried fixmbr now it boots up and says "NTLDR Missing hit any key to restart". So now I'm stuck, I can only access the bios and the cd rom drive with the xp cd. I read something about creating a xp boot cd and using a prgm called Bcupdate2.exe, but I have a feeling I need to fix the disk somehow??? and ideas??:confused:
  2. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    First of all pull the hd and connect it to the system you are using now. Attempt to save any important data. Once you have done that, reinstall the disk. Now download and run the hd maker's utility for checking the drive. Note you download this from whoever made the disk ie maxtor, WD, seagate, etc.

    If the drive passes ALL tests, you can then attempt to reinstall the os, apps, copy data over, etc.

    If the disk has problems, you are wasting your time trying to "repair" the drive.
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