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Windows XP bootloader issues

How to repair bootloader I was looking through this post and feel like this is the process I need to be following. I'm working with Windows XP and need to rebuild the "BOOT.INI" after deleting it. ...
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Repairing the windows boot sector and/or master boot record (MBR) of Windows XP using Windows 7 commands

I have a SSD drive with Windows XP SP3 32-bit edition. Now, in order to repair the boot sector or the master boot record (MBR), can I only use a Windows XP Recovery disc or will a Windows Vista or ...
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How to convert MBR disk to GPT disk on Windows XP? [duplicate]

My new harddrive is larger than 2TB, and for some reasons I have to convert it to GPT disk so I can use all the space. How can I convert my WD Red 3TB into GPT disk so I can use all its capacity? I ...
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Is it possible to move MBR from one HDD to another?

I have two HDD, when I installed Ubuntu its MBR went to the first HDD. In the second HDD Windows XP was installed. When I boot system it automatically goes to XP unless I change HDD manually to see ...
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How to Install Windows XP to wiped out HDD without MBR?

I was using my old laptop with SSD as a primary drive. After buying the SSD I formatted the HDD for storing just personal data, so I wiped it out (OS, MBR etc. - everything). Now I moved the SSD to ...
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How do I fix a Windows XP bootloader error when BOOTCFG, FIXBOOT, and FIXMBR do nothing?

I recently replaced a faulty hard drive with two hard drives that I then raided (1) together and installed Windows XP on about a week ago. Since then, I have always received this error: Windows ...
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Can not boot windows XP from cloned hard disk - what can I do?

My configuration: a PC (some years old) with MSI K8N-Neo-4F Motherboard, 1 GB RAM. Disk 1 (Maxtor, SATA II, 250 GB): 2 Partitions, on Partition 1 (48 GB): Windows XP Professional (NTFS) on ...
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How can I duplicate HBCD's XP boot loader with my MBR?

I'm stumped. I'm migrating a Win XP Lenovo T500 to an SSD: I copied the XP partition using EaseUS to the SSD. Aligned the boot sector using Gparted The MBR needs to be rebuilt (fair enough) ...
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Error loading operating system WinXP Pro

So im getting the error "Error loading operating system" when the computer tries to boot to a fresh install of WinXP Pro. To get to this point, I: Shrunk the only partition with Gparted to 33GB ...
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How can I fix the MBR after cloning a Windows XP installation?

I have a dual boot system on a 320GB HDD that contains 3 partitions. The first partition contains a Windows XP installation for tests, the second partition holds another XP install for daily use. The ...
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Can't boot from HDD on HP NC8000, but booting from HDD via HirensBootCD works ok

I've moved my old 160 GB Samsung harddrive from my old notebook Compaq EVO N1020V to HP NC8000. Now it do not boots. It's mounted in internal bay and BIOS is set to boot from hardrive first. I've got ...
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How do I fix MBR on Windows XP? (no such partition after removing Linux)

I need some basic help with fixing partitions. I have installed Linux on a partition but then I had to reclaim the space. I used diskmgmt to erase partition and then easeus partition tool - to ...
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External Hard Drive prevents windows from starting

I have an external hard drive that I was using for installing windows on my computer, and now it won't let Windows start up. The drivers load (in safe mode) but the blue bar never comes up (in normal ...
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Incorrect disk size reported for internal drive after attempting to boot from external drive

I wanted to run something off of my old Windows XP install, so I plugged it in as an external hard drive and attempted to boot from it. The machine blue screened on me. (I now know this is a bad ...
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Boot Failed after XP Installation, fixmbr give BSOD

I have installed Windows XP with SP2 on my PC. However, after reboot to complete the installation, I get error message "Disk read error. Press any key to restart". I've try to boot into recovery ...
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Restore Windows XP MBR without Windows XP disc

Is there a clone of the windows recovery console for windows xp because I no longer have the disc to restore the MBR. I also need to be able to run this off a flash drive because my dvd reader is ...
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1answer
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Install Windows 7 on a disk containing MBR for another OS while preserving the second OS in place

I have 2 hard disk drives, c:\ (80 gb) and d:\ (300 gb) Current Windows XP installation is on the second disk (D), but MBR is on the first (C) disk. I want to format the C (first) disk and install ...
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How to restore WindowXP loader within running Windows?

How can i restore WindowXP loader after installation of boot manager(GRUB, LILO,..). I can boot to windows, so it may be restored within windows enviroment.
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How to fix hal.dll is missing error in a dual boot system?

I have both windows 7 and xp installed. If there was only xp, I would go ahead and boot up the xp installation disc and re install the hal.dll file from the recovery console. Problem is I have also ...
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Cannot restore MBR in Windows 7

I successfully installed windows xp on top of windows 7. My problem now is to boot Windows 7. I used the installation cd to repair the mbr. I used both the command-line and the gui to fix the mbr. ...
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1answer
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Will a Windows 7 recovery CD repair an XP MBR?

Will a Windows 7 recovery CD repair a Windows XP MBR? Can I run fdisk /mbr or chkdsk on an XP install from a Windows 7 recovery CD? As far as I know Vista changed the boot scheme.
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How to chain GRUB2 for Ubuntu 10.04 from Truecrypt & its bootloader (multi boot alongside Windows XP partition)?

I want Truecrypt to ask for password for Windows XP as usual but with the standard [ESC] option, on selecting that, i.e via Escape key, I want it to find the grub for the (unencrypted) Ubuntu install. ...
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Windows XP Cant install STOP error 0x0000007B

When i insert my XP cd before i could get to the install or repair screen i get this error I found this and i am unsure what the problem is. Does it not like my HD? XP installed on my laptop in the ...
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two xp windows on same machine

When the computer start, it displays me two XP versions to choose from. One XP windows is the new installed windows OS on drive C and the other was on drive F , but it's content was formatted. How ...
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If I delete Vista partition, will that break the bootloader for XP?

I've got both Windows XP, Windows Vista and Ubuntu installed (on that order) on my machine, each on it's own partition. I want to recover the wasted space I've got on Vista, as I don't use it nearly ...