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NTDetect Failed

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by marty, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. marty

    marty Flightless Bird

    When starting my PC using Windows XP, I get the following error: NTDetect
    Failed. This can be repaired using the installation CD however, I cannot
    locate the CD. Is it possible to download this Installation / Repair file to
    a CD from Microsoft or another safe location?
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    marty
     
  2. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    marty wrote:
    > When starting my PC using Windows XP, I get the following error: NTDetect
    > Failed. This can be repaired using the installation CD however, I cannot
    > locate the CD. Is it possible to download this Installation / Repair file to
    > a CD from Microsoft or another safe location?


    Does your computer have a floppy drive? If yes you can make a boot
    floppy and use it to boot the computer: http://www.nu2.nu/bootdisk/ntboot/

    John
     
  3. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jan 22, 12:12 am, John John - MVP <audetw...@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote:
    > marty wrote:
    > > When starting my PC using Windows XP, I get the following error: NTDetect
    > > Failed.  This can be repaired using the installation CD however, I cannot
    > > locate the CD. Is it possible to download this Installation / Repair file to
    > > a CD from Microsoft or another safe location?

    >
    > Does your computer have a floppy drive?  If yes you can make a boot
    > floppy and use it to boot the computer:  http://www.nu2.nu/bootdisk/ntboot/
    >
    > John


    That will fix it?
     
  4. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Jose" <jose_ease@yahoo.com> said this in news item
    news:64a0bde7-2521-4296-92d1-2af5b87d9336@l19g2000yqb.googlegroups.com...
    > On Jan 22, 12:12 am, John John - MVP <audetw...@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote:
    >> marty wrote:
    >> > When starting my PC using Windows XP, I get the following error:
    >> > NTDetect
    >> > Failed. This can be repaired using the installation CD however, I
    >> > cannot
    >> > locate the CD. Is it possible to download this Installation / Repair
    >> > file to
    >> > a CD from Microsoft or another safe location?

    >>
    >> Does your computer have a floppy drive? If yes you can make a boot
    >> floppy and use it to boot the computer:
    >> http://www.nu2.nu/bootdisk/ntboot/
    >>
    >> John

    >
    > That will fix it?


    No, it won't but it will give the OP full access to the hard disk. He then
    needs to obtain ntdetect.com from some other WinXP PC - if, in fact, the
    file is missing. It is just as likely that the hidden file c:/boot.ini is
    damaged or missing. If so then the boot CD mentioned by john will allow him
    to fix boot.ini.
     
  5. marty

    marty Flightless Bird

    Thanks guys, I have a floppy drive so, I'll make the boot floppy and have a
    look for the files possibly missing. c:/boot.ini does actually sound more
    like the problem.

    Regards.
     
  6. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    Jose wrote:
    > On Jan 22, 12:12 am, John John - MVP <audetw...@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote:
    >> marty wrote:
    >>> When starting my PC using Windows XP, I get the following error: NTDetect
    >>> Failed. This can be repaired using the installation CD however, I cannot
    >>> locate the CD. Is it possible to download this Installation / Repair file to
    >>> a CD from Microsoft or another safe location?

    >> Does your computer have a floppy drive? If yes you can make a boot
    >> floppy and use it to boot the computer: http://www.nu2.nu/bootdisk/ntboot/
    >>
    >> John

    >
    > That will fix it?


    It will allow the user to boot the the Windows installation and then
    replace NTDETECT.COM and see if things change. It only takes a couple
    of minutes to create a boot floppy and try it.

    John
     

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