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please help my wife as deleted her configuration for her boot loader and now
we cant get her windows to load i have put her hard drive on my computer to
try and reformat but i just cant get it to boot from disk dont know what im
doing wrong we have windows xp i have partition magic on my disk and tried to
add windows on her disk using this but it dosent recognize the disk
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Reinstall the hard drive in your wife's computer,
then perform a "repair install". You need to set
your CD Drive as the first bootable device in the BIOS
before you can boot from the Windows XP CD.

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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Carey Frisch
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"spiderman" wrote:

| please help my wife as deleted her configuration for her boot loader and now
| we cant get her windows to load i have put her hard drive on my computer to
| try and reformat but i just cant get it to boot from disk dont know what im
| doing wrong we have windows xp i have partition magic on my disk and tried to
| add windows on her disk using this but it dosent recognize the disk
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| lee
 
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You were considering 2 extreme options.
Adding Windows form your system to hers is definitely not the way to go, & partition magic is of no help ---unless you had a saved image of her system.
Likewise, a 'reformat' is way radical.

If it is just some boot files missing, the Recovery Console (by booting from the XP CD) would be very useful in putting boot files back in place.

Q: Have you seen Carey's reply in the other forum?

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Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
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spiderman wrote:
> please help my wife as deleted her configuration for her boot loader
> and now we cant get her windows to load i have put her hard drive on
> my computer to try and reformat but i just cant get it to boot from
> disk dont know what im doing wrong we have windows xp i have
> partition magic on my disk and tried to add windows on her disk using
> this but it dosent recognize the disk