CDBoot : Can't Find NTLDR


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Chong Jit Kian

Recently I have changed my latop's hardisk from 6GB to
30GB. Therefore I wish to install a fresh copy of Windows
XP Pro to my laptop. Unfortunately when I try to install
the OS using CD-ROM, a massage stated "CDBoot : Can't find
NTLDR" was prompted up. Then I try out an OEM version of
Windows XP Pro Installation CD which is come with my
another desktop. It works fine during installation process
but I can't activate it coz it's an invalid product. My
question is why my laptop can't boot from ordinary CD but
an OEM version of Windows XP Pro. How m I going to solve
it? Thanx
 
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Randy Byrne [MVP]

The XP Pro CD has a problem with it. You should return it to the store for
replacement or contact MS for a replacement. The OEM and retail versions have the
same boot files. Setup and some other bits that are installed become different, but
the boot files are the same.

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Randy Byrne
Microsoft MVP - Setup/Deployment
http://support.microsoft.com/support/mvp
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Do not email me, please use the newsgroup so that everyone benefits.
 
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JeffO

It is illegal for computer manufacturers to sell computers
without the Windows media. So they do it anyway. What they
do is give you a partial-media CD that is only good for
driver upgrades.
You should call the computer company or the vendor who
sells the PC and complain that you are owed a full-version
Windows CD to
a) Comply with Microsoft licensing restrictions
and
b) Allow you to reinstall Windows to your laptop.
 

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