CDBOOT: Couldn't Find NTLDR


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RonniePitt

After partitioning and reformatting my hard drive, from a
Windows 98 Boot Disk, and setting the BIOS to boot from
CD, I keep getting the message "Boot CD-ROM Type: Non-
Emulation Booting", "CDBOOT: Couldn't Find NTLDR" when
trying to install Windows XP Professinal. This is a HP
Pavilion zt1230 laptop computer with a 1.3 Ghz. processor
and 30Gb HDD with 256Mb of RAM. The system was operating
fine before I decided to do a clean install of Windows XP
Professional.
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

Do not use a Windows 98 boot disk to partition and format.
Follow this procedure:

The Windows XP CD is bootable and contains all the tools necessary
to partition and format your drive. Follow this procedure and allow
Windows XP to partition and format your drive:

1. It would be best to physically disconnect all your peripheral hardware
devices, except for you mouse and keyboard, before installing XP.

2. Open your BIOS and set your CD Drive as the first bootable device.

===> Accessing Motherboard BIOS
===> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

3. Insert your Windows XP CD in the CD Drive and reboot your computer.
4. You'll see a message to boot to the CD....follow the instructions.
5. The setup menu will appear and you should elect to delete the existing
Windows partitions, then create a new partition, then format the primary
partition (preferably NTFS) and proceed to install Windows XP.

6. Clean Install Windows XP
http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

[Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP]

7. After Windows XP is installed, visit the Windows Update website
and download the available "Critical Updates".

8. After installing the critical updates, be sure and visit the support website
of the manufacturer of the computer to download and install any
available Windows XP compatible drivers, such as video adapter
and audio drivers.


--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

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| After partitioning and reformatting my hard drive, from a
| Windows 98 Boot Disk, and setting the BIOS to boot from
| CD, I keep getting the message "Boot CD-ROM Type: Non-
| Emulation Booting", "CDBOOT: Couldn't Find NTLDR" when
| trying to install Windows XP Professinal. This is a HP
| Pavilion zt1230 laptop computer with a 1.3 Ghz. processor
| and 30Gb HDD with 256Mb of RAM. The system was operating
| fine before I decided to do a clean install of Windows XP
| Professional.
 
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Guest

Thanks for the info Carey, but the error messages appear
also when I try to boot to XP CD. Do I need to copy all
the CAB files from the CD to the HDD and then boot to the
HDD or not? The only way I'm able to boot to a command
screen is to use the Windows 98 boot disk. Thanks in
advance.

Ronnie P.
 

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