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Repair WinXP boot from CD

Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.

Boot to the Windows CD

Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the “R” key to repair Windows.

Log into your Windows installation by pressing the “1” key and pressing enter.

You may then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.

Type command: FIXMBR

Type command: FIXBOOT

Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, which in this case is “d.” This letter may be different on your computer.

copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\

copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\

Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.

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