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[SOLVED] NTLDR is missing

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NTLDR is missing, came up on a computer I use. I must have done something to cause this but I cant figure out what it is but I did the fixntldr.exe to boot the computer with, got nine options and the third one booted the computer up ok but now I have to go through the boot up with the floppy disc every time. There are more things I can do so I can boot up normally but I do not fancy going through the full procedure. Is it possible that I could re-install WinXP and Service Pack 2 if I have to so that it will put the computer right? This computer only has software and hardware plugged into it for certain items and nothing else so if I lost anything I could soon put it back.
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Re: NTLDR is missing

Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer. Configure bios to boot from the CD.

When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.

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 will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
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 "E". This letter may be different on your computer.

copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy e:\i386\ c:\

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