I am at my wits end.
I upgraded to SP1 about a month ago and have had nothing but headaches.
About every 6th or 7th boot I get the infamous:
Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
I have read where you must replce the Ntdetect.com and Ntldr file from the
original XP CD.
I did that to no avail
I have run the repair console procedure as listed on Doug Knox's webpage
only to have the computer do the same thing about 5-7 boots later.
It seems I never had this problem running Win XP with just the updates.
Is there something possibly in XP SP! causing this???
Is there something else I can try?? (I have reformatted/reinstalled from
scratch also with the same problem.)
I am going to just reformat/reinstall XP without the SP1. I guess I will
just live with the updates but I would really like to go to SP1 if possible.
My system specs are below.
AMD XP1700+ on an MSI KT3 Ultra2
512MB PC2700 Ram
Audigy I Soundcard
Leadtek Winfast TV2000 XP TV Capture Card
Intel Pro Management Network Card
40GB Seagate ATA IV (FAT32, Boot drive plus 3 other partitioons)
80 GB Maxtor (NTFS, 1 partition)
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