Ok, I'm about ready to pitch this thing out the window. A co-worker brought me a Lenovo lappy that his fire department uses to have me look at it, he tells it me blue screens booting into windows (XP Pro).
I told him I would look it over, well the Lenovo diagnostics program tells me that the NTDLR is missing. Ok the boot loader is hosed, break out my XP disk to run the repair to replace the 'ntdlr' and 'ntdetect.com' files and the repair console says it can't find the disk.
The BIOS sees the disk, XP splash screen comes up like it wants to start, and F8 to get to the safe mode list works (but doesn't boot). So I know the hard drive is accessable.
I guess my question is, what the hell am I missing? why won't the recovery console see the drive?
Any one know another way to replace these files?
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