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NTLDR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
tired the fixboot from the WinXP recovery console and it said (whatever) was written correctly, but I still get the "NTLRDR is missing" message when I select the windows partition from the grub menu.
Just to go through the steps I followed, I first tried to repair-install the current installation on WinXP but it said it would overwrite my current install and I'd lose all my files including my documents, etc.., so I didn't go ahead with it. Instead I went to the recovery console and ran the chkdsk /p command. By now grub had obviously been messed up, so I followed the link
http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/245and easily got grub back to normal.
I then tried the "fixboot" command but drive letters were different in the recovery console - while the WinXP partition shows up as F:/ in WinXP, here it was showing as D:/ so I did fixboot d:
Somehow I still could not boot into WinXP, 'cos of the same NTLDR missing error.
Then I went back to the recovery console and copied ntldr & ntdetect.com from the WinXP setup CD, but ntdetect.com gave the Access Denied error. I then booted up from my Linux Mint 12 and copied ntdetect.com from the WinXP setup CD into the WinXP partition. Then tried to bootup from selecting the WinXP option from the grub menu, but no luck, and here I am.
Any help on how I can go about with this, pls.