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    Missing BOOTMGR (XP SP-2)

    I just formatted the drive on my laptop and installed XP.

    It'll boot from the XP CD, but without it I get the Missing BOOTMGR" error.

    How do I fix this?

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    Re: Missing BOOTMGR (XP SP-2)

    I found it -- I think.

    The boot sequence was set to the CD first, then the HD. Once I put the HD first, it worked fine.

    But why it didn't move past the CD and look at the HD is beyond me.

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    Re: Missing BOOTMGR (XP SP-2)

    "But why it didn't move past the CD and look at the HD is beyond me."

    You did not destroy the already existing partition during reinstallation. Next time destroy existing partition first, create a new one next, and only then select a newly created partition for Windows installation.

    To fix your problem, boot from your Windows Setup CD and when prompted, select "Repair Windows installation" ( press R).
    However, you can leave your installation as it is if it does not bother you.

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    Re: Missing BOOTMGR (XP SP-2)

    OK. Thanks.

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