HELP -- DELL Inspiron 6000

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Hello All,

I am in need of some help in order to make my laptop, which is inspiro
6000, working again. I accidently deleted the OEM partition and since
then the system does not boot from the hard disk with an error message
about missing NTLDR. I have the Dell utilities CD and Windows XP Media
Edition CD as well. But the problem is that Windows XP CD that I am
trying to use to recover my system hangs as well now after displaying
the message checking for computer hardware. My system is (was) dual
boot configuration with FC4 (Linux) as the second operating system.
Linux still works fine.

Is there a way to get around this problem, using utilities CD, without
re-installing the
windows operating system. To me looks  like some how boot.ini
file needs to be fixed to make it point to the appropriate new
partition on the hard disk. Thanks for your time and suggestions in


Re: HELP -- DELL Inspiron 6000

There is an option in the repair console to repair the boot loader.  But
if you truly deleted an entire partition, you are probably looking at
having to rebuild the entire hard drive ... all partitons.

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Re: HELP -- DELL Inspiron 6000

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Unfortunately, I aggree with Barry.  Backup all your data and
install both XP and Linux from scratch.  Install XP first.  Since
one related XP partition is gone there is no telling about the
whole configuration.  You could hack your way back but the
system configuration would be in doubt from now on.
Windows computers need to be cleaned out once in a while

Did you install FC4 yourself?  FC6 will be out soon.  You
might consider a newer version.


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