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BOOTMGR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. Im trying to format an older computer with XP Pro. I physically took out the only hard drive in the computer and hooked it up externally to my laptop to save files and burned copies of the data my friend needed. I then formatted the drive (my laptop's OS is Vista Home Premium), and reinstalled the hard drive (an old 40 gig Maxtor drive) into it's old computer. The motherboard is an MSI KM4M-L. I changed the BIOS to boot from CD drive, and each ti


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The problem is caused by Formatting the HDD in Vista before moving back to the system.
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\015\012Simplest fix, hook it back to the Vista system and delete the partition from the drive in disk management. Once that is done, then put the drive with no partition in the XP system and boot to the XP CD, create a new partition and install XP
I would suggest using NLite to create a bootable cd using the Windows cd that you have configured just the way you want it.
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