Has the recover console which you can copy such files into C:.
But you shared so much except the exact error message. Have you tried XP REPAIR INSTALL as noted on google.com?
In closing, if you don't have a XP CD or have some OEM CD I can't tell. Details are slim here so my advice may be unuseful.
A couple weeks ago I had a problem where I got during a boot NTLDR loader not found(to this day not sure why that happened). Hit any key to continue but I just got the same thing over & over. I tried many things but ultimately formatted my hard drive to get thru it (that's difficult for a person with little experience like me). I'm using window's XP pro SP2+ installed on a Dell computer.
My question is this, I found microsoft article KB555304 which kind of explained how to make a bootable floppy, is there a way to create a bootable CD since my machine doesn't have a floppy but I do have a CD burner?
The article states I need these files NTLDR, NTDETECT.COM and another article said I ALSO need BOOT.INI. Where are these files on my C drive so I can copy them off to a CD & burn them? I did a search & expanded the search to include hidden files but I can't seem to find them, any help will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks so much,