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char12

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Hi,
I am hoping that you can help me again. You did a great job the first time.
I am working on a hp533w and when it boots all I get is NTLDR is missing and then it say control+ault+delete to restart. When I try to go to f10 it will not let me.

Any suggestions <_<
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hey mate,
You ussally get that message after you have upgraded from a windows 98 pc to a windows xp pc. Why? Because windows 98 has been installed on a FAT32 file system. Your best bet is to insert the windows XP cd and boot from the cd and once you are in windows use the repair function from your XP CD or just copy e:\i386\ntldr c:
copy ntdetect.com c:
from the cd yo your root folder.
Here are some good links
1) http://www.webopedia...RM/N/NTLDR.html
2) http://support.micro...&NoWebContent=1
3) http://www.win2000ma...?ArticleID=4538
Found this one too
4) http://support.micro...&NoWebContent=1

Edited by Ntd, 11 May 2004 - 07:11 PM.

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char12

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This computer has xp already installed on it when it was bought.
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First try this:
1. Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.
2. When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
3. Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the R key to repair Windows.
4. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the 1 key and pressing enter.
5. You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password (often there's no password setup, just press enter).
6. Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter "E". This letter may be different on your computer.

copy e:\i386\ntldr c:
copy ntdetect.com c:

Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.

If that doesn't work, you'll need to perform a repair installation:
http://www.geekstogo...p?showtopic=138
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