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I decided to run Registry Mechanic, and I choose the Compact Registry option, and it compacts and optimizes the registry, then it asked me to restart the computer now it won't startup, and all it is is a black screen that reads NTLDR file missing, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to retstart, and I press it, and the same message pops up. I hope someone can help me restore my computer because I really need the help, and I hope I didn't ruin it. Any help would be greatly appreciated thank you!

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I searched a lot of other sites for topics on this issue, and it seems I need the Windows XP disc my computer came with in order to fix the problem, and it didn't come with the disc when we bought the computer so I fear there's going to be a major issue with this. :whistling:

Is there a program I could download, and then burn to a cd and run on the other computer because the computer I'm on right now has a cd burner.

Edited by computerdude1985, 28 March 2007 - 08:38 PM.

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before you jump the on the cd burning bandwagon, have you tried to boot into safe mode??? If you are able to boot into safe mode, do a system restore to the day before you ran the registry program. Too boot into safe mode, tap F8 while the machine starts, then choose safe mode.

Otherwise what you can do is get a boot disk from http://www.bootdisk.com and boot your computer with it. They have xp boot disks. if you can use that to boot your system, then once you are in, do a system restore.

If a system restore doesn't fix the issue then you will have to do one of two things. either buy a retail version of Windows XP at the store, which those are already starting to become hard to find with the release of VISTA, or contact your computer manufacturer and wait for the disk to arrive.
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before you jump the on the cd burning bandwagon, have you tried to boot into safe mode??? If you are able to boot into safe mode, do a system restore to the day before you ran the registry program. Too boot into safe mode, tap F8 while the machine starts, then choose safe mode.

Otherwise what you can do is get a boot disk from http://www.bootdisk.com and boot your computer with it. They have xp boot disks. if you can use that to boot your system, then once you are in, do a system restore.

If a system restore doesn't fix the issue then you will have to do one of two things. either buy a retail version of Windows XP at the store, which those are already starting to become hard to find with the release of VISTA, or contact your computer manufacturer and wait for the disk to arrive.


Thanks so much! I sent all of this info to my friend. She's coming over tomorrow morning to try to fix the computer. She has a windows disc so I think she can repair it. I just don't wanna lose any of my files on my computer.
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very good, let us know what happens.

This is the primary example of why most of us don't recommend using registry software like Registery mechanic or any other brand. One wrong move and you can render your machine useless until you get it fixed.
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