120Gigs worth of HDs (2)
2.5 Gigs of Ram
6800GT video card
Windows XP Home Edition OS
I know this topic has come up before but I think i fouled it up beyond any solutions I have come across so far...
I'm currently having an issue with my desktop. Upon booting it up I get a screen with the following message
"NTLDR is missing....Press ctrl+alt+del to restart"
Through Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console I have attempted to copy the needed files from my Boot disc as instructed on several sites that I have visited...but of course I get the message
I have tried the LOGON commmand in an attempt to get the prompts...
"Which Installation would you like to log onto?"
"Type Administrator Password:"
But they Won't come up
I have changed the BIOS boot priorities around from CD-ROM to each of the HDs I have(Another solution suggested on the web) and back to CD-ROM. Didn't work.
I believe this is all a result from me not following through when I recently formated/installed Windows XP Home Edition on my HD (which I have done in the past with no issue).
What I did....
1) I completed a full reformatting/set up and got to the Windows Installation screen and realized I picked the wrong HD
2) I rebooted in the process of windows installing and started the reformating again
3) 4% into the 2nd reformating/set up I realized I did it again (ugh) and rebooted
4) for the third time when I booted from disc and selected
"To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER"
and Agreeing to the Terms of Microsoft I get the message
"Setup cannot find a previous version of Windows installed on your computer. To continue, Setup needs to verify that you qualify to use this upgrade product".
"Please insert one of the following Windows product CDs into the CD-ROM drive: Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, etc"
I open and close my CD-ROM with my Valid Windows XP Home Edition boot disc and got the same message.
I highly doubt that the CD-ROM is having issues reading my Boot disc considering it worked 5 minutes before and the Disc itself is in fine condition.
Given the information above (Sorry about being so long-winded) I was wondering if anyone would have any suggestions.
Any Help is appreciated.