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Johny Baked

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Hello everyone.
I am having problems with a laptop computer. Everything was working fine until I used the Partition Magic software to delete a partition with a Windows xp installed on it. Reason I deleted the partition was because I installed another Windows version in a new partition. When the laptop restarted to apply the new changes, windows didn’t load up and I got the “NTLDR is missing Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to Restart”. I then try to load Bios setup to set the CD drive to boot first and I couldn’t get Bios to load. I have tried almost everything. I removed the HDD from the laptop to get into Bios and it didn’t work. I have try all the keys F-1,2,10and11, ctrl-alt-del, ctrl-alt-s….. I got an Acer travelmate 2420 running on a Phoenix bios. One more thing I wanted to add, is that when I remove the hard drive the cd drive boots fine. But still can’t get into bios to change the boot options. Can someone please help me on these one?
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warriorscot

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The most common key to get into bios is the delete key on its own.

If its not mapped to delete its set to something Acer have decided to use as a standard so it should be in your manual, it also should flash up on the screen during boot which key to press but it should definitely be in the manual for that laptop or even any other Acer laptop of a similar age or newer.
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