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Old Gateway with Windows XP ntldr missing now wont boot [Solved]


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I have an older gateway with windows XP home edition installed. I think i closed the wrong process thinking it was AVG, cause when I restarted computer it said ntldr missing. I put the XP cd in and chose the repair selection from there on the command line i did the copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\ thing (which fixed the ntldr missing problem)to get the ntldr back, but now it just starts up goes to the Gateway logo then switches to the PowerSaver Mode display then goes back to the Gateway logo screen, it just keeps doing this. The computer wont boot: load the OS, I cant figure out whats wrong its like it cant find the boot files. I have stuff on the hard drive so I dont want to do a complete reinstall of XP and lose all my data. I would really appreciate any help as I need the computer to do work. The boot version is 4.0.19 the gateway model # is MFATXSTLEL2FOKERNTD50051800 I dont know if that helps. I dont know if this is a malware issue or something else please help me.

Edited by jamesstar, 28 January 2014 - 02:52 AM.

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Did you happen to uninstall Conduit Search Protect before this happened? -> see here.

You need to copy ntdetect.com as well as NTDLR back into place.
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That's it I did uninstall Conduit Search Protect thinking nothing of it.
Do I just copy the ntdetect.com the same way I put NTDLR back on there

Edited by Buddierdl, 28 January 2014 - 11:39 AM.

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Yes, that should fix it.

Let me know if it doesn't.
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That fixed it thank you so so very much
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Do you need help with anything else?
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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