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NTLDR is missing - Cant boot using XP disk


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nwingate

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Ok, I'm having trouble with my laptop.
When I try to boot I get an error message that says.

NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

I know the normal troubleshooting. I insert my Windows XP disk and do a repair. But thats not working. Every time I boot from that CD I get the message

Setup is inspecting your computers hardware configuration...

and then I get a black screen that never goes away.
Any ideas?
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Tyger

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Sounds like your hard drive may have failed. NT Loader is the first file that loads and is used to load all the others. You might check to see that the connections to the drive are solid, yeah, opening the case isn't very easy. Good luck. It's possible that a virus may have damaged NTLDR. Maybe someone has a better idea here.
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macten

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Here's a link that you can use to trouble shoot it:

http://www.computerh...es/ch000465.htm

Just wanted to add....if you take the back of that laptop off, I would mark where each screw goes. Some manufacturers use several different length screws. If you put the wrong screw in the wrong hole and its to long, you could damage something.....make sure you remove the battery first.....

Edited by macten, 20 July 2005 - 08:54 PM.

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