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punkrocker19

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Alright well i dont post that often unless i really cant figure out what the [bleep] i'm doing so here goes...... theres a buch of computers in my house one of which is completly inhabited by youngsters so natually its completed filled with viruses and such, so anyway ive reformated this computer a few times and tonight i did it again and ive gottin this error
ntldr missing
ctr+alt+del to restart,
so i just have no idea what to do
PLEASE HELP!!!!!

Edited by punkrocker19, 14 November 2005 - 12:09 AM.

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Michael

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Hi

This often happens on a hard drive that is dieing. The file NTLDR it needed as you might have guess for Windows XP to start up. When it gets corrupt your get "NTLDR" is missing. The fact that you have formatted a few times and that has not fixed any thing, makes it very clear that this is hard drive related. Besides saying get a new hard drive I can't do much.

If you do have "youngsters" on a computer all the time besides installing all the protective software try making a limited account for them to use and keeping that administrative account password protected, that way it is harder a viruses, spyware etc. to get in. Also they can't install anything......
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well i actually found out it was in my bios and its trying to boot from my harddrive rather then cd, but hey thanks for the reply:)
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