I have an old comp. (AMD K63 450Mhz cpu, azza PT-5vmd MOBO) that I'm trying to get working again for second computer in home.
Put in a brand new 250 GB HD-MOBO only recognizes 137GB of that-which I realize the barrier problem but once I can get my HD formatted with the data tools cd that came with it, it should fix that problem and recognize the entire 250 gb. Or can flash the MOBO to update-but no update avail. that I can find so far. Or get a controller card.
Anyway, MOBO recognizes my HD at 137GB and CD ROM-which is good at this point.
Now I need to install a operating system (WIN XP)
After I put the CD in, it states that the "NTLDR file is missing.....press any key" and nothing happens-can go no further with install. But if I put in WINdows 2000 professional cd in it starts up the install process just fine!? How do I fix the NTLDR problem?
I found a few answers on microsoft help at http://support.micro...kb;en-us;314057
but not sure if this is the soultion because if you read thru the resolution section, it sounds like you have to have an older OS on HD already to copy the Msdos.sys file-which I dont have-Mine is a fresh install-nothing on HD yet-no OS on there yet.
thanks for any input.