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gazwold

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My home PC will not boot up. The power is fine, but get error message "NTLDR is missing, press ctrl alt delete to restart" - will let me into BIOS settings, but will not go beyond there. Packard Bell, running windows XP, and i have checked all cables, etc. Have no idea what has caused this, one day it worked, the next day it didn't. Not sure if it is hardware or software. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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dsenette

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the NTLDR is the windows boot loader....it tells the machine where to find the windows partition..and what to do with it...
to repair it...try a repair installation
Boot up with the XP CD in the drive and let Setup run. Go past the "C" and "R" repair options by presssing Enter just as if you're doing a clean install and you'll eventually get an option to "Repair an existing installation". That's the one you want. If it asks about formatting you've gone wrong, so start over.

You'll get to keep your existing apps & settings, but you need to re-install SP2, Windows Updates & any unsigned drivers afterwards. NOTE: Be aware that you'll lose any protection from Blaster / Sasser type worms. Don't go online without a firewall, whether the built in Windows one or 3rd party.

How to Perform A Re-Install Of XP
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jrm20

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Try what dsenette said. Still no luck try this below.
This will be able to help you. Look at response number 7.


http://www.computing...rum/131527.html


If that still doesnt work, you will have to reload windows onto the pc.

Edited by jrm20, 11 January 2006 - 12:29 PM.

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gazwold

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Thanks for the advice, have had to completely re-install windows, but is now up and running again. Your help is appreciated, keep up the good work. :tazz:
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