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jbraves17

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Hopefully someone has the answer to my question :tazz:

I recently tried to format my parents computer. Their current OS is XP Pro.
After the format was complete the comp rebooted, and now after the POST it says
NTLDR is missing and it hangs at that spot. Is it possible to fix the problem?

Thank you for your time,

Justin
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dsenette

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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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