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NLTDR is missing

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I was installing a new harddrive for my OS into my computer. I put the XP bootable cd in the drive but it never loads it up. It always tells me the NLTDR is missing. I tried to go into the bios to change it so it boots up from the cdrom, but the computer locks up just as I get into the BIOS. Any ideas?


Edited by FieroReinke, 30 January 2006 - 09:25 PM.

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update the bios, using a floppy disk

then try....not able to get into bios is odd.
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You could try resetting the computer's BIOS. Please do the following:
  • Turn off your computer
  • Remove the power cord from the back of your computer
  • Open the side panel
  • Locate the CMOS battery (it's shiny stainless steel about the size of a nickel) and remove it
  • Wait at LEAST 5 minutes
  • Put the CMOS battery back in
  • Re-attach the side panel
  • Re-attach the power cord to the back of the computer
  • Power on your computer
You will probably get a CMOS checksum error first time booting after doing this. Don't worry this is NORMAL. It only means that you need to set the date & time on your computer again. It should say to press one of the Function keys or the DEL key to enter SETUP. Do so and reset the correct date & time. Make sure you SAVE CHANGES before you exit setup.


Edited by Fenor, 30 January 2006 - 10:44 PM.

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