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can't boot from anything other than hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by quaybored111, Apr 10, 2010.

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  1. quaybored111

    quaybored111 Thread Starter

    Apr 9, 2010
    Hi, I was planning to reinstall XP a couple days back and was deleting a couple of partitions I didn't think I needed. Upon restarting, I got the error "NTLDR is missing" which I had kind of anticipated might happen, so I put in my XP CD to reinstall. But it seems I now can't boot from CD at all for some reason... I just get the same error, or if I disable my hard drive in the BIOS setup, I just get "operating sytem not found". I've tried putting the CD drive first in the boot order, I've tried manually selecting to boot from it, I've tried taking my hard drive out, I've even tried resetting my BIOS, all to no avail. Can someone tell me what's happened here?
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    Feb 23, 2010
    Admins please close this thread right away
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