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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ddude58, Feb 17, 2005.

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  1. Ddude58

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    Can anybody help me? I am running windows XP. I don't know what happen but when I booted up I got this error NTLDR. It said press ctrl, alt, delete to reset pc. I have done this so many times i'm ready to throw this pc out. I don't have much money and bought this pc used and is about 5 years old. Before this happen I had no problems what so ever. I really can't afford to buy another pc and need this for school work


    . Thank you for any help you can give me
    David
     
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    -> If you have your original Windows XP CD, you can boot to the recovery console...

    --> Insert your Windows XP CD, and power on your PC.
    --> Enter the BIOS (by pressing DEL or F1 or F2 when it says press <one of them> to enter Setup), the message may pass quickly so you have to do it quick...
    --> If done correctly, you should see a (most probably blue screen) with options, search through the options for boot order or boot device select and put the CD-ROM at the top of the boot order...
    ---> When you restart your computer, you will see a "Press any key to boot from CD.." message, so press ENTER at that screen to get to XP setup (NOTE: It passes quickly, if you miss it, reboot again...)
    ---> XP Setup Welcome screen is a blue screen, it will tell you to press ENTER to enter setup or press "R" to enter Recovery Console, so you press R...
    ---> It will then tell you to choose your Windows XP installation (which it will display in a list, choose it by its number - eg: type in 1 and press ENTER)..
    ---> It will ask for the Administrator password, if you have that as nothing, just press ENTER..
    --> You should get to a command line, type FIXBOOT and press ENTER, then FIXMBR and ENTER and respond Yes to the warning, then remove the XP CD and reboot...

    --> Hopefully, your hard drive should boot normally if the problem were only concerned with NTLDR, as it could be a hard drive failure...
     
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