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Don't realisticly expect a fix for this blunder I have made but here it is. I used the Eaesus clone software to back up my complete HD on one of my PC's.Somehow I hit the wrong button and now the computer will not boot. Get NTLDR is missing hit CTRL/ALT/DELETE restart. That brings back the same NTLDR missing.

Now I tried to run Dariks wipe and it crashes-Unrecognized HD found.
I tried the XP CD and get the same-NTLDR is missing.
I can't get into the BIOS to set the boot to CD.
I would try to install Linux if I can get it on CD. That probably would not work either though.
Do I now have a very heavy doorstop or can someone think of something else to try to bring the PC back to life?
 

Laz123

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Try this:


    • 1 Insert a CD into the optical drive and restart the computer.

    • 2 Press the "Esc" key when the "Press the ESC key for Startup Menu" message appears on-screen. This message will come on while the Compaq logo is on-sceen.

    • 3 Press the "F10" key when the Startup Menu appears on-screen to enter the Setup Utility Program.

    • 4 Use the arrow keys to select the "System Configuration Menu."

    • 5 Use the arrow keys to go to "Boot Options."

    • 6 Use the arrow keys to set the "CD-ROM boot" option to "Enable."

    • 7 Save the changes and exit the Setup Utility Program. The computer will restart from the disc inside the optical drive.

    Now try a 'repair' install which will save your data but you'll have to do all updates http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 
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