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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by 87654321, Jan 12, 2013.

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  1. 87654321

    87654321 Thread Starter

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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?
     
  2. Laz123

    Laz123 Banned

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    Make and model? Do you have an xp cd?
     
  3. 87654321

    87654321 Thread Starter

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    Do I have a CD? yes as I said and it will not run. Computer is a Hp CQ 2009 F
     
  4. Laz123

    Laz123 Banned

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    Try this:


      • 1 Insert a CD into the optical drive and restart the computer[​IMG].

      • 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[​IMG] 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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