Solved: NTLDR Missing

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silverseed71

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I have my moms computer and her HD went bad, so I put another one in and was attempting to install XP Pro. I have XP Pro SP1, SP2, and SP3. They are all giving me the same error.

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Are you having the computer boot from the installation CD? It is more than likely a BIOS or boot option to boot from CD. If you have a COA sticker on the computer you have to have the same OEM version of the OS on CD that matches the sticker. NTLDR messages are more than likely from failed attempts to install unless your new hard drive already has an OS on it.
 
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As long as you have a valid license key for the installation you should not have any issues. Have you set the BIOS to boot from CD?
 

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I do have valid copies and it is set right in BIOS. This is such an old system. Dell D600. Not even a SATA drive.
 
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