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Solved: NTLDR Missing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by silverseed71, Nov 25, 2011.

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  1. silverseed71

    silverseed71 Thread Starter

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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.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Rockn

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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.
     
  3. silverseed71

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    It had XP Home edition and I am trying to install XP Pro
     
  4. Rockn

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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?
     
  5. silverseed71

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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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    Ahh, it wasn't picking up my F12 to boot from CD. Sorry.
     
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