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Posted 16 March 2008 - 08:42 PM

Hello, I have a computer that won't start up and instead it shows a black screen and it says NTLDR is missing press Ctrl, Alt, and Del to restart. I tried this several times but it does not work. All I have is a recovery disk and a CD/DVD drive and I don't have a floppy drive it also has all the latest update and Sp3 release candidate 2. Please help. And I just started so I don't know much about computers and what is an attachment?

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 08:44 PM

There's some good advice here:

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 08:54 PM

IME the most common reason for this error message is a corrupted boot sector. The repair for this is done by using the Recovery Console to run the "fixboot" command.

You can download a copy of the Recovery Console ISO from here: http://www.thecomputerparamedic.com/files/rc.iso (DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINK). Then use an ISO burner to burn it to a CD. Then boot from the CD to enter the Recovery Console

Here's the BC Tutorial on it: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-install-the-windows-xp-recovery-console/
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 09:03 PM

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You can also download a boot file from www.ntldrismissing.com and unzip it onto a USB drive or a blank CD. Put it in when you start the computer and you should see a list of choices for fixing the problem. Usually No. 1 does the trick.
When I had to do it there was nothing wrong with my boot sector, it just disappeared (can't remember if it had a virus). Oh wait, I royally stuffed up dual-booting Linux and XP :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 11:37 PM

Thanks for the feedback I tried some but all I have is CDRs that get unuseable after you put something in them and no USBs :flowers: i'll come back tom. :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 11:42 PM

I don't have an XP disk either :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 12:01 AM

What exactly do you mean by "CDRs that get unuseable after you put something in them"?

Maybe use should try some other disks, or try burning them on a different computer.
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 12:13 AM

CDRs compact disk, i mean the regular ones i got confused, but they become corrupt once you use them for some reason:( :flowers: :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 04:01 PM

if you have any ideas please note some of the ideas do not work :flowers: i'll be open to any ideas :thumbsup: .

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 05:23 PM

Thanks USASMA your topic works my computer but it now says
WHICH WINDOWS INSTALLATION WOULD YOU LIKE TO LOG ON TO
(TO CANCEL, PRESS ENTER) what do i type up?
Please reply, thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 05:33 PM

WOW, thanks man now i can boot into the emachines recovery! :thumbsup:




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