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Windows XP Professional problem

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#1 awansarmad


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Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:24 AM

I am using WIN XP professional on Compaq nc 8230 laptop,as soon as i boot my
laptop there is this error " ntldr file is missing, press ctrl+atl+del to
restart but after every restart the same error message appears,when i try to
repair WIN XP from Win XP setup CD,it asks for 'administrator password' which
i dont have, so is there anyway that i can access my DOS mode & copy the files
needed into WIN XP directory ? Please i need help ASAP in the matter. !!!

P.S : My laptop doesnt support USB flash drive boot up .

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 03 October 2010 - 08:03 AM

Typically...when entering the Recovery Console, user must first select an installation (type 1 and hit Enter)...then there is a password line (just hit Enter). The next line allows the user to type the command they wish to run.

If you are encountering something other than this, let us know.

HP Instructions, http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechS...ectID=c00213449.


#3 Gabrial


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Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:22 PM

If you are looking to do a repair install of XP, the "repair using recovery console" is not the option you want. The repair install comes later in the setup dialog.

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