thanks for your reply and let me take the chance to clarify loads of stuff as i was rather panicing instead of focusing.
Here is the sequence of waht happened and more information that i guess you badly need in order to be able to help.
I got this laptop second hand only a couple of days ago and want to use it for only basics: video playing, web browsing and skype.
I am not sure about its specific type, but know some info: has 2GB memory, 512 RAM, 800 MHz processor, it was loaded with win xp SP3, i think its Asus EEE PcSeries 2GB Surfer - as these came out in green and mine is green
there is no cd-rom in it, but 3 usb slots and an SD card
1. When i got it, i started to use it and realised that while browsing the net it was trying to connect via a dial-up connection, even though i set it up it kept changing back to off-line mode, i set the wireless broadband connection as default and it kept on forgeting what i set, could manage to browse, but sometimes it lost connection and wanted me to dial-up
2. a win message started to pop-up saying it was short on virtual memory
3. i tried to remove all unnecessary programmes and set some memory free
while doing it i used a software that did say the warning that if i delete those (unused)files it may cause problems, especially if they were windows files
4. that was the time when i deleted the NTLDR
5. following the troubleshooting page from here i loaded the files on a usb and got it working once, could boot windows
6. i tried to copy the files (as the last step says) after a while it worked (first the computer was asking for a driver to be installed to see the files, somehow i managed to get the contents of the usb stick)
7. while in win i couldnt get online as the wi-fi was not working, the light was not even flashing and i did try to switch it on and off and back on (i mean pressing the button for it)
8. restarted and now the message says that NTLDR is compressed and press ctrl ald del
in BIOS i couldnt find disable boot booster, there is no such option
here are the options all the info what i can see in BIOS
ASUS 700x ACPI BIOS revision 0404
core version: 0404
build date: 03.12.09
ec firmware version: epo-089
type: intel ® Celeron ® M processor
installed size: 512
system time and date
Warning: setting wrong values ...
onboard devices configuration
supervisor password - not installed
user password - not installed
Boot device priority
hard disk drives
boot settings configuration
onboard LAN boot ROM - disabled
(and here is wehre boot booster should be...?)
thats where i am right now
so answering your question, yes, when i could load win there were other problems, after rebooting twice the compressed NTLDR message came up im stuck here.
2. the repair process that i followed: http://tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm
3. no DVD, no cd, no nothing as i got it with a charger, but the license key is still visible for win xp at the bottom
4. yes i did and it says:
quick boot - enabled (twice)
FYI i do not have any data on it, so if reinstalling an OS is the best solution i am happy to do that - as long as it could be done from a flash drive and is small (also i would higly appreciate assistance in it)
thanks a lot
Edited by MsYvaine, 08 April 2012 - 08:10 PM.