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Laptop Missing NTLDR

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#1 Dragonshark


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 05:25 AM



I hope i have the correct forum.


I have a problem with my laptop, when it starts up it says NTLDR missing( see pic) It's a Dell Latitude D430 windows xp.

The dvd drive also stopped working a couple of weeks ago, No cd came with it either.


Is there anything i could try? Any help with be greatly appreciated.



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#2 dc3


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 01:43 PM

Try this.


Go to Start, then click on Run, and type cmd and press Enter.


A window similar to the one below will open.




When the window opens type in the follow commands one at a time and press Enter after each command.


CD C:\i386 



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#3 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 02:44 PM



You need a working CD/DVD drive for most of the repairs ( Old laptops may not boot from a USB ). Since missing files could be an indication of HDD failure, please run a diagnostic test first.


1. Press Esc during powering on to interrupt the boot.


2. Now press F12 to begin the test. 

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