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Laptop Missing NTLDR


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#1 Dragonshark

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 05:25 AM

Hi

 

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.

 

Angela

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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.

 

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

 

CD C:\i386 

 

winnt32.exe


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 02:44 PM

Hi

 

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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