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#1 nativetexan2

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 03:46 PM

A co-worker gave me his non-working HP widescreen laptop running XP Home. When I turn the computer on I get a NTLDR is missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. The co-worker did not have the installation disks so I downloaded a Win XP ISO and created a recovery disk with ImgBurn. I changed the boot order to CD first and when I started the computer, it went thru the Windows Setup. I pressed R to repair using Recovery Console. The next screen asks which Windows installation would you like to log onto. The only one listed is 1: C:\Windows. I entered 1 and all I got was the C:\WINDOWS> (cursor)

 

That got me nowhere so I restarted again this time I pressed enter to set up Windows XP. It went thru the setup and I got the Setup cannot find the End User Licsensing Agreement (EULA). Setup cannot continue. I have a reinstallation disk from my work Dell computer running XP Pro. Can I use that to reinstall Windows on the laptop? What problems will I encounter or if anyone else has other recommendations?



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 04:35 PM

At your prompt C:\WINDOWS> (cursor) Type CD.. to get to the C:\ prompt

 

Follow this guide. Good Luck.



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Posted 05 December 2014 - 05:56 PM

Easiest is to boot from Hirens Boot CD and select Fix NTDLR option. 


 "Helpdesk: There is an icon on your computer labeled "My Computer". Double click on it.
User: What's your computer doing on mine?"





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