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Old 12-26-2004, 09:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I have recently bought a new 80gb hard drive as my old one completetly collapsed on me, so I am needing to launch my computer from scratch.

I have a windows xp backup disc, yet cannot get onto the windows screen from starting up my computer using this disc.

It has been suggested I need a bootup disc, yet I can't create a disc like this as this requires me to go into My Computer, then the floppy drive etc when I am not able to get this far.

When I insert the windows xp disc into my dvd drive, I get the message "NTLDR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart." When I restart I get exactly the same message.

What does this mean I have to do???

Please Help.

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Old 12-26-2004, 10:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you can get bootdisks from http://www.bootdisk.com
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Yeah thanks, but this website has a lot of options on to download, and also charges for the service. Any other way??
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When I insert the windows xp disc into my dvd drive, I get the message "NTLDR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart." When I restart I get exactly the same message.
You need to change the boot sequence in the BIOS options to make the first boot device as CD/DVD ROM and the 2nd one as HDD to boot from the windows XP CD. Windows XP boot disk is like 6 floppies, it sux.
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hmm...they used to be free, i got mine from there. They are free on this site http://www.allbootdisks.com otherwise you could probly just make one on another XP machine
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