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    Hi, well this is a long problem and would like to know if anyone can help. Here is the story. About a week ago my computer was acting up and not acting like my Cd

    drives were even their. So of course I used Hp Recovery (btw I am using an Hp Pavilion a1330n) and all was well till about two days ago when I was trying to check

    out

    my girlfriends game sims and noticed it was acting like it wasn't on the system so I began an uninstall well needless to say lovely Microsoft update starting installing

    IE 7 Well before I knew it my computer restarted and then when It restarted it would do the screen where I can like do boot and F1 and stuff and then it

    automatically goes to this NTDLR is missing and that I have to press Ctr/alt/Delete to restart well I decided to try and do another system recovery and it says that I

    am inserting the wrong disk when it is #1 and I used it a few days ago. Well I researched and researched and found some solutions but most call for making a boot

    disk (and I dont have a floppy drive) and accessing my console and putting in some codes. Well I have no clue how to make a boot CD not A floppy and Hp and

    Microsoft want 50$ that I dont have just for that problem. So any help at all would be greatly appreciated I am so lost and also dont have an XP Cd so I cant use

    that as a startup CD either. Anyways sorry this is so long I just need help badly anyone who can guide me would be great thanks so much!

    Ethan

    P.s I am using Windows XP home Edition
    Last edited by Sparxeb; 3rd March 2008, 22:34.

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    Boot Files

    Ok I have a previous post with my NTDLR Missing problem but I decided to post

    another one with a few questions. First where can I find boot.ini nldr ntdetect.com?

    Second since I dont have a Floppy drive if I buy an external USB one will that work to

    transfer those boot files and then put them on the bad computer that wont start up?

    And lastly how in the heck do I put them on and when I plug it into the other comp

    and I set my priorities to start with that external drive (if I even can) will it

    automatically start or do I have to do something?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated thanks guys!

    Ethan

    P.S Also Just for reference if you didn't read my post in misc about NTDLR missing Error I am running Windows XP Home Edition and sorry this is in the XP Pro section I am sure you guys can still help me out though.

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    • #3
      Re: Boot Files

      easier than buying a floppy drive and all that - repair your boot files and MBR using a WinXP disc.
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      • #4
        Re: Boot Files

        Yes I know of that way too but does that mean an actual windows XP disk or what because I dont have a windows XP disk.

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        • #5
          Re: Boot Files

          Borrow one from a friend. Using the repair function is pretty standard across XP discs, and it won't ask for a license check....

          Reinstallation, however, will require that you have the same version of XP as you have license.

          Besides, you'll still need *some* sort of boot device to load *something* in order to be able to manipulate the HD file contents, and AFAICR, I don't think you can just haul off and copy ntldr from computer to computer all that easily - by the time you get ti all set and done and figured out you could have borrowed an XP disc from a m8 and run fixboot and fixmbr and given him the disc back....

          Anyone else care to chime in? This seems to be the most logical method of fixing the computer, assuming that the HD is not actually dead....
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          • #6
            Re: Boot Files

            DONT DOUBLE POST
            Thread from Misc Forum locked and will be merged with this one to avoid confusion!
            Last edited by Ossian; 4th March 2008, 08:47.
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            • #7
              Re: NTDLR Missing Error

              Double post with
              http://forums.petri.com/showthread.php?t=22120

              Thread locked until it can be merged
              Tom Jones
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              • #8
                Re: Boot Files

                Originally posted by Sparxeb View Post
                Yes I know of that way too but does that mean an actual windows XP disk or what because I dont have a windows XP disk.
                And how did you installed Windows XP then?
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                • #9
                  Re: NTDLR Missing Error

                  Two threads merged so there may be some confusion in the post sequence.
                  1 1 was a racehorse.
                  2 2 was 1 2.
                  1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                  2 2 1 1 2

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                  • #10
                    Re: NTDLR Missing Error

                    Hey guys ok very sorry about the double post and I wont let it happen again.

                    Anyways well I guess borrowing a disk would work XP already came with the

                    computer on the motherboard so... but I ended up calling Microsoft and I am getting

                    a refund because nothing was solved so now HP wants 50$ but should I try them or

                    just borrow what would they do different? I mean the microsoft guy wanted me to

                    ask if my tattoo needed updated on my motherboard but HP wanted to charge me

                    50$ just for that. Anyways the whole reason for that is because my recovery disks

                    are not even being recognized and it says I have the wrong disk. So I guess what I

                    am asking is should I pay 50$ to have HP help me or borrow a disk since it is more

                    than just that error but also my recovery cd's not working?

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                    • #11
                      Re: NTDLR Missing Error

                      Be sure no usb storage devices / flash drives are plugged in the computer during boot have you tried that?


                      Explain to HP that you have created the restore DVD, but now you need it for a reinstall, the re-installation does not accept the computer. Maybe it is a known issue, and they offer service.

                      Otherwise,
                      ask HP what they exactly will do to repair the computer. Will they bring it back to factory default (you will lose your files, but you will get an other chance to create a new set of restore cd's), or do they just copy the missing files, and a next time you have problems with the computer you have to call them again.

                      If HP does not offer a free Service, then this is what I would try first,
                      borrow the cd, see if it works, if it does then spend that 50$ on an imaging tool.


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                      • #12
                        Re: NTDLR Missing Error

                        Ok well I borrowed a Cd but its not a xp home its an xp professional can I still use it

                        to run the repair?


                        EDIT: Ok I ran the repair and fixmbr and fixboot but it still is saying NTDLR is missing..... ok so any other ideas is it because its an xp professional cd???

                        Also to you REMS yea theres nothing in the computer. also I tried explaining all that too HP and she just repeats that their is a 50$ service charge for the technicians.... and I

                        even tried simple questions but too no avail...

                        ugh I am so stressed...
                        Last edited by Sparxeb; 5th March 2008, 01:41.

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                        • #13
                          Re: NTDLR Missing Error

                          AFAIK, that file is the same whether it's XP Pro or XP Home so try it. At this point you have nothing to lose. Also, Fixboot and FixMBR will not replace missing or damaged files. They will rewrite the boot sector and fix the master boot record.

                          Also see the following article regarding the Recovery Console on XP:

                          http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058

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