Windows XP wont start



adw223
07-10-2005, 01:26 AM
When I turned on my home P.C. this morning I got the message;

NTLDR is missing
Press any key to continue.

When I press any key it says that the system cant start and to insert
the boot disk. Before I do this can anybody tell me if I use the boot
disk am I going to lose all the files I had saved on my P.C.? Also I am
asuming the boot disk is the windows XP cd that came with the P.C.

Any help greatly appreciated


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adw223

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 01:26 AM
On Thu, 16 Jun 2005 13:55:46 +0000, adw223 wrote:

> When I turned on my home P.C. this morning I got the message;
>
> NTLDR is missing
> Press any key to continue.
>
> When I press any key it says that the system cant start and to insert
> the boot disk. Before I do this can anybody tell me if I use the boot
> disk am I going to lose all the files I had saved on my P.C.? Also I am
> asuming the boot disk is the windows XP cd that came with the P.C.
>
> Any help greatly appreciated

If there is a removable disk in any of your drives, remove it. Examples:
remove floppy or CD that was left in drive.

Error message when you start your computer with a non-system disk
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;812492
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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

Byte
07-10-2005, 01:26 AM
You are correct about the boot disk. The WindowsXP disk is also a boot disk.
You will not lose any files with a repair install, only if you do a complete
clean
install of XP will you lose everything.
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Some days you're the windshield,
some days you're the bug.


"adw223" wrote:

>
> When I turned on my home P.C. this morning I got the message;
>
> NTLDR is missing
> Press any key to continue.
>
> When I press any key it says that the system cant start and to insert
> the boot disk. Before I do this can anybody tell me if I use the boot
> disk am I going to lose all the files I had saved on my P.C.? Also I am
> asuming the boot disk is the windows XP cd that came with the P.C.
>
> Any help greatly appreciated
>
>
> --
> adw223
>


Windows XP wont start