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june1103
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HELP ''PLEASE''

I got a ibm thinkpad i series...yeah it's oldie it goes into the bio's just fine.. I don't know what i did oneday
I just turned it on, and ''blam oh'' ALL my data ''LOST'' and I bought this laptop used so I don't have the
recovery cd's or anything at all.. I do keep getting the message ''NTLDR MISSING'' when I try to run a floppy with
some recovery software but it won't open the software it just keep saying ''NTLDR MISSING'' not a system disk???
Can you tell me what this message means....and also if someone erased your hard drive to get back at you
for something chould you get the data back...PLEASE AND THANK YOU JR.
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AdrianKH
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Re: HELP ''PLEASE''

Hi there!

'NTLDR MISSING' is Windows XP's way of saying that a critical boot up file that it is looking for is missing. This can happen for a number of reasons:

- The hard drive has suffered a software or mechanical problem
- The data has become corrupted
- The laptop isn't seeing the hard drive

What model PC is it? Was it dropped at all? The easiest way to fix this would be to reinstall the operating system.
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Re: HELP ''PLEASE''

it's a IBM thinkpad i series 1400, 2611 451 and I'm not sure if it was drop or not, But chould have hard drive crashed because it dose makes a scary clicking nosies???
is there any dos commands i can use to get my windows back???
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Re: HELP ''PLEASE''



june1103 wrote:
it's a IBM thinkpad i series 1400, 2611 451 and I'm not sure if it was drop or not, But chould have hard drive crashed because it dose makes a scary clicking nosies???
is there any dos commands i can use to get my windows back???


Do you have access to another Windows intallation XP?
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Re: HELP ''PLEASE''

I'm not sure what you mean..when you say do I have access to another windows installion XP do you mean
do I have another pc with XP on it..if so my other pc dose have Xp on it...
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june1103 wrote:
I'm not sure what you mean..when you say do I have access to another windows installion XP do you mean
do I have another pc with XP on it..if so my other pc dose have Xp on it...


No, sorry, I meant do you have access to a Winodws XP installation CD ... either Home or Pro will do.
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Re: HELP ''PLEASE''

No I don't have any CD Installtoins for Xp or any other windows, are there any other Operating systems that can
be downloded onto a floopy disk, then install on another pc????
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june1103 wrote:
No I don't have any CD Installtoins for Xp or any other windows, are there any other Operating systems that can
be downloded onto a floopy disk, then install on another pc????


Let me see what I can do ... Microsoft used to have tools that you could download. I'll see if they are still available.
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