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You may need to go into the bios to change order of bootMake CDROM first boot

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Ntlrd missing xp tablet on my hp tc1000 with no cd rom

  1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
  2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
  3. Corrupt NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM file.
  4. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
  5. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32.
  6. New hard disk drive being added.
  7. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
  8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
  9. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable.
  10. Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS.

Computer is booting from a non-bootable source

Many times this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a non-bootable floppy disk or CD-ROM. First verify that no floppy diskette or CD is in the computer, unless you are attempting to boot from a diskette.

Note: This error has also been known to occur when a memory stick is in a card reader and the computer is attempting to boot from it. If you have any card reader or flash reader make sure that no memory stick is inside the computer. Additionally disconnect all USB drives, cameras, ipods, iphones, etc. from the computer.

If you are attempting to boot from a floppy diskette and are receiving this error message it is likely that the diskette does not have all the necessary files or is corrupt.

If you are attempting to install Windows XP or Windows 2000 and are receiving this error message as the computer is booting verify that your computer BIOS has the proper boot settings. For example, if you are attempting to run the install from the CD-ROM make sure the CD-ROM is the first boot device, and not the hard disk drive.

Second, when the computer is booting you should receive the below prompt.

Press any key to boot from the CD

Important: When you see this message press any key such as the Enter key immediately, otherwise it will try booting from the hard drive and likely get the NTLDR error again.

Note: If you are not receiving the above message and your BIOS boot options are set properly it's also possible that your CD-ROM drive may not be booting from the CD-ROM properly. Verify the jumpers are set properly on the CD-ROM drive.

Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS

Verify that your computer hard disk drive is properly setup in the CMOS setup. Improper settings can cause this error.

Corrupt NTLDR or NTDETECT.COM file

Windows 2000 users
Windows XP users

Sep 24, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Not detecting windows xp booting cd vista booting dvd detected but showing size 0 canot creat patition what io

Click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders







This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone. or
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard or

you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall your DVD/CD then reinstall the driver for this device
if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down cd dvdrom drives if you see a yellow question or exclamation mark?! or a red x right click you will need to update the driver or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

(note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive)

The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:
IDE-0 means Pri master ?
IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ?
hope this helps

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Getting messages that I have infected files when I turn on my pc, mouse and key board have stopped working cant move the curser what do I do

At that point a reformat is your beast option.If you have your OS disc just put it in and reboot the machine,then follow the prompts.You can try to boot up in safe mode and then run your anti virus software.

Another option is to turn on the machine,while it is booting up,kill the power.Then turn it back on.This will cause it to give you an option to boot up into a repair mode.This only work for windows.When in repair mode use system restore.Restore it to a point before you had problems.

May 13, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Where do you get the drivers for MATSHITA CD-RW CW-7586

Windows NT and 2000 and XP and Vista and 7 have "built-in" device-drivers for all CD-ROM, CD-writers, DVD-ROM, and DVD-writer devices. So, there's no need to "download" nor "install" any device-driver.

If you want _FREE_ software to help you create/burn disks, access: and search for 'AShampoo Burning 6'. This is _FREE_ software that works fine.

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We are facing booting problem whenever a new start is done. it takes several starts to boot the system

The problem is the first booting device should be hard disk and second should be cd/dvd rom. There must be some bootable cd/dvd in your cd/dvd rom. try removing and check again. Or the OS must have been corrupted. Try backup your data's and try formatting it and install a new OS. The problem should be solved then

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I have a problem about my LG dvd rom drd 8160b I want to update my driver because other tape cant read

For less than $50, you can get a brand-new CD/DVD reader/writer. So, rather than spending $50 to try to "fix" your DVD-reader, just replace it.

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I got a Imation Apollo ii 320gb portable hard drive which is detected on my laptop and not on my desktop both run on windows xp.

Try to reload the operating system you are using i.e windows xp,one of the windows files may have been corrupted and how can you load it. if you have a important files on your desktop try to copy it into any storage device such as flash drive or memory card after you have transfer those files to the backup you use as your storage device unplug it from the system then format the system and load it with your windows xp any one that support service pack 2. how can you format and load your system. in the start up of the system press the key your system support to enter setup some system like compaq for you to enter their setup you have to press F10, some system support DEL to enter setup and some system support F1,while some support F2, any one your system support press it when you get to the setup area to advance setup or check those drop list one after the other until you see were you see booting or booting sequence or booting other then set your CD rom to the first boot follow the order the system give to you then save your setting by pressing F10 key or move your cursor to where you see save and exit and press the enter key for the system to restart then insert your operating system software i.e windows xp immediately the system restart and boot it will bring press any key to boot from cd rom then press enter key then follow the instrution.

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Every time I put in a disc in my HP dvd writer 530i-my computer crashes with a blank black screen and I have to reboot. Help

The driver has got corrupted due to some reason, whether virus or otherwise and a reinstall of the device should sort it out. Reboot the laptop and go to Start->Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager->DVD/CD ROM Drives. Here you will find your drive listed. Select it and remove it. Then reboot the laptop. Go to same place again and from the Menu select Actions->Scan for New HW. when your laptop finds a DVD drive it will detect the drive and load its drivers. Then it should not pose any problems.

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Problems booting into windows xp

If you can not boot into windows yyou can try to do an inline repair of windows

Please refer to this web address to get a better understanding for what is an inline repair.

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More than likely, since you say you did a DOS install of the OS, you did not set the FDISK parameters to set your primary drive. Insert the DOS CD you used to format the system. Boot to a DOS prompt and run the FDISK command. It should have an option, I believe it is number 2 or 3 to "Set primary drive". Select your hard disk 0 as this drive and you should be fine at rhat point.

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