Question about E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC
I hit ctrl, Alt, Del as instructed, but it won't restart. Goes back to same screen over and over. I've installed several times with same result. My hard disk is now wiped and I can't get past this issue.
Computer is e-machine W3506, XPHome, 2 gig memory. A little over a year old.
If that item is compressed, it must be compressed inside the recovery disk because nothing is left of my system that I can reach. Black screen.
Any hope for this poor thing?
Thanks for all suggestions.
You have a complex problem or a simple one! you may need to provide more details as we go through this (I'll try my best)
basically your system is looking in the wrong place or simply can't access the system partition (where your windows installation files are) and it could be as simple as removing a forgotten floppy disk from the floppy drive or it could be complex as to be a bios issue that may require firmware update.
let's start by checking the obvios:
1.remove any floppy disk if you have any in the floppy drive and test.
2. go into your bios and check the boot order, for now make sure your first boot device is your hard drive (the order can be changed at a later time if needed)
first explain clearly how you got the ntldr is missing error.
how do you say you completed the installation from the recovery disk?
at what point you get the cltr alt del message after you have reinstalled the os, does it really complete the installation?
did you check if your device has the master boot record protected while you were doing the installation... make sure the mbr is writable before you start the installation. (check your bios and set it accordingly).
your recovery disk does have a compressed image of your system as it was when you purchase your computer. and that's normal.. if you did not do a backup of your files or do not have the installation cd's for your applications you pretty much have lost everything at this point but the operating system and the default programs that are part of the image on your recovery disk, and that was expected with the procedure you conducted.
post your findings and the answer and we will follow up with you.
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