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Boots with message-File missing or curupt WINNT\SYSTEM\vgaoem.fon

Windows XP pro - 1st boot, floppy, CD, then HD.
Sometimes reboot and would run windows but would lose short cuts fom desk top.
Changed battery as it looked low and put Bios in Safe Mode but now it stops with above message always. Tried putting Windows CD in, it won't start, press return and it reboots and stops at above message. I then tried to reformat HD to load a backup but it will not bootup on Floppy or CD only hard drive
Any ideas? If not can you recommend a replacement MBd that will take my single core CPU AGP card and memory as I believe this board is no longer made.

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  • terry304 Jan 16, 2009

    Thanks for your help but this would'nt work.

    I have set floppy as 1st boot, if there is a Dos floppy in that drive and you reboot, it should load the Dos, Windows should not attempt to load but Windows loads and floppy dose not start. This is why I feel it must be on the mother board, what do you think?.



    Terry.

  • terry304 Jan 16, 2009

    Yes, after resetting Bios, changeing battery, putting Bios in safe mode, I have set Bios to boot Floppy, CD, then Hard disk but it ignorse first two and always boots with Hard disk first. This is why I feel it must be mother board.



    Terry

  • terry304 Jan 23, 2009

    Thanks for all your help folks, it did'nt sort it out so I've bought a replacement main board.

    Thanks again.



    Terry.

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Hi terry304, your current trouble is within windows not your motherboard. If you want to repair your windows than go to the link below & read the Microsoft page. They have a program that can help repair your window. See the link provided;
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545
(Though you'll do most of the work).
Here are a few replacement boards for your socket 939 CPU & MB;
http://www.outletpc.com/c3980.html

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131568

And lastly:
http://www.winbuyer.com/cat-1717/keyword-motherboard%20939/init-1/?c=8201717&gclid=CMCpoPubkZgCFQpxHgodKmPDmg

Personally, I do not buy from EBay when it comes to MB's. The risk is too high. I also run a socket 939.

Good luck Terry!
Thank you for using fixya.
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    Mike Peluso Jan 16, 2009

    Terry, you can access your CD-ROM drive by pressing the F8 key during boot up. Load your Windows CD in to the CD-ROM drive. The F8 key will load a screen like this;






    From the "Please select boot device: window, select your CD-ROM drive that has the windows CD in it. Than try a reinstall of windows. (Preferred with a format of the hdd).

    I have been doing this for sometime & once windows has been reinstalled your current issue will clear up. I am sure your windows is messed up. Cause could easily be from a virus or worm. Though rare, bios could be corrupt. Before you do a format & reinstall window, remove your memory & reseat, this will clear any memory resident virus that may reside in your memory.

    If you still feel the problem is the motherboard, I did list a couple replacements.



    Mike

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You have to change bios boot setting to boot from cd first

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  • ironclaw Jan 16, 2009

    terry try a new power supply first .sounds like your power supply is dieing .



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A..Access the BIOS setup by pressing the key designated for your BIOS at Startup? It can be Del/F1/F2 or whatever and will be shown on Boot Screen before Windows is loaded.
B. Do you have a Win98 Boot Diskette proven to work well in a PC?
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NTLDR is Missing.

Related errors:

Below are the full error messages that may be seen when the computer is booting.

NTLDR is Missing
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Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
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Computer is booting from a non-bootable source




CD-ROM is the first boot device, and not the hard disk drive.

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