Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
A virus got into my system named NTDETECT.exe. Later it stopped booting when I tried to restart, it says NTLDR missing. I decided to reinstall windows xp once again but after it says 'Press any key to boot from cd' and pressing a key it shows a blank screen and does not proceed further. I don't mind reinstalling the os instead of just reparing the corrupt files if that is the easiest way to solve the problem. I got a bootable floppy disk created using motherboard cd which was used last time I had a virus problem. I'm not sure if that is required here.Please tell me how should I reinstall windows xp. Thanks.
Hi... NTLDR missing indicates that you need to re-install OS.. for sure...
After press the key... shows blank screen : this is the common issue... only thing you need to do is
try to get Windows 2000 or 2003 bootable cd...
then boot from it... and continue the process till Delete Partition C: and Create Partition C:
takeout the cd and insert XP and reboot the computer... u'll not see the blank screen.. but should go through the same process again...
Posted on May 24, 2009
Try it again with the bootable floppy disk... if you have the option use fdisk /mbr and then format the computer and reinstall using the cd you have. the fdisk /mbr command will get rid of any virus residing in your master boot record.
Posted on May 24, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Press any key to restart
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