Question about Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook
First I would backup the hard drive (save important data, docs, pics, files etc..). to do that without loosing data (hope the hard drive is not deleted or formatted prior to this)
you need and external box (ide/sata hdd caddy or cable) where you put your hdd in and plug it in ,externaly to an other pc or laptop.
if the other pc/laptop see your hdd then it' good news. try searching for you files and docs e.g.(C:\Documents and Settings\Student\My Documents )
after the backup try scanning your hdd using CHKDSK /f /r from the command prompt (start-run-cmd-enter then type chkdsk (disk letter) /f /r + enter) this might take few minutes.
put the hdd back and restart, see if it will work. If not, you might need to re-install the operating system.
hope this solution helped.
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
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NT Boot loader, The file needed to load windows.Use your recovery disk you received with the computer boot to it ,wait until it completes the load.Once its done you will see an option to press R for repair.If your software is not coruptwd you should be able to repair windows.Once done reboot .Your Os should load.
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
The simplest solution and best solution in this case is to do a fresh install of windows to your computer.
you can use a windows installation disc or restore discs that came with the computer.
You can possibly replace the ntlrd (Nt loader) but as its a little more complex than just a fresh install I won't go into it now.
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
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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.
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
or NTDETECT.COM file
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