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My Acer computer crashed, it had Windows XP media center edition 2005 loaded. I attempted to use the recovery disc, but disc 3 was damaged, so NTLDR is missing, where can I get a replacement. Thank you

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Hello,

You can always get replacement CD from the manufacturer either via website or phone.

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If you go to eBay and type "windows xp media center edition" into the search window, it will shunt you to a page where there is a full install retail disc there for sale now for $55 plus shipping.

If your machine is a Dell, they offer a little known "One Time Only" recovery media replaement for free. Go to this page and fill out the information and for your reason for the replacement choose "Missing/LosIf/Damaged media. If they write you that the machine is out of warranty, write back and explain that Dell has extended this courtesy for years and perhaps the agent should speak with his supervisor. This has worked for me 100% on at least 50 Dells I have repaired.

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1: Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.

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4: Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key(most of the cases it will be "1" only) and pressing enter.

5: You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.

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