Go to Vista tech support. Sometimes if you used a cd/dvd that wasn't compatible with the system, vista creates filters. If you remove the high and low filters, it might help. Vista tech support has a page on how to do this. It worked for me after months of trying everything else.
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sure it has power (ejects). Check Device Manager in Safe Mode by pressing F8
during boot. Right click My Computer > Manage. Select Device Manager >
View > Show Hidden Devices. Now delete all DVD/CD-ROMs and reboot. Windows
will say "New Hardware Found" and install.
BIOS by pressing F key (correct Function key is noted during boot) and make sure
BIOS see's the Optical Drive.
"Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)" The way to solve this kinda issue is to reinstall the operation system and during installation the driver will be automatically installed for this device .. Use a recovery partition if you have one ...(most newly laptops came with such partition ...and the way to engage it is to press the F 11 on start like when you get to BIOS ..but this time will show the boot menu ...and choose the recovery partition ..) Be sure you save all important files from the C drive .. into another partition including the files from My document ..cause on re-installation C partition is usually deleted and formatted.. If you do not have a recovery partition ...you will need a bootable cd with a operation system installation on it ...and after you set the boot order in bios to boot first from cd ..(save settings with F10 after ) ..insert the disk into the laptop and restart ...confirm booting from cd and follow the installation instructions..
I would advise you not to do so. Most manufactureres did not release proper drivers for windows XP, as MS didn't encourage them to do so.
I can advise you to install windows 7 instead. I've installed it on all of my computers and I'm more than pleased. You can even run different programs as if the windows was XP... (and no, I don't work for Microsoft...)
How did you made it boot to the disc? if you used keystrokes to do so, it would be better if you go into your BIOS and set the boot priority making the dvd drive as priority and see if it is gonna work that way. If it does'nt you need to be concerned about the drive itself, it might be having problems as well.
Goto bios menu. And change the setting on hard drive and cdrom. It could be it still set in the old configuration. Try to set it in auto detect. Then save the setting. Then goto bios once again to check if the settings doesn't change. Restart again and wait if something you didn't expect still happens.
try to boot the windows from external DVD or CD ROM on USB if you have acces to your BIOS set the bios to boot from USB. i think your CD/DVD rom is not working properly, or is no booting from it bios is not setup corectly.
Check your floppy and optical (CD/DVD) drives for media. Often
times, the "NTLDR is Missing" error will appear if your PC is trying to
boot to a non-bootable floppy disk or CD/DVD.
Note: If you find that this is the cause of your problem and it's happening a lot, you might want to consider changing the boot order in BIOS so the hard drive is listed first.
Check the hard drive and other drive settings in BIOS and
ensure they are correct. The BIOS configuration tells the computer how
to use a drive so incorrect settings can cause problems, including
NTLDR errors. There is usually an Auto setting for hard drive and optical drive configurations in BIOS which is usually a safe bet if you're not sure what to do.
Open your computer's case and ensure that the cable that connects the hard drive to the motherboard
is firmly in place. If this does not resolve the issue, try replacing
the cable. NTLDR error messages could be caused by loose or
malfunctioning IDE cables.
Update your motherboard's BIOS. Occasionally, an outdated BIOS version can cause the "NTLDR is Missing" error.
Perform a clean installation of Windows XP.
This type of installation will completely remove Windows XP from your
PC and install it again from scratch. While this will almost certainly
resolve any NTLDR errors, it is a time consuming process due to the
fact that all of your data must be backed up and then later restored.
If you can't gain access to your files to back them up, understand that
you will lose them all if you continue with a clean installation of
Finally, if all else has failed, including the clean
installation from the last step, you're most likely facing a hardware
issue with your hard drive. Replace the hard drive and then perform a new installation of Windows XP.