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Unable to boot up computer

Downloaded windows package from website. shortly thereafter, when i tried to boot up computer, received message that a problem was detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to my computer. when i try to power up, it provides me with option to boot up in safe mode, but doesn't allow me to do so when that option is chosen.

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Windows update corrupted your boot sector on youre hard drive,one way of fixing this is by booting from the restore cd you got from dell choose R once the load completes,at the prompt type help this will display the a list of commands you may use.Type fixboot hit enter
it will write a new boot sector for you,type exit and hit enter the computer will restart (of course remove the cd),now if this persist go back under the repair option and type fixmbr hit enter this will write a new master boot,type exit oncemore it will restart.Now if you cant boot to windows after this you may want to get the data off the hard drive as you will have to do a fresh install.

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Could be various causes just follow the information below and you should solve it.
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NTLDR is Missing
Press any key to restart
Boot: Couldn't find NTLDR
Please insert another disk
NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl Alt Del to Restart
Cause:
  1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
  2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
  3. Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file.
  4. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
  5. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32.
  6. New hard disk drive being added.
  7. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
  8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
  9. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable.
Solutions:
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 is in the computer, unless you are attempting to boot from a diskette.
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 and/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.
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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.
Note: 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. Additional information about checking the CD-ROM drive connections can be found on document CH000213.
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Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS
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Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file
Windows 2000 users
Windows XP users

Windows XP users
  1. Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.
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  3. Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
  4. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
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  6. Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, which in this case is "e." This letter may be different on your computer.

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  7. Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.
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If you are getting this error message while you are attempting to upgrade to Windows 2000 or Windows XP from Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows ME running FAT32 please try the below recommendations.
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