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Windows Vista Missing (D) Drive and (E) Drive?

I have had my computer for over a year. It's a Compaq computer. It came with the Windows Vista operating system. It had been working fine. It had updated and I restarted my computer. When I restarted it and it came back on it is giving me the (error 39) for my E drive and when I click on My Computer it's only showing me my C drive and no longer my D drive. What do I do?

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1. Right click My computer and select Manage.
2. Click on Disk Management.
In the right hand window you should see all of your drives with their drive letter.
If you see a drive listed but without a drive letter that is likely to be your “missing” drive. To gain access try the following:
1. Right click the drive and select Change Drive Letter and Paths.
2. Click the Change button.
3. Select a Drive letter and click Ok.
Now check My Computer for the drive.

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HOW DO I RESTORE WINDOWS VISTA ON MY COMPAQ SR500


Your Compaq computer includes a recovery partition that allows you to restore your operating system in the event you get a virus or your hard drive crashes. Use the Compaq Recovery Manager to restore the computer to the factory operating condition. Only use the recovery method as a final step in the troubleshooting process as all the software and personal files stored to the computer's hard drive will be erased.

Click the "Start" icon and type "recovery" into the "Start Search" field. Click the "Recovery Manager" option that appears in the list of results. Click "Advanced Options," and click the "System Recovery" option. Click "Next" and the computer will restart into the recovery mode. Click the "System Recovery" option and click "Next." Click "Next" in the "System Recovery" window to launch the recovery process. The partition will reformat your hard drive and restore your Windows Vista operating system to the original condition
HP Support document System Restores
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00809678

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How do fix Hp compaq d530 ''NTDLR missing''



First make sure there are no disks in any of the drives cd floppy and usb Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.


Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
Corrupt NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM file.


Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32


New hard disk drive being added. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.

Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.


Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable

Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS.


Many times this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a non-bootable floppy disk or CDROM First verify that no FLOPPY DISKS or CD is in the computer, unless you are attempting to boot from a diskette


Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive including IDE,SATA

if ita flat 40 pin ribbon type it will be the first to fail.


The leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a

secure dust free connections and are not faulty


Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections


Computers need power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


also


When NTLDR is missing from your operating system it means that there is a problem with your boot loader, a bootstrap process that begins when you turn on the computer.


A missing NTLDR means that your computer cannot boot to the operating system.

This issue is only a problem on computers running Windows XP or previous operating systems as Windows 7 and Vista don't utilize NTLDR.


Fixing the missing NTLDR is relatively easy so long as you have your installation disc.


Locate your Windows XP/2000 installation disc and place it in your CD/DVD ROM drive. If you don't have this disk, then you cannot proceed further.


Restart your computer.

When the computer restarts press any key on your keyboard when you are prompted, "Press any key to enter setup."


Most computers are configured to boot to another device other than a hard drive.

Since the Windows XP/2000 installation disk is bootable, you should see the prompt.


However, if you don't see the prompt you may need to change your boot priority in your BIOS. To do so, enter the system BIOS by following the onscreen instructions upon startup.


Then navigate to the Boot Priority menu and modify another device, such as a CD-ROM to boot prior to the hard drive.

Then reboot your computer.


After you have pressed any key, the Windows XP/2000 setup screen will appear.

After loading, press the "R" key to repair the Windows installation.


The screen will appear black.

The computer requests which installation you would like to log in. Generally speaking, press "1" and "Enter."


If you have more than one hard drive or more than one partition, the procedure may be different.

You must know which hard drive or partition your Windows operating system is installed in.


You are subsequently prompted for a password.

If you haven't set up one up, you can just leave the query blank and press "Enter."


The phrase "c:\WINDOWS>" and a blinking cursor subsequently appear.


Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\windows" (without quotes), where "D" is the letter of your CD/DVD ROM drive (your optical drive may be different, especially if you have more than one).


Eject the CD from the drive and type "Exit" (without quotes) to restart your computer.

The NTLDR file will be copied from the installation disc to your hard drive.



or




If you've started your Windows XP computer and you see an error message to the effect that the "NTLDR" file is missing or corrupted, you've probably also noticed that the computer refuses to boot any further.


This is because the NTLDR file is an integral part of the boot process and needs to be restored before the boot process can proceed normally.

Insert your Windows XP disc into your computer.

Restart the computer and press any key on your keyboard when the message prompting you to do so appears.


Press the "R" key to open the Recovery Console and then press "1" and "Enter" in order to select your operating system.

Type in your Administrator password (if needed) and press "Enter."


Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\" and press "Enter" and then type "copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\" and press "Enter."


Restart your computer and let it boot up normally.

Since the NTLDR is freshly restored, the computer boots up properly.


Hope this helps.

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My computer is missing a file "windows\system32\config\system." how do i replace it? i cant even get windows to start!!!!!


Reinstall windows.
Sometimes using the "repair" option first on a reinstall will fix it.
Basically what is missing is the system configuration information.
Another option is to remove the drive and place it into a working machine and then scan the drive with a file recovery utility to find the missing files and restore them, that depends on how technical you are or familiar with file recovery procedures.

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My compaq computer has a missing registry data file


Your best be would be to reinstall Windows from the CD. As long as you don't format the drive, your data should remain intact.

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Will a Compaq Presario SR1303WM run windows Vista?


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Lost factory disks for my Compaq Persario sr1103wm know were I could get a new one?


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NEED HELP


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Robert

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Ntldr is missing


seems your MBR is damage. but you can repair it if only you can boot in windows cd and entering in the recovery console.

To run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM, follow these steps:
1.    Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
2.    When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
3.    If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.
4.    When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
5.    At the command prompt, type this commands one at a time.

FIXMBR  C:
FIXBOOT  C:
COPY [CDDRIVE]:\I386\NTLDR  C:\
COPY [CDDRIVE]:\I386\NTDETECT.COM  C:\
BOOTCFG  /rebuild


6.    To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

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