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When i turn on my laptop i get loading pbr for descriptor 2 done ntldr is missing on dell vostro 1700

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This is saying that the ntldr, which is a file necessary to start windows is missing.
You will need to follow one of these steps in the links, below:
Note, if you have Windows Vista or Windows 7, you'll need to boot from the Windows system disk and follow the prompts to repair Windows
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4501608-when_windows_xp_start_primary_fix
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4501848-when_windows_xp_start_secondary_fix

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