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After formatting computer hard drive with windows xp pro. came up with bios error and it would not turn on, it keeps flashing

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I have HP compaq desktop computer with windows xp pro. with partition. I had run out off space of the hard drive, so i decided to format the hard drive and do away with partitioning of the hard drive and also the change the format of the hard drive from Fat 32 to NTFS. Only way to chage that was to for mate it. after formatting and installtion of the windows xp it came up with error message of the bios and the floppy. It would not let me do anything so i had to turn the power off to the computer to over come the problem. Now it will not boot up nor the any of the drives open up. It keeps coming up and going off. (flashing effect). It does not give any time for the screen to come up. So please help how to over come this probem and thank you for your help.
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First I have to assume that you are running Windows XP. This solution should work for other versions of Windows.
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4. Restore the NTLDR and ntdetect.com files from the Windows XP CD. Restoring these two important system files from the original Windows XP CD may do the trick.

5. Repair or replace the boot.ini file. This will prevent the NTLDR error if the cause of the problem is a boot.ini file that is not configured properly for your Windows XP installation.

6. Write a new partition boot sector to the Windows XP system partition. If the partition boot sector has become corrupt or isn't properly configured, you may receive the "NTLDR is Missing" error.

7. Repair the Windows XP master boot record. NTLDR error messages may also appear if the master boot record is corrupt.

8. Reseat all internal data and power cables. NTLDR error messages could be caused by loose or malfunctioning IDE cables.
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9. Update your motherboard's BIOS. Occasionally, an outdated BIOS version can cause the "NTLDR is Missing" error.

10. Perform a repair installation of Windows XP. This type of installation should replace any missing or corrupt files. Continue troubleshooting if this does not resolve the issue.

11. 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.
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12. Replace the hard drive and then perform a new installation of Windows XP. 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.
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See Get More Help for information about contacting me on social networks or via email, posting on tech support forums, and more. Be sure to let me know what steps, if any, you've already taken to fix the "NTLDR is missing" issue.

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