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I want to delete everything and start over!

I hav an old laptop the only offical cd and manual i have is windows NT. When i start up the laptop i hav to choose xp pro, rather than the xp pro setup,, i must hav done something wrong when i tried to install sp2 from a disk.
I want to delete all these partitions and things and get instructions to reformat.thinks this is what i want to do,been reading over these pages for hours but not to sure.
Ideally il get NT working fast and get windows/microsoft updates to get offical xp.
is this possible,and where do i start?

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You'll need to go to SAFE mode, or boot from the install disk, which ever is most accessible.

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This worked for me, hopefully for you also.
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My laptop has a problem it gets past logo then loading files then past Microsoft loading then says " stop:c000021a {fatal system error} the NT initial comman process system process terminated unexpectedly...


Did you starts the laptop, with the Windows CD inserted already?
let it start with the CD and it will discover there is already an operating system. It will ask to reinstall or to repair the errors. Choose the last option, so you don't loose your data.

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If you're using Windows XP, there is a separate hidden account called administrator.The easiest way to access it is to go into safe mode.

You do this by tapping F8 just after the self test, and before windows starts to load.

Once on the start up menu choose safe mode. Click on the administrator account.

From there you can change any passwords in the control panel under user accounts.

You do not have to know any of the passwords to change them.

Or you can use utility to delete the lost password.

Usually it need 3 steps:

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2.Get out the newly created CD and insert it to the locked computer.

3.Re-boot the locked computer and then follow the process of instructions. Just after a few steps, the old password will be removed.

It supports all Windows version, recover Windows 7 password,Vista/XP/2003/2000/NT etc.

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When we switch on the laptop we getting ntldr missing press any key to restart


The error message "NTLDR is missing" means that the Windows boot loader (NT Loader, NTLDR) cannot be found.
This often occurs when the computer tries to boot from a drive other than the one Windows is installed on, due to a change in the drive configuration or because you left a bootable disk in a removable drive. But it may also be because the NTLDR file has been corrupted or deleted
First, check the boot drives to make sure that the computer is not trying to boot from a different drive to the one that contains Windows.
  • Check that there are no CDs or DVDs in the CD/DVD drives.
  • Check that no removable drives are plugged in to the USB ports.
  • Check the boot order in the BIOS Setup to ensure that the computer boots from the drive containing Windows before any other bootable devices.
If this does not resolve the problem, you will have to repair the NT boot loader.
However, if your computer is using Windows XP and you have a Windows XP installation CD you may be able to boot from this and use the Recovery Console to fix NTLDR manually instead.

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How To: Fix "NTLDR is missing"

Applies to: Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP

Symptoms

When you start your computer, you receive the error message "NTLDR is missing. Press any key to restart."

Cause

The error message "NTLDR is missing" means that the Windows boot loader (NT Loader, NTLDR) cannot be found. This oftenoccurs when the computer tries to boot from a drive other than the one Windows is installed on, due to a change in the driveconfiguration or because you left a bootable disk in a removable drive. But it may also be because the NTLDR file has beencorrupted or deleted.

SolutionCheck the boot drives

First, check the boot drives to make sure that the computer is not trying to boot from a different drive to the one thatcontains Windows.

  • Check that there are no CDs or DVDs in the CD/DVD drives.
  • Check that no removable drives are plugged in to the USB ports.
  • Check the boot order in the BIOS Setup to ensure that the computer boots from the drive containing Windows before any other bootable devices.

If this does not resolve the problem, you will have to repair the NT boot loader.

Fix NTLDR

The easiest way to fix the "NTLDR is missing" error is to use Spotmau PowerSuite.However, if your computer is using Windows XP and you have a Windows XP installation CD you may be able to boot from this anduse the Recovery Console to fix NTLDR manually instead.

Use Spotmau PowerSuiteInsert the Spotmau PowerSuite CD and start the computer. The main menu will appear.spotmau-2.gif
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  • When the Windows Recovery tool starts, click Windows NT/2000/XP/2003.
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  • On the Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Recovery dialog, click Recover NTLDR and NTDETECT.
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  • On the Recover NTLDR and NTDETECT dialog, select your operating system (e.g. Windows XP) and then click Recover.
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The tool will repair the file and report "NTLDR and NTDETECT have been recovered successfully."

  • Remove the Spotmau PowerTools CD from the drive and click Restart to reboot the computer.
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In order to upgrade to XP with a fresh install, you will need to purchase an XP disc, then it's simple. Upon start up you need to go to the boot menu or set the cd drive to boot before the hard drive in the bios. Then insert the disc and follow the directions. At one point, you will need to delete the existing operating system in order to install the new. Once this is done, then you will need to format the drive using the full NTFS format, not the quick format. Then it's all down hill, just follow the direction. After the install, you will need to go to Compaq's support site and download any drivers needed. You can find the needed drivers in the device manager. I realize you would like to get around the XP purchase, but unfortunately, there's no way around it.

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How to do this?


no worries..I'd suggest a clean drive approach, yes.

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