I am trying to solve a computer problem for a friend. The problem is on boot upI am presented with "NTLDR is missing....press Ctrl-Alt-Del to Restart".
He tells me that his way of get around a frozen program was to switch it off then on at the mains and then start up the PC...has this killed the HDD?
I know its quite a common subject. I have tried making a boot disk (both CD-R and USB) and most of the options here but it is still the same: http://tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm
I am now wanting to perform a repair installation of XP, I get to the bit where I select the "C" partition and it tells me that "A \Windows folder already exists that may contain a windows installation...."
I either have to delete the Windows Install (press L) or select a different folder to install windows too. I do not want to do either, I want to repair it.
If anyone has any solutions on how to get windows back I will be very interested.