I have been trying to clean install my preferred option: windows XP. However I was plagued with missing NTDLR messages and tried several of the solutions ofered on Experts Exchange. All unsuccessful.
I had an upgrade copy of windows 7 so tried to clean install this (using option to format the c: drive). As it was an upgrade it did not accept my product key, but with microsoft help centre (telephone) I double installed it and all seemed fine. Till they got off the phone and i shut down / restarted.
I reset the boot order to use hard drive first.
Now I have a BOOTMGR is missing message (press c+a+d TO RESTART).
i am at my wits end. Please, any suggestions?