|Hi. My problem's a bit complicated so I'll start from the beginning.|
I reformatted my hard drive in order to remove my old copy of XP Home so I could put XP Pro on my computer. Now, however, when I try to boot up my computer to load XP on to it I get the 'NTLDR is missing. Press ctrl+ alt + del to restart.'
I looked online for a way to solve this trouble and was recommended to change the BIOS so it loads from the CD Drive instead of the HD but after doing that I still get the same error message.
Out of curiosity, I tried to force my computer to load from the CD Drive by disconnecting my HD and booting up my computer. XP starts up and tries to load itself. Obviously, with no HD it soon runs into trouble. I'm no techie, but this tells me that something's wrong with the HD itself.
Someone else recommended that I reset the jumpers on my motherboard. I've got an Azza KT600 ALX motherboard but I can't find the manual in my house, and I can't find it online either! I think they've been bought out by someone and don't do MBs any more. :(
Everything's plugged in correctly inside the computer.
So my questions are: would resetting the jumpers help? How do I do this? Is the trouble with my HD? Would buying a new one fix the problem?
Or, should I just throw the whole damn thing in the bin and buy a completely new computer?
I'd be very grateful if anyone could help me as I'm at my wits' end!