Deleted startup components!

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
April 17, 2010 at 21:44:07
Specs: Windows XP
Well i have deleted startup components once again. I changed folder options to show hidden and windows stuff. Then when entering C: it had grey items that i didnt recognize so i deleted them. They were NTLDR, and all of the ones that let you delete them. Last time my friend used a XP Home Edition and made a new operating system but now i dont have 1. Now i have NTLDR is missing on computer with no disc and i need to keep all my files/programs and don't have time for Microsoft to mail me a new disc. Thank You

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April 17, 2010 at 21:52:34
Do you have another computer that you can toss your harddrive

If time is of the essence you could boot onto a working harddrive
and use your drive as a storage drive just to pull the files from.

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April 17, 2010 at 21:57:50
How do i do this?

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April 17, 2010 at 22:07:10
You would need a working computer with an extra hard drive

Just pop open your case, take out your hard drive and put it in
the other case, plug in the SATA or IDE cable (you can
borrow the cable from your computer) plus the power cable
and turn the computer on. The computer should boot normally
and under My Computer you should see an extra hard drive.
Double click it and go into your Documents and
Settings/username folder to get access to your My
Documents and Desktop files.

Make sure you mount your hard drive properly and don't let
the printed circuit board touch anything metallic, or you could
risk damaging the hard drive.

Try watching this video, I hope it helps.

Hopefully you won't have to mess with any jumpers.

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May 4, 2010 at 09:03:51
If your hard drive is not the first device that your computer boots, you will have startup problems. If you have been getting messages stating “NTLDR is Missing”, your hard drive is not loading. Depending on your computer, you may need to press F2, F10, F12 or Del in order to access your BIOS. In the Advanced BIOS Options menu, make sure the Boot Sequence shows the hard drive loads first.
hope this helps!


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