dell latitude ls wont boot

January 29, 2012 at 05:23:14
Specs: Windows XP
i bought a dell latitude ls at a ND hand store , and the problem aim having is when i power on the dell logo comes on also saids press f or F's for set up or boot when i do either of those two things a screen pops up saying NLTDR IS MISSING press any key to continue , when i do,'' it' just repeats itself over and over, 'this must be seriouse' ''huh'? i can go to the setup ,[MAIN, ADV, SECURITY, BOOT EXIT'] menue but the same thing happens over and over when i exit out of the setup menue . is heir anyway to reset this, it did have windows xp on i but ,i don know what i did , but i did it good CAN ANYONE HELP ME

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January 29, 2012 at 05:41:47

NTLDR is missing means the there is a problem With Widows XP and it cannot boot. To Fix it you are going to need an Windows XP CD. Did one come with the computer?

What happens when you press nothing and just let it get on with it?

When you go into set-up is the hard disk shown as being present and operational?

Did it ever boot since you acquired the computer?


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January 29, 2012 at 05:42:39
I am really a big believer in formatting the drive and reinstalling the OS of any used computer. "bought a dell latitude ls at a ND hand store". does this mean its used??


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January 29, 2012 at 07:19:51
Here's a guide on how to remake the NTLDR file:

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