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NTLDR Missing

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by madrob, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. madrob

    madrob Nibble Poster

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    Hello all

    I have an older blank machine that we are recycling and the message

    "NTLDR file missing" or something similar. Can anyone point me in the direction of finding this file and tell me how to install it!

    Cheers

    Rob
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    1) There may be a floppy in the floppy drive.

    2) If this machine is genuinely blank then reformat it.

    3) If this machine is supposed to be able to boot run 'fixboot' from the Recovery Console.

    Harry.
     
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  3. madrob

    madrob Nibble Poster

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    Hey there

    Thanks for your quick reply. There is no floppy in the drive and its genuinely blank. Its been wiped and then given out to the community. We are now trying to install Linux but cant get past that message!

    Cheers
     
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  4. d-Faktor
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  5. d-Faktor
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    how did you wipe it? did you format using a boot flop?
     
  6. madrob

    madrob Nibble Poster

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    Hey

    I didnt actually wipe it myself, i think it was wiped with Dban?! Or something nuke!?

    Sorry i cant be more help!

    Rob
     
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  7. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Then use fdisk or similar to remove the partition table.

    Even better use one of the utils that will zero out the first sector.

    Harry.
     
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  9. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Er - <cough> it is fdisk that has the /mbr switch....

    Harry.
     
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  10. d-Faktor
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    DOH! :oops:

    okay, can anyone tell me where to cancel my microsoft certs?
     

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