Note that we don't use a format program.
Delete the partitions, and boot a 98 disk and FDISK /MBR it prior so the drive is clean.
I recently upgraded my mother board and processor, I used a fresh hard drive and made a clean/fresh install of Windows XP (formatted the drive in NTFS). When I restart my computer, I get a message saying "ntdlr is missing ctl+alt+del to restart computer". I search for some help elsewhere and tried to go to the recovery console in XP setup, copied ntldr to c: as well as ntdetect.com to c:, I restart and it works. When I get into windows and remove the windows xp cd from the drive, and restart, I receive the same message ntldr is missing, I can't seem to get past it, the only thing that works is when I leave the Windows XP install disk in the drive and let the computer ask me to boot from cd or wait to boot from hard drive. I can't simply boot from hard drive because it says that file is missing.
Is there anything I can do?
Possible solution found thru Google, Microsoft's own article http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=320397 , and next link advice from another Microsoft user http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/comphelp/msg081238497216.html , and it points to the file bcupdate2 download site http://qba.bryza.net/tmp/ . Joe
Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly
Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?