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Offline chbq

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Get this message: "NTLDR is  missing Press any key to restart" when turning laptop on. It's a Dell inspiron 1525 running Vista.  Can't find the Vista boot disk.  Please help.

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Re: NTLDR is missing press any key to restart - laptop using Vista
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 02:43:42 PM »
Hi, chbq.

Check that you don't have a CD/DVD in the drive and then try restarting.  If that doesn't help, see Startup Repair for Windows (Windows 7 / Vista) and the linked instructions within that tutorial.

If still unsuccessful, it is likely the hard drive has or is failing.  John Carrona has instructions here:  Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure.



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