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Nouman gets the message “NTLDR is missing” on starting up the computer. NTLDR is the boot loader for Windows NT systems including your XP so if it’s missing or corrupt you computer can’t start properly. First, check all hard drive cables. You could try updating your PC’s BIOS or resetting to default values. Otherwise you’ll need to boot from the XP installation disk and select R to repair the installation. When you reach the Recovery Console type the following commands to replace your corrupt versions:
copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\
Where “d” is the drive letter assigned to your DVD/CD drive. When complete, take out the XP CD and restart.
Roy installed an automatic update on Windows XP and now after every startup the PC shuts down again automatically. The obvious cause seems to be the update so I’d reccommend restoring your computer to an earlier time or starting up in safe mode (tap F8 on restart) and see if it stays on there. You might need to restore from safe mode if it does or perhaps try to uninstall the latest updates.
Matt’s laptop fan starts when he presses the power button but nothing else happens. Is there any way if you can tell if the battery is properly charged? Some of them have indicators on them. Perhaps your battery isn’t charging enough or there’s issues with your power supply. If you listenclose can you her any sounds other that the fan? If you can’t hear the whirring/spinning hard drive then this may have failed. The lights on the laptop can be a clue too. Check your manual or the makers website to see what each light indicates or doesn’t in your case.
Neha’s pc boots to a blue screen and then restarts automatically and continually. I doubt if you’ve damaged your hard drive physically. Messing around with boot options is not wise really! See if you can boot to Safe Mode (tap F8 on startup) and reverse what you changed. If not then try disconnecting any unnecessary hardware and try booting again. You may need to reinstall windows or do a repair install with your original disc at least.
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Waheed’s mouse is moving by itself and when he tries to regain control he can’t! I’d say either the mouse’s ball is dirty or the optics if its a laser mouse are blocked/dirty. Make sure if you’re using a laser/optical mouse that you’re not using it on a highly reflective surface. If it’s a wireless mouse maybe your batteries are draining? Try update the mouse drivers too. See if you can get a lend of another mouse to test and make sure it’s not the pc. New mice are fairly inexpensive too though if it comes to that.