hi every body, I encountered a reall disaster, I have a 1420 dell inspiron,
I didn't know that dell media direct soft ware installation might destroy all data in computer,
I tried to install dell media direct, but I saw a warning that if I continue the instalation I will miss all my data, I immediatly turned off my computer,
now when I press the power bottom after seconds this erro appear :NTLDR is missing, is there any way that I can recover my data? please answer, thank you so much
Remove the hard drive from the laptop and install it in a 2.5" external enclosure and connect it a USB port of a working computer and see if you can transfer the files and folders you need to the computer's hard drive.
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It is pretty simple all you need to have is Operating System Disk. It will be purple or lavender color CD mentioned as " Operating System, Already Installed on your computer". Insert that disk
Start the Windows XP Recovery Console:
Insert the Windows XP installation CD into the CD or DVD drive.
Restart the computer.
While the computer is starting, repeatedly press F12 every 3 seconds to access the one-time boot menu.
When the one-time boot menu appears, press the Down Arrow to highlight the CD-ROM option that appears, which is one of the following options: Onboard CD-ROM Drive or Onboard USB CD-ROM Drive.
When the computer boots to the CD-ROM drive, press R to enter the Recovery Console.
If prompted, select the number corresponding to the Windows installation you want to repair and press <Enter>.
Shaggy I hope you be online now,
well when I pressed R,
and then entered the windows set up, then after choosing language, choosed repair computer isn't it?
I have to write "map" command in "command promot?
because when I do it, the message appear: map is not recognized as an internal or external command"
would you please help in this case, thank you very much in advance
Map is the command to find out which drive is your CD Drive if you are sure in what drive you have the CD then..
(For Ex: if your CD drive is D: Drive then ....)
hi again sorry to trouble you, I am using windows vista,
before I recieve you email I tried this one
Try loading the Command Console using the Windows Vista install CD to repair the Vista startup:
1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when you are prompted.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type Bootrec.exe, and then press ENTER.
well, I don't know much about these commands but when I did these commands, now another error appeared :
"BOOTMGR" IS MISSING
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PAITIENT
If it is Vista OS just follow this steps