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  1. Thread: NTLDR is Missing

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    Problem solved. It finally dawned on me that...

    Problem solved.

    It finally dawned on me that this might be a CMOS problem. I found info on the Dell E310 CMOS reset and followed the instructions to change the mobo jumpers for 5 seconds then...
  2. Thread: NTLDR is Missing

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    More bad news. I got past the NTLDR missing...

    More bad news.

    I got past the NTLDR missing error when I attempted to format the hard drive again. This time, I got to the point where I selected the full reformat (not the quick one) and it...
  3. Thread: NTLDR is Missing

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    OK. Knowing it is very bad form to answer your...

    OK. Knowing it is very bad form to answer your own posts for help, I'm doing so anyway because I have managed to change symptoms of the problem.

    First, I decided to abandon the attempt to fix the...
  4. Thread: NTLDR is Missing

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    So, we have this Dell E310 that had a strange...

    So, we have this Dell E310 that had a strange second partition that I never (consciously) created. In trying to eliminate it, I did something (I think I damaged something in the file system) and now...
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    Good suggestions, all, Gerald! Thank you...

    Good suggestions, all, Gerald!

    Thank you again.

    I'm suspecting the power supply on my computer. I've already ordered an Ultra 650-Watt PS that should be here about Monday. I have been able to...
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    Thanks for the response, Gerald! After my...

    Thanks for the response, Gerald!

    After my post, above, about problems that my brother had experienced that we thought was attributable to an ice storm, I have the exact same symptom on my Dell...
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    After a power failure following an ice storm, the...

    After a power failure following an ice storm, the Dell E310 wouldn't boot. After talking with India for awhile, decided that a new HD was in order. Ordered, received and installed the new HD. Went...
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    Thanks, Peter! I'll give that a try, but I'm...

    Thanks, Peter!

    I'll give that a try, but I'm gonna wait until I'm not as tired and sleepy. http://windowssecrets.com/forums/images/smilies/laugh.gif
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    Broadband with router with firewall with...

    Broadband with router with firewall with additional firewall software on PC.

    I realize that the concern about penetration is paranoia, but I would still like to know if it's possible to automate...
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    Realizing that the particulars of this might vary...

    Realizing that the particulars of this might vary from WinXP to Vista to Win7, I need to know if it is possible to set a schedule in System Tools for connecting and disconnecting from one's ISP. I...
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    Thanks for the replies. We've got it under...

    Thanks for the replies. We've got it under control - I hope! http://windowssecrets.com/forums/images/smilies/unsure.gif
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    Darling Daughter just bought herself a new HP...

    Darling Daughter just bought herself a new HP laptop. She wants to move data, music, movies, apps and other files from her WinXP Dell LT to her new Win7 HP LT. I thought I'd suggest that she use a...
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    Can anyone point me to sources that will help me...

    Can anyone point me to sources that will help me learn and understand the standards for formatting email?

    I keep seeing questions and complaints about forwarded emails not behaving as expected. ...
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    I have a Dell Dimension 8100 that is a few years...

    I have a Dell Dimension 8100 that is a few years old. In the original case, I had problems with a second HD overheating; so I put it all into an ATX tower case made by Ultra some years ago. ...
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    Haven't been able to work on it the last couple...

    Haven't been able to work on it the last couple of days but might get some time with it tomorrow. I'll let you know what happens.
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    Thanks, unkamunka! I would go for a reinstall...

    Thanks, unkamunka!

    I would go for a reinstall but I can't get past the missing NTLDR file. For whatever reason, I can't get it to read the file from the CD. I know it's on the CD because I put...
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    Howdy All! Long time no see! Guess I've been...

    Howdy All! Long time no see! Guess I've been real lucky, huh?

    The wife's desktop (Dell Dimension 4100, P4, .5GB RAM, Win XP Pro SP3) was running slow and occasionally hanging. I noticed that...
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    You might also try using a third party player. ...

    You might also try using a third party player. Take a look here for some FREE options.


    Thanks for the pointers, Doc!

    The Nvidia Pure Video is third party software that is supposed to work...
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    About a year ago I bought this HP laptop. It...

    About a year ago I bought this HP laptop. It came with Vista Home Edition. I had problems with compatibility with old apps; so I formatted the HD and installed WinXP-Pro and brought it up to SP3. ...
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    It's not certain that the MSRT finds the latest...

    It's not certain that the MSRT finds the latest mutations of the Conficker worm. See Run a Conficker removal tool before April 1 by Brian Livingston.

    Hello HansV!

    Thank you very much for your...
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    I've been trying to run the version of the MSRT...

    I've been trying to run the version of the MSRT that I downloaded today before Conficker is supposed to kick off. I haven't been able to get the full check to run. It keeps hanging on a file named...
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    Re: Reformatting HD from Vista (Vista Business)

    I finally was able to break through this problem. I went into the setup options and disabled the multiple boot option and left only the boot from cd option enabled. I then loaded the XP reinstall...
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    Reformatting HD from Vista (Vista Business)

    I made a mistake and installed Vista on my laptop! Please don't try to convince me that I just need to move along with the tide and install VIsta and get over it. The hardware is an HP 530 Business...
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    Re: Removing Windows Bloat (Windows XP Pro SP3)

    Thanks for the responses!

    I guess that it's not as simple to make windows smaller as I thought. I guess I'll just add the SP3 to the slipstream without trying to make windows smaller. The tip...
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    Removing Windows Bloat (Windows XP Pro SP3)

    The time has come to create a slipstream CD to include SP3. I have old apps that are not compatible with Vista and I don't intend to invest in newer versions; so please don't suggest or try to...
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