Hello, I've ran into a bit of a snag with my computer. As it turns out, my computer is now just looping around in circles when it first starts up without ever loading the Windows boot screen in the beginning. The issue is that my computer is having a problem detecting, I think, the NTDETECT.com and NTLDR files in the Windows installation. The problem arose when I changed a setting in MSCONFIG, so I could reduce the boot time from 30 seconds to 10 seconds instead. When the NTLDR error message displayed in the beginning, I temporarily fixed it by going to a website to find out how to. However, it only turned out to be a temporary fix as the NTLDR error message again popped up. The error was: NTLDR Error Press Ctrl. + ALT + Del. to restart. I did the next logical thing, I put in my Windows XP disk and used the recovery console to replace both the NTLDR and NTDETECT.com files, and that seemed to work for a bit, too, but the same NTLDR error has once again shoved it's collective nose where it doesn't belong. The last things that I did to try and resolve the issue, was take out the CMOS battery and letting the settings reset and I also reset the BIOS information to default. Didn't work out as hoped. I should point out that I did go into the recovery console in Windows XP and I did type in FIXMBR and FIXBOOT, which helped out, too, for a bit.. Now, the computer just refuses to heed to any of the tricks I did before and now just goes in loops. Any suggestions would be MUCH appreciated. Tyler **EDIT** Lastly, I should point out that using FIXMBR did NOT destroy my partition setting the first or second time of use for my Windows installation. Oh, and sorry if this is not the right section. Probably should be under hardware or software, but this is kind of a broad issue, I think.