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I need to know if my windows XP cd is messed or if its my computer

By nive
Aug 3, 2005
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  1. I reformated my computer, deleted the partition then formated on it (windows XP professional). It went to 100% and loaded anthoer screen where is was copying files or something. That bar went to 40% adn computer restarted. Then i get a error saying NTRDL is missing. I tried formatting 3 times now, the third time is when i noticed it stopped at 40%.

    Is my cd messed up or is the ntrdl due to other reasons?
  2. urbandragon

    urbandragon Newcomer, in training Posts: 336

    you may have a defective cd.... i would first try cleaning the cd....

    also why did you decide to format the hdd in the first place, as it may have some bearing as to why your reinstall is not working....
  3. CRITICALSins

    CRITICALSins Newcomer, in training

    i get the same thing msg when i try installing windows....got new hardrive and nothing...cd tested in other pc, seemed to work fine.
  4. CRITICALSins

    CRITICALSins Newcomer, in training


    Replace your RAM cards and then try doing it again.
  5. tesla

    tesla Newcomer, in training

    Cylinder 0

    Is your Cylinder 0 or Sector 0 of your harddrive wrong? Defect?

    Might try not to just format, but to repartition completely, some virusses even can survive formatting...
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