Laptop Hard Disk Failed To Boot

By PSJ
Dec 22, 2006
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  1. I have tried everything on my laptop harddisc pentim II ibm. The message is error 00163 NTLDR is missing
  2. fastco

    fastco Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,511

    DO you have Windows 98? if so Make sure there is no floppy disk in the floppy drive. If you have one.

    Boot with a 98SE bootdisk and at the A:\> prompt, type in;

    sys c:

    If this doesn't work, boot with the bootdisk again and at the A:\> prompt type in;

    fdisk /mbr

    If you have Win XP boot from the cd and enter the Recovery Console and type

    fixmbr

    Post back with your results.
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