Okay: I am using a work computer that I was given after a lease program expired. I was able to get the administrator password and user to gain access to the desktop etc. While using a deletion program (Cyber Scrub) to delete unwanted files and folders, I mistankingly deleted the NTLDR file. I shut down and later started back up. When I started back up the screen went black and it showed "NTLDR is Missing" click ctl alt delete to restart. After doing that many times it just took me right back to the same screen. I tried going to an old computer to copy its NTLDR file and up load it on the other computer. No success. My neighbor lent me a XP reinstall CD so I could at least hit F8 or F10 and get to the last working state. That did not work as a ADMINSTRATOR password screen popped up. I don't have the overall admin pass, just the local user pass. So, frustrated as hell, I loaded the new XP reinstall cd and have been able to get online. I then thought I could just try and find all the old files etc. No luck. How do I get my old computer OS back? System restore just has dates for the new XP not the old. Do I delete the new install, and try to boot a NTLDR file from a CD? Please help!!!!!