Hi there, Recently my computer stopped booting past the windows xp load screen. I decided to do a fresh, clean install of windows xp to clean it up as i was experiencing virus problems. I couldnt find my system recovery cd from the manufacturer so i borrowed a friends XP cd that was also windows xp home addition, same as mine. During the install i set two partitions on my hard drive so that I may install a Linux OS when time allowed. During the install i kept recieving messages that a certain file was unable to install, i could retry or skip. I retried the first one and it was successfull. On another file ii wouldn't install, so i decided to cancel and clean the disk. When i put the disk back in i got the dreaded NTLDR is missing, press ctrl alt del to restart. From what i read the windows disc is a bootable disc. it should boot from the CD. So i went into my BIOS and ensured the boot sequence was set to the cd/dvd drive first. i disabled the floppy boot since i decided not to have a floppy drive installed on my computer.(dumb idea i now realize) My computer should now only be attempting to boot from the cd drive, and then the hard drive. I still got the same response. "NTLDR is missing, press...." Next i disabled the hard drive. No help. I've tried creating a bootable disk with the NTLDR files. I've tried everyting from computerhope/issues/ch000465. I've tried everything from tinyempire/notes/ntldrismissing which is were i tried the boot disk option. I am pretty confident that the hard drive is set up correctly in the bios. One thing in particular that i fear is that when repartitioning the hard drive before the new install i didnt handle it properly. i created a bootable superfdisk to try to repartition the hard drive but i recieved the same"NTLDR is missing" message. Oh, to add to the problem, after the motherboard logo screen i recieve a Fasttrack PDC42819 message, "No array is defined, pres ctrl f to enter fastbuild utility." When i enter fastbuild it gives me 4 options. 1. View drive assignments 2. Define LD 3. Delete LD 4. Controler configuration Only number 4 works. Once i enter number 4 i have no ability to conigure anything. The top of the screen says "No parameters defined for currnet disks" I turnd the RAID controler off in my BIOS and that took the message away, but i doubt it solved the problem. In all my research i have found no help for that problem. Today i went to FRYs to get a linux OS and rid myself of windows altogether. I was told linux is online available only. Would booting from a Linux, prob. GNOME, os install disk actually install or would i recieve the NTLDR is missing message again? I have since found my recovery disk and guess what, "NTLDR is missing, press ctrl alt del to restart!!!!!!!" Im running an MSI k9a2 platinum motherboard, amd phenom 9600 quad-core processor. 230gb western digital hd. 3gb ram. IDE primary master- ATAPI CDROM Slave not detected Sata1-Hard disk Any help would be super, and ideas would be great, any questions will be answered by me asap. Thanks.