I have a laptop that I am working on for a friend. When it boots up he gets the "ntldr is missing" which is no big deal. I have fixed this problem several times on many different machines. My problem is that when I put the XP disk into the machine and try to boot from it "reset bios to boot from disk" it doesn't read the disk and goes back to the ntldr message. I've tried many different disk drives that I know work and still the same thing. After talking with him he told me that the laptop did take a fall to the floor prior to this problem. Does anybody have any idea what the problem could be? Thanks for your help.