Couldn't find NTLDR

By winchendon
Mar 9, 2008
  1. trying to install windows xp pro on fresh pc.Couldn't find NTLDR

    ok heres the situation.
    i have a used computer that i am trying to install windows xp professional on. i used wipedrive to completely wipe the harddrives clean on that computer.
    i burned the iso for windows xp professional with magic iso with my other computer and it says the cd is bootable.
    when i start the wiped clean computer to install that windows all it says is cdboot:couldn't find NTLDR

    i have no idea what to do
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Why aren't you just using your (new) XP install cd to install the OS?
  3. winchendon

    winchendon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    because i downloaded the windows xp pro iso. a friend of mine also downloaded it and it worked on his pc. i feel dumb because i wouldnt have wipe the harddrives clean if i known i was going to have a problem booting from the burned cd
  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    OK - please post the url for the download site I wanna check this place out for you. If legit it should have support.
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