Hi, i have just been given an old Pack-Bell iMedia 1418 from a friend but he did say it wont work, but if i can make anything of it, then its mine for free, so i took a look. The pc needs a little updating as it only has a whopping 80gig HD and 256mb of ram lol lol lol but it does have a Pentium4 3.0GHz chip with hyperthreading so if i were to get some more ram (possibly 2 or 3 gig) another HD (500gig) and XP home OS then it would probably make a semi decent web browsing / letter writting machine for my daughter to learn with. Problem is when it boots the error message :- NTLDR is missing, press alt.ctrl,del to restart...... But this is just a loop that go's no further. If i replace the HD etc will this probelm go away or is it a MB/Bios problem ? Hope you can shed some light on this for me, Regards, Lee. P.S the machine has the XP home serial key on the side but my friend never made a recovery disk so i will probably need to just get another OS, which i appreciate.