Windows XP computer problem

Hey everyone. The other day, I had to shut down my primary computer by holding down the power button for several seconds. When I restarted, however, instead of Windows loading, this screen popped up that said DHCP and a little spinning thing next to it. Either waiting a few seconds or pressing the escape key took me to a screen that said "NTLDR is missing, Press any key to restart." A friend had fixed this problem before by simply pressing a few keys, but he lives in a different state now and I can't contact him. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Thanks in advance.

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NachoMahma9 years ago
. Does this help?
NachoMahman, how come you always put a period before your sentences? =]
. So ppl will ask questions. heehee . Old habit from the BBS days when leading/trailing spaces would get stripped.
. aha :]
SnuffyDaPenguin (author)  NachoMahma9 years ago
I didn't add any new parts to my computer, it just froze to the point that I couldn't get it to work again, so I had to hold don the power button for however many seconds, like Labot said.
SnuffyDaPenguin (author) 9 years ago
There has to be an easier solution, because I've had the problem fixed before.
. Googling "NTLDR is missing" (with the quotes) turned up this.
NachoMahma9 years ago
. Somehow I've managed to avoid this problem, so I haven't had to fix it myself, but I've heard that you can boot from the Windows install CD and do some type of restore that will fix the boot-loader without wiping out your data.
SnuffyDaPenguin (author)  NachoMahma9 years ago
Unfortunately I don't have the boot CD anymore T_T
. Then I would: move the HDD to another computer and backup any data you want to keep; re-install the HDD; reformat the HDD and install Linux. If you don't need to save any data, you can skip the first two steps. . Or borrow someone's Win install disc. IIRC, the repair is done without asking for a serial number.
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