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Windows XP computer problem Answered

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.


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.

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.

There has to be an easier solution, because I've had the problem fixed before.

. 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.

. 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.

first you dont turn off a computer by pressing the power button. you click on the shutdown button. that caused the problem.

NNNNN WRONGGG If you don't have access to the "Shut Down" button, you can hold the power button for 8 seconds for a safe shut-down. :]

I know what caused the problem. I had' to hold the power button because the computer froze. I need to know how to fix it, not what caused the problem.

Anyway,like I said this guy fixed the problem at the "DHCP" screen by pressing something on the keyboard. Anyone know what that could be?

Windows XP computer problem

A problem? With Windows? No! I don't believe it!