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01-28-2013 10:59 AM
purchased a used HP pavillion a1240n hooked up screen reads "NTLDR is missing, press any key to restart", next message reads "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" how do I get this pc up and running?
01-28-2013 11:49 AM
01-30-2013 11:58 AM
Most of the time, that means the bottloader has been corrupted or the hard drive is scrambled. It usually requires the WinXP install disk, which pretty sure did not come with the PC. Try hitting F10 as soon as the HP splash screen pops up. It should indicate along the bottom of the screen that F10 will start the Recovery.
If that does not work or it fails, then probably going to need a new hard drive and then order these Recovery DVD: http://www.computersurgeons.com/SearchProducts.aspx?sbt=a1240n%20&bkm=Results#Results
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