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I have a Micron 700 Mhz Celeron computer with 128mb sdram. I have no idea *** the video and audio or motherboard components are. All I know is everything is on board. I recently upgraded from windows 98 to windows xp and a week later the computer failed to boot up and I could only see "NTLDR is missing". I formatted the drive and reinstalled windows xp and used it trouble free for a week and same thing happens again. YOu guys think I have a virus that embedded itself in my memory maybe? I am stumped here. Please help.
 

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You said you formated your drive, by what means did you do this?

Also are there any other hard drives or partitions that were not blanked out during the format?

It could be a virus but that depends on the answers you give me to the above questions. :) Post back and let me know and we'll take it from there.
 

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Well, the first time, I did a new install from windows 98 and did a conversion to NTFS file system. Then, when it crashed again, I booted from Windows Xp cd-rom and proceeded to wipe out entire windows directory and formatted the drive and then reinstalled xp. My drive has only one partition and I did not create any new ones.
 
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Try this........:D

Set bios to boot to floppy first.

Get a Win98 Boot Disk here if you don't have one.

Boot to it and select start computer without CD-ROM support.

At the A:> prompt type fdisk /mbr this will be over real quick, So if you think it didn't do anything it did......:winkgrin:

Now at the A:> prompt type fdisk, When the prompt comes up about large disk support select yes.

Then select option 3 Enter

Select option 1 Enter

Select Yes

Type in the Volume Label if there is one and hit enter.

Are you sure Yes.

Esc.

Select 1

Select Yes

Esc

Reboot

Change boot sequence to boot to CD-ROM first and insert the XP CD and do your install.
 
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