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How do I fix a XP computer which has the following message; Verifying DMI Pool Data..... NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+ Delete to restart.

I believe I may have removed a system file accidentally when I was trying to remove programs to speed up the computer as it was very slow.

Please someone help me solve this problems once and for all.

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Hello,

xpcman, please permit to add few lines.

Copy the missing file from your Windows XP CD.

Try this 1

1) Set the first booting device to CD/DVD-drive in CMOS settings.

2) Place the Windows XP CDin the CD/DVD-drive.

3) When a prompt "Press any key to boot from CD" appears, just press any key.

4) When Windows XP Setup screen appears, press R to enter Recovery Console.

5) If you have installed Windows XP in C drive then press 1 and then Enter.

6) Enter the password and then press "Enter"

7) Now command prompt appears

C:\WINDOWS>

8) enter these commands

cd \ and then press enter.

Now command prompt changes to C:\>

9) Here I assume your CD\DVD drive as G drive that contain your Windows XP

CD. Enter the below command

g: --> Press Enter.

Now your prompt changes to the G drive as G:\>

9) Now enter below command

cd i386 --> Press Enter.

Now the command prompt changes to G:\i386>

Now type the below command

copy ntldr C: --> Press Enter.

"1 file(s) copied" message appears.

Now type the below command

copy NTDETECT.COM C: --> Press Enter.

"1 file(s) copied" message appears.

10) Now type exist and press Enter ---> It will restart your PC.

(Note : After restart change the first boot device to harddisk or remove the

Windows XP CD from the CD/DVD drive or when it asks you to "Press any key to

boot from CD..."don't press any key at the moment.)

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This web page gives you information to fix your problem. In the end you may need to re-install Windows XP to fix things.

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-fix-ntldr-is-missing-errors-2623859

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Hi, thanks for your help, I just realized that I lost my windows xp installation CD. Right now am downloading from the internet to burn it to a CD to run the installation following your instruction. I believe your response will help as I have tried all the other alternatives but couldn't fix the problem. I will update of you of the progress once I have the installation CD ready and follow your instruction.

Thank you so much for your reply.

Julie