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Okay so i Just installed windows about 3 hrs ago.. I Downloaded and installed some drives then it asked me to restart so i did. As soon as i turned my pc on it goes to the bios and such then it says ntldr is missing so i try to repair windows. Then after windows was done being repaired i get Disk read Error. So i just try to do a full reinstall but as soon as i "hit any key to boot from CD" it Says checking System hardware yada yada. It is usually supposed to go to the windows Setup but it doesn't. It just hangs at a black screen for about 30 sec and then restarts. So i tried unplugging all my slave hard drives and i still get the same thing.

Do you think it has something to do with my hard drive


P.S. I have unplugged the hard drive completely and then it goes into the Windows setup screen but as soon as it was plugged in it still hangs at the black screen

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Edited by Jeffmizrahi - 12/14/08 at 1:45pm
    
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Are u getting image like this one?

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When you boot from your CD, you aren't able to get to the menu? If you are, click repair the computer and chose your installation, then open the command prompt. Type 'bootrec.exe /fixmbr' and 'bootrec.exe /fixboot'. It is usually a good idea to fix boot problems manually like that.

One thing you can try is unplug all your hard drives and see if you can boot from the CD still.

edit: Just saw your edit. Can you try the hard drive in another computer or maybe try to boot from a Linux Live CD to see if it is readable that way.
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Check this web site maybe it could help u.

How to fix: NTLDR is missing
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Are u getting image like this one?

Ya but not the boot from cd:
No emulation

but the ntldr is missing part. press ctrl...

but thats not the problem any more now it says disk read error..

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When you boot from your CD, you aren't able to get to the menu? If you are, click repair the computer and chose your installation, then open the command prompt. Type 'bootrec.exe /fixmbr' and 'bootrec.exe /fixboot'. It is usually a good idea to fix boot problems manually like that.

One thing you can try is unplug all your hard drives and see if you can boot from the CD still.

edit: Just saw your edit. Can you try the hard drive in another computer or maybe try to boot from a Linux Live CD to see if it is readable that way.
Dont have a Linux Cd. But I have a feeling it is the hard drive..

I will see if i can boot with the cd from another hard drive in my system ..

report back soon.

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Check this web site maybe it could help u.

How to fix: NTLDR is missing

Good Read but the Ntldr isn't the problem any more i now get disk read erro
    
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I just Booted the windows setup from a different hard drive.

It now goes right to the Blue windows setup screen :/ have a feeling i need to get a new hard drive


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Good Read but the Ntldr isn't the problem any more i now get disk read erro
Usually a pretty good sign of 1 of 3 things,

1.) The most likely - Hard Drive Just Died on ya

2.) Hard Drive Controller is going out.

3.) Bad Sata Cable.
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Usually a pretty good sign of 1 of 3 things,

1.) The most likely - Hard Drive Just Died on ya

2.) Hard Drive Controller is going out.

3.) Bad Sata Cable.

Its a IDE btw but

I dont think its the Hard drive controller on the Motherboard cause it booted from the other hard drive i plugged in.

I think my hard drive is gone

I dont have any money though

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Its a IDE btw but

I dont think its the Hard drive controller on the Motherboard cause it booted from the other hard drive i plugged in.

I think my hard drive is gone

I dont have any money though
Another thing you could try is called dban disk eraser. It is used to format and clean a drive. Download and burn that and see if it can clean the drive. Remove the other drives first, don't want those getting erased.
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