I am on vacation in Florida so not sure if I can help much, however, what you need to do is change the bios setup hit F2 on boot up and change the boot device to cd-rom first and then boot with a windows 2000 cd and do a repair in lieu of install. Your boot up files appear to have gotten corrupt, when it is booting up hit the pause key as it starts and you should see your harddrive listed hit space bar to continue. Dave -----Original Message----- From: BREZZ132@xxxxxx [mailto:BREZZ132@xxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2003 5:12 PM To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [pcductape] Dell Laptop My son brought me his Dell laptop. He was running Windows-2000 (NT w/FAT32) and his computer fails to boot up. The error message is:"NTLDR is missing" I assume that his hard drive is not being read to start the boot - - - but since I am running W98, I don't know what to do to help him. He does NOT have a floppy drive installed, only a DVD/CD-RW Any suggestions would be appreciated Matt, in Jupiter To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface. To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.