Non booting PC

  Skoda11 15:29 11 Jan 06
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Windows XP. NTFS file system. Mesh computers recovery disc.
PC will only start with recovery disc inserted.
On normal start-up -'Press F10 for recovery' then -'Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart'-'NTLDR is missing'-repeats.
With Recovery Disc inserted, after 'Press any key to boot from the CD' and without pressing any key, start-up proceeds as normal.
Have copied ntldr and ntdetect.com files from the recovery CD to the root directory, but the problem remains.
Have checked security of hard drive connections.
Boot.ini file reads--

[boot loader]

timeout=30

default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS

[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /noguiboot

Is this correct?

Have you any other suggestions of action I can take (with my limited ability) to cure this fault?
The problem seemed to stem from when I inserted a flash drive into the USB port to back up my flies in M/S Money program,
when the PC stopped responding to any input, and had to be switched off.

Hope someone can come up with a cure.
Thank you in anticipation,

  Totally-braindead 15:38 11 Jan 06

See if any of this helps click here

  Skoda11 11:13 13 Jan 06

Now working normally. Thanks for the info.

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