I am trying to repair the NTLDR missing problem. I have a copy of Win XP Home Edition (same as on the broken Packard Bell desktop which is at fault), but when I go into the repair console, it asks for a admin password, although there isn't one set. I have run Orphcrack and this also states no password for admin.
Could this be a problem of trying to repair with a standard XP disc and not the packard bell disc?
Follow the instructions from the last link I gave you A to F - it is the 2nd option you want To Repair a Windows Installation Using Recovery Console, Press R’ – press the ‘R’ key now to enter the recovery console
See the warning in between C and D Warning: the first option is ‘To Set Up Windows XP now press Enter’ – you do not want this so do NOT press ENTER. Then follow on from there.
I am still struggling to get round this issue, I have tried most ideas mentioned, but still no luck with getting round the password issue. I think if I could get into Recovery console I would be able to solve the issue. Thanks agin for all help given and any more that you may be able to give.